November 8, 2019

Musculoskeletal Disorders In The Workplace And How To Avoid Them

Most workers will need to complete manual tasks while performing assorted duties that they are responsible for handling on a day to day basis. Whether working with people, animals, or even heavy cargo,  people at work will perform numerous manual tasks. These […]
October 21, 2019
plant and structure design

Importance Of The Design Of Plant And Structures

Consideration of the potential risk of falls early when designing plant or structures can result in the elimination of such risks.  Where elimination is not possible, one way to minimise risks at the design stage is to integrate fall prevention systems […]
October 8, 2019
emergency fall procedure

Emergency Procedures For Falls In The Workplace

Whenever there are risks from working at height, appropriate emergency procedures and facilities, including first aid, must be established and provided. Typical injuries from falls can include unconsciousness and occluded airway, impalement, serious head or abdominal injuries and fractures. A person […]
September 18, 2019
administrative controls

Administrative Controls for Safer Workplaces

Administrative controls are an excellent means of creating safe workplaces. They can be used with other control measures that are already in place.  It is simple to implement administrative controls such as adding no-go areas, permit systems and work sequencing.  […]
September 4, 2019

Using Ladders Safely In The Workplace

Primarily, ladders are a means of egress and access. Many falls occur when individuals are working from a ladder. This also happens when a ladder is used for:  Movement and when the working width is limited  Planning work. The time […]