The month of March saw a total of 10 incidents across the country.
Out of these 10 incidents we have 4 Lost Time Injuries and 2 Medically Treated Injuries. Quite a few of these incidents involved strains, slips and falls.
We need to think about what we are doing before we just do it.
There are four steps involved in the risk management process, they are:
1. Identify hazards – find out what could cause harm.
2. Assess risks, if necessary – understand the nature of the harm that could be caused by the hazard, how serious the harm could be and the likelihood of it happening.
3. Control risks – implement the most effective control measure that is reasonably practicable in the circumstances.
4. Review control measures – to ensure they are working as planned.
We need to all take a minute to think about what we are doing, and if in doubt, then ask for some help. It might take an extra minute to do something but this will save you much more if it prevents an injury.
On the positive side, we have been doing better in the reporting of incidents that occur. I remind everyone that incidents need to be reported as soon as they occur, to your Manager/Supervisor or to myself in the Melbourne office – without delay.
Reporting of incidents, no matter how minor they appear, gives us the opportunity to make changes to our workplace that will enable us to minimise the risk of injury.
If you have any questions regarding any safety issue at your branch, please feel free to call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember… always think Safety First.