Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well there are 10 days to Christmas, and this will be our last Blog post for the year. From all of us here at Safetycare have a happy and safe Christmas and all the best in 2009!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This is not a real good idea

This mobile crane is holding a machine which weighs approximately 14 tonnes about 300mm off the ground. Wooden blocks, that could have been used to minimise any failure, were within easy reach.

Never work under a suspended load, even for short periods or for minor work, as the consequences of crane or rigging failure can be catastrophic. If you need to work on the load either lower it to the ground or support it on packing, such as timber dunnage.

We have a DVD on the safe operation of cranes; Click here to get it!

Monday, December 1, 2008

December Shocker!

The fact that the start button has been jammed in the “ON” position with the use of a piece of wire says to us that something has gone wrong with either the button or the wiring.

One can only assume that if the operator pushes the emergency stop button, without removing the piece of wire first, when the emergency stop button is reset, this piece of equipment will automatically restart.

Safety controls are on machinery for a reason and must not be circumvented. If a control is not working properly, the plant must be removed from service until it is repaired.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us here at Safetycare, have a happy but most importantly safe Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bad housekeeping at its finest!

These 2 photos clearly show 2 workplaces that could use a bit of housekeeping training! Not only are workplaces like these extremely hazardous, but most of the day would be spent trying to find that tool . . . We have an excellent, snappy DVD on Workplace Housekeeping. Housekeeping is an issue you can't ignore.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hard hitting safety TV commercial

This video is from a series of 5 Safety commercials currently running in Canada. They are extremely graphic and realistic. The theme of this one is working at heights and ladder safety.

We have a DVD and Facilitator's guide on Ladder Safety. Click here to get it. Don't let this happen in your workplace.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Office Safety

Although the typical office doesn’t contain the obvious life-threatening hazards of some work environments, the hazards that do exist in the office can nonetheless cause real damage. We are getting more and more enquiries for our 'Safety in the Office' DVD from businesses with as few as 3-5 employees.

Our Safety in the Office DVD is an excellent way to train and promote a safe office environment. No organisation can afford to ignore hazards in the office, just because they aren't so obvious. Click here to get it.

For a total Office Safety Training solution, why not get the Office Safety Multi Pack. This pack contains 5 DVDs and covers the following areas:

  • Manual Handling
  • Dealing With Office Fires
  • Ergonomics
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • General Safety in the Office
Do the right thing by investing in some office training to keep everyone safe at work. Click on the image below to get the Office Safety Multi Pack.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Safety Jokes!

Although safety is no joking matter, here are a few safety related jokes you can use to lighten up your safety training session!

Q: How do you drive a OHS Manager completely insane?
A: Tie him to a chair, stand in front of him, and fold up a road map the wrong way.

Q: What’s the difference between God and a Safety Manager?
A: God doesn’t think he’s a Safety Manager.

Manual Handling Joke:
During a manual handling training session, a strong young man at the construction site began bragging that he could out do anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of the site safety team. After several minutes, the Safety Manager had had enough.''Why don't you put your money where your mouth is'', he said. "I bet you a weeks wages that I can move something in a wheelbarrow over to that site hut that you won't be able to wheel back". "You're on, old man", the braggart replied. "Let's see what you got". The Safety Manager grabbed a wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right, Get in".

Fire Drill
A voice on the site PA loudspeaker announced: "This is a test of the speaker system to make sure it will work properly in case of emergency." My confidence in this safety precaution faded when the voice added: "If you are unable to hear this announcement, please contact us."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Funny manual handling video . . . or is it?

Although this is a 'funny' safety awareness video on the surface, it really shows how important correct Manual Handling techniques are. Had the man outside the building been standing 3 feet to the left, he quite possibly could have died. Manual Handling is more than simply correct lifting and carrying techniques. Safetycare has a stack of Manual Handling DVDs, courses and products available. Please check out the links below, and be sure your staff aren't like these donkeys in the video!

The packs above are all available in office specific versions too, to cater for Manual Handling training in office environments.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Safety DVDs, Safety DVDs and more Safety DVDs!

Along with the launch of our new website last month, Safetycare also released 'Multi Packs'. Multi Packs are a themed DVD bundle offering you a total training DVD solution, as well as a substantial saving. Take the Office Safety Multi Pack shown above. With this pack you cover the following office OHS areas:
  • Manual Handling
  • Dealing With Office Fires
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Safety in the Office

The Office Safety Multi Pack saves you $125, and has all of your office safety issued covered! Click the image above to find out more!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Absolute Shocking Welding Practice

This welding 'Shocker' is almost unbelievable. Click on the image above to enlarge it and feel free to use it in your training sessions. Safetycare offer a Welding Safety DVD Multi Pack, click here for the details. It covers the following topics: Arc Cutting and Gouging, Arc Welding, MIG Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, TIG Welding and Welding Safety. Our Welding Safety DVD Multi Pack is an extremely comprehesive Wedling Safety Training bundle saving you $175! No workshop should be without this resource.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Safetycare's new website is live!

Safetycare's new website is live! Please visit our new site where you can browse or purchase Occupational, Health and Safety DVDs and training courses. We have also released Multi Packs and Power Packs to offer you a total training solution for a great price. Also on our site you'll be able to learn about our comprehensive video library Montie, get free daily Training Tips and Icebreakers, watch a sample of our DVD of the month and more! Click here to check it out!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Absolute Shocker! Unsafe Work Practice

This is not really the way to get those extra few feet required when using a forklift! Feel free to save and use this image in your training session, just click on the image to open a high resolution version.
Safetycare has a Forklift Safety Power Pack which contains 2 DVDs and a training course manual. It's a comprehensive, cost effective training bundle. Well worth it . . . even if your forklift operators aren't as bad as those in the picture! Click here for more info.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Child's Play Poster

We've had a few queries as to what the Child's Play poster looks like. Well, here it is! You get 3 of these free when you purchase the Child's Play DVD. The DVD itself is extremely effective, and putting these posters up around your workplace, only helps and reinforces the Manual Handling message.

Most importantly though, Child's Play get your staff talking to each other about Manual Handling. Click on the image below to enlarge the poster.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Safetycare's Blog is online!

Welcome to Safetycare's Blog. In this space we will be keeping you up to date with our new OHS videos, as well as sharing safety tips, photographs and news.

Below is a preview clip for the powerful Manual Handling video 'Child's Play'. We are constantly receiving positive feedback from our clients. They tell us that this is the only Manual Handling video that gets the message through, and sticks! This is such a fun and effective training video and it also comes with 3 posters you can put up around your workplace.

Check it out for yourself, we're sure you'll agree that there is no more effective Manual Handling DVD than 'Child's Play!