Monday, March 22, 2010

Forklift shocker!

Maybe the worker in this photo was hoping that his trousers would camouflage him during this dangerous operation!

One slip and he would join the statistics of people who have been killed or seriously injured after falling off a forklift pallet. Work at height requires access equipment suitable for the task. In this case, a forklift is not the right solution.

If you are using a forklift to lift a person, a purpose-designed man-box physically secured to the forklift is required. The operator must be at the forklift controls at all times. Both the forklift and the man-box must also meet relevant safety standards.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Safety no longer relevant! Spare body parts available from vending machines!

In the foyer of a recent safety seminar there was this rather odd vending machine. At first glance it looked like a regular food-type vending machine, but as curious onlookers neared, it could be seen that the products within were body parts! We at Safetycare loved this. A simple artistic installation that reminds us that we can't replace our body parts as simply as just buying them from a vending machine, so we had better look after our own.

We hope you enjoy it too!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hazardous Substances: The Basics 2010 - New DVD for all workplaces

We have a great little DVD on Hazardous Substances in the workplace. All workplaces, not just heavy industrial type work environments use Hazardous Subtances to some extent or other.

There are literally thousands of different substances used in the workplace. Cleaners, adhesives, paints, solvents, pesticides, inks, lubricants and fuels are just some examples.

This program covers:

• An Introduction to Hazardous Substances
• How we can be harmed by Hazardous Substances
• The common problems
• Minimising potential exposures
• The role of the organisation
• The role of the individual


Friday, March 5, 2010

Did someone say Fall Protection!?! We think not . . .

Our team came across this video on 'Camino del Rey' in Spain. This walkway was built in 1905 for workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls. A walkway was needed to cross between the falls for inspection and maintenance of the channel.

The walkway is not maintained, and is highly deteriorated and dangerous. It is 3 feet wide, and is over 1000 feet above the river below. Almost the entire the path has no handrail and some parts of the concrete walkway have completely collapsed. All that is remaining is the steel beam originally in place to hold it up. One can latch onto a modern steel safety-wire to keep from falling, though it can't hold much weight. Several people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years; after four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed the entrances. However, many adventurous (and crazy) tourists still find their way onto the walkway to explore it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A novel way of trimming the top of a hedge!

All you can do is shake you head in disbelief!

Monday, March 1, 2010

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