Safety Smart: Monthly Update November 2020

7th December 2020 Posted in Blogs

If you’re going up on high then scaffolding is an important item of temporary works and one which needs to be managed effectively. This guide from the Temporary Works Forum provides advice on the temporary works management procedures required and highlights the need for all those involved to understand the roles, responsibilities and procedures from concept and procurement, through to its assembly, inspection, alteration and removal. A study focused on ‘ Coronavirus ‘ Mental Health in the Pandemic’ revealed that 64% of people feel they are not coping well with pandemic related stress, so as restrictions tighten again how can organisations support their employees, learn more in this article from IOSH. This month we also took a look at a case study where a worker suffered life-changing injuries when struck by the placing boom of a concrete pump. The serious incident and devastation caused were totally avoidable had the basic safeguards been put in place – Read the full case study here

And finally this month we’re focusing on slips and trips in the workplace. Each year, slips, trips and falls are the single biggest type of workplace accident, injuring over 180,000 employees and costing employers over £500 million. With Covid-19 and cleaning being high on the agenda, it could be unintentionally increasing the risk of slips on your site, we can help with a free consultation why not get in touch and learn more?


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