Safety Corner with Rose Taylor
February has been another busy month on the safety front at Wridgways.
I have recently sent out the updated Register of Injury/Incident Form for updating into the Safety Folder. Please make sure that you make some time to go through the items in the Safety Folder to familiarise yourself with its contents. I have had a couple of suggestions for changes to the Incident Form and hence the updated version has now been issued. I welcome all your input into existing forms and am happy to look at any suggestions or changes you may have. Everyone’s input into Safety is very much appreciated.
Along with all the Branch Managers, we have been through the process of collecting high risk, heavy vehicle and driver’s licences for all of our staff that operate vehicles for Wridgways. Please make sure that you keep this information up to date and provide your manager with all the relevant details.
Note: A High Risk Licence is required to operate any Forklift at our sites.
During February we had a total of 6 incidents that resulted in 1 Lost Time Injury and 2 Medically treated injuries. Please remember to report all incidents in a timely manner – usually within 24 hours and ensure that these reports come directly to me via email in the first instance.
Reporting of incidents is a very important part of safety. The more incidents that are reported the better the chances of us being able to rectify the hazard which in turn will prevent anyone from potentially suffering an injury. I cannot stress how important reporting of all incidents is, even if they are near misses or simply First Aid situations, please ensure that these are all reported through to your Manager/Supervisors and then to myself via The Register of Injury/Incident form.
We need to continue to reinforce the culture of reporting of incidents and hazards as a positive thing which helps us all – remembering that prevention is better than cure!
If you have any suggestions around Safety in your work environment, then please do not hesitate to run these by me. Also if you see any hazards in your workplace, be it in the office or in the warehouse areas, don’t just walk past them, please report these directly to your manager/supervisor or to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, remember to always think SAFETY first.