Friday, November 30, 2012

The wrong way to enter a truck . . .

There are plenty of safer ways to access this truck’s side door. A light-weight portable step ladder would work or even a purpose-built step attached below the door. Either could be carried under the truck in a bracket.

There are also folding-stairs and pull-out ladders on the market that can be retro-fitted to trucks. Any cost would be tiny compared to potential injury costs! Alternatively he or his employer could arrange for the provision of a platform ladder at delivery sites.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers!

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

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Spectacular high definition helicopter crash

Whist erecting a seven story high structure to be used as a Christmas tree, this helicopters rotor struck a cable causing the aircraft to crash to the ground. The pilot was helped from the crumpled wreckage with minor injuries. Fortunately no one was seriously injured.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quantum Locking - Levitation

Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Quantum Trapping'.

Construction shocker

One of the biggest killers of construction workers is falls through unprotected or inadequately protected voids. Not only is this void unprotected, it’s also being used as the main point of access to the building for the workers onsite. One slip on this improvised access ramp could have been fatal!

Remember, all voids must be protected to prevent people falling, either by handrails, or fully planking them out. Also, if you are going to use ramps as access, the ramp should be securely fixed into position to prevent movement whilst people are traversing them.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hand Tools and Workshop Safety DVD

Basic Hand Tools are the most common equipment used throughout industry.  However the correct, efficient and safe use of Hand Tools is sometimes lacking in the workplace. This program shows techniques and safe work practices relating to a wide range of basic Hand Tools including:

• Types and correct applications for Wrenches
• Proper and safe use of Pipe Wrenches
• A look at the wide range and types of Screwdrivers and their safe and correct usage
• The correct pair of Pliers for a particular task
• Hammers, their types and how to use them safely and correctly
• The correct use of Hacksaws and Blade types

This program is aimed at all users of basic Hand Tools, whether they be students or experienced trades people who may require a refresher on safe and correct usage.