Accident Prevention and Control

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Causes of accidents

  1. People not thinking about what they are doing
  2. People not following instructions
  3. People not following training they’ve been given
  4. Unsafe manual handling, loading, stacking and storing
  5. Overloading of working places, scaffolding and hoists etc.
  6. Incorrect use of plant and machinery
  7. Use of faulty equipment with improvised repairs
  8. Illegal removal of guards and barriers
  9. Failure to use protective safety equipment
  10. Ignoring safety signals, signs and warning devices
  11. Rushing

The cost of accidents to you

  1. Pain, suffering and continuing disability
  2. Loss of earnings and extra expense due to disability
  3. Incapacity for the job and your leisure activities
  4. Unable to support family and possible family break – up

Accident prevention

  1. Don’t remove guards from machines
  2. Don’t handle substances without knowing the hazards
  3. Don’t use any machines if not trained and follow instructions
  4. Always comply with safe working practices
  5. Wear and use PPE correctly, don’t abuse it
  6. Don’t direct compressed air at yourself or others, it kills
  7. Never mess around while working
  8. Never use defective equipment or machinery
  9. Help to keep the workplace clean
  10. Wash and dry hands to remove substances from skin
  11. Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor
  12. Use correct tools and equipment for the job
  13. Obey all safety rules and signs
  14. Don’t leave tools lying about where they can fall onto to someone below


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