Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from Safetycare!



To all of our Blog readers, we wish you a happy (and most importantly safe!) holiday period. Thank you for your support in 2011 and we look forward to seeing you in 2012! From the team at Safetycare.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Scaffolding platform shocking photo


The use of barrels to hold up this scaffolding platform is another example of poor planning and dangerous innovation. The barrels are not suitable scaffold foundations and simply cannot support the weight of the scaffold and loads on it, such as bricks and people.
Other bodgey extras include:
• welded barrels
• loose bricks around the site
• unsecure ladder
• single-plank working platform
• no fall protection/guardrail
How hard can it be? Take time and organise the right equipment for the job prior to starting work.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Grinder Shocker


Thought you’d seen the last of these killing machines? This had numerous faults including:
- No guard
- The second handle had been removed
- The manufacturers plate could not be read, so we do not know the correct RPM of the grinder
- The cable was damaged and taped over
- The unit was not tagged and tested
- The body of the unit was damaged and the front and rear sections were twisting all over the place.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Workplace Health and Safety History to the 1920's

A short history of workplace health and safety in the United States, up to the early 1920's. This was taken from the 1979 film, "Can't Take No More," from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Safetycare DVD Multi Packs

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!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Scaffold / Heights / Ladder Safety Shocker!

Need we say more . . . . . . At least he's happy, for now . . . . . . .