A recent incident occurred in Queensland, where a man had to have both legs amputated after being overcome by CO. While this incident did not occur during construction work it is a reminder to builders, contractors and construction workers of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO).
---The Plant PreStart Checklist
---The Site Specific Induction / Toolbox Meeting
If there is an accident at work the first things WorkSafe will ask for are these two documents and documented proof that they have been completed every day/every job.
It is law in all states that a documented Plant Pre-Start Checklist is completed for each & every item of mobile powered plant prior to commencement that day.
It is law in all states that a documented Site Specific Induction-Toolbox Meeting must be fully completed for each and every job.
When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net, even though it's $130,000 cost was exorbitant. Over the four years of it's construction, the net saved 19 men, who named themselves the "Halfway to Hell club".
Please be aware...
To submit yourself for Pre-Qualification with any State Road Authority you now need to be a COMPANY as a TRUST is no longer accepted.
When was the last time you asked the front line team what problems and opportunities does the business have out at the coal face?
Smarter Safety is continually updating your IMS on SmarterScreen in the background as a result of legislation changes and best industry practice ensuring ongoing compliance and no bad surprises!
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) contain health & safety information about the substances you use, including hazard classifications, first-aid measures, fire fighting, toxicology, handling, storage and disposal.
It is law in every State and Territory that SDS for all hazardouus substances and dangerous goods used at work must be accessible to all employees on the worksite.
- The easiest method
- Best management practice
- Most compliance efficient
- Principal contractors love it
With a phone network connection why wouldn't you take the next step?
- Just $500 setup & also receive
-Site Specific Induction/Toolbox
-Crew & Depot Audits plus
-Incident Reports and no further charges.
- Others charge many $1,000's annually for this privelege.
A worker who suffered a serious head injury after being hit by a concrete pump at a western Sydney construction site is recovering in hospital. The 27-year-old man was working on the top floor of the unit block on Wrentmore Street at Fairfield when he was struck by the pump at about 8am on Monday, SafeWork NSW said.
Fire & Rescue crews aided paramedics in bringing the man down from the top of the five-storey block by using a cherry picker and transported him to Liverpool Hospital.
The man was hit while preparing a concrete pour, a SafeWork spokesman said.
Julia Carlisle, Australian Associated Press
45 have been killed at work this year according to Safe Work Australia. This is around one person killed every two days. Is this acceptable?
Smoke alarms provide an essential early warning and time to evacuate safely - but only if they work!
In the lead up to the end of daylight savings, we are warning that out of date smoke alarms could be a liability in an emergency.
Smoke alarms have a 10-year life span and need to be replaced or they may not work when you need them most.
Many people have never replaced their smoke alarms and that is concerning.
So many continue to be killed while using tractors and quad bikes, it is quite alarming!
The meter has ticked over to 1,000 Safety Alerts now in the Smarter Safety library for clients to choose from. Tell us the subject you are seeking and we will do a search and send all that are relevant.
Christine doing audits at Warrnambool VIC
Leigh dealing with client requests at Avenel VIC
Roger working on the new website at Ruffy VIC
Jane updating and printing MSO's at Bacchus Marsh VIC
Terri-Anne building a new system in Vancouver BC Canada
No CBD high rise rents here.
Apparently I am now a Blogger. Been doing some reading up on what Blogging is all about. Be kind to me please.