Friday, April 26, 2013

Scaffold shocker

 Obvious problems

• Scaffolds too low for the work height
• Standing on the guard rail
• Guard rails too low should be at least 900mm from the platform
• No internal ladder access to work platforms
• Scaffolds not erected to manufacturer’s instructions

Hidden problems

• Poor job planning
• Poor worker training
• Lack of effective supervision

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Loading a digger onto a truck without ramps

This video shot somewhere in the USA shows a driver loading his digger onto a truck without the use of ramps! While we can appreciate the skill, the safety breaches here are obvious!

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Release DVD: PPE - An Introduction

Not all workplace hazards can be fully controlled or eliminated. When hazards in the work environment cannot be 'engineered out', or when guards, shields and other safety devices have limited effectiveness, there will often be a need to wear personal protective equipment.

It is important to understand that personal protective equipment is not a substitute for hazard control, but the last safety option to be implemented after all other practical safety measures have been considered and applied.

Personal protective equipment therefore is rarely used in isolation and is often incorporated into safety procedures as an added protection should an accident occur. This program examines in detail:

• Eye and Face Protection
• Head Protection
• Respiratory Protection
• Hearing Protection
• Protective Clothing

New Release DVD: Machine Guards

Accidents resulting from inadequate equipment and machine guarding cause some of the most traumatic injuries in the workplace today. This program covers the following:

• Why guards are used
• The risks associated with mechanical hazards
• The requirements for effective machine guarding
• The different types of guards and their functions
• Safe work practices when working with equipment and machinery

Advances in technology, safety standards and risk management have all contributed to increasingly effective guards being used in the workplace today, but despite all these advances, horrific accidents still occur.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Texas: Fertilizer plant explosion near Waco

Up to 70 people have been reported dead in a fertiliser plant explosion near Waco, Texas. The Emergency Medical Services director in the town of West, Dr George Smith, told the local KWTX station as many as 60 or 70 people had died and hundreds were injured in the blast on Wednesday night.

Our thoughts are with the community and families of those affected.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

4 Million Youtube views!

Safetycare has just reached the milestone of 4 Million views on our YouTube channel! Thanks to all of our customers and subscribers for your ongoing support. You can visit our YouTube Channel by clicking the image above.