Monthly Archive: April 2018

Accident Reporting: Quick Facts

Incident/accident reporting is an important aspect of monitoring or measuring safety performance and allows an organisation, through investigations, to learn from mistakes and improve health and safety. It is essential that employers introduce a reporting system in the workplace for all accidents and incidents, dangerous occurrences, diseases and near misses, for all employees, contractors and visitors. An accident report may also...

Protect Workers that are Working In or Near Excavations

Tips to Protect Workers that are Working In or Near Excavations Undertake a thorough risk assessment to determine how anyone could be hurt when working with excavations. Consider how and when a collapse could occur, or how someone could fall in, for example. Think about the underground cables (such as electricity) that could be in the area. Support the sides...

L24 R12 Condition of floors and traffic routes

When we have bad weather we need to ensure that there is a safe access and egress to the work environment. We would also use the neighbourhood experience. Neighbourhood principle is a principle of English law which says that a person should take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions that s/he can reasonably foresee as likely to cause injury to...

Tips to Manage the Risks from Hand/Arm Vibration

The risks from hand/arm vibration can often be easily managed, but it is vital that the correct measures are put into place. Check today that your workers are protected when using power tools and other similar equipment. Do a risk assessment to help identify the hazards associated with vibration in relation to the tools your workers use, and the jobs...

Protect Workers from Falling into Pits and Similar Areas

A fall from height is one of the most common reasons for a workplace fatality – be sure to take the time today to check that everyone on your site is protected from falling into pits and other work spaces. Do a risk assessment to determine where your fall from height hazards exist. Think about steps, pits, holes and other...