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Thursday, August 13, 2020
Risk Assessment for Safe Workplace Transport Operations

Risk Assessment for Safe Workplace Transport Operations

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The control strategies for managing the risk inherent in vehicle operations are based on the usual basic health and safety management principles: Eliminate the hazard. Create a safe place. ...
Special equipment that might be fitted to vehicles to protect drivers

Special equipments that might be fitted to vehicles to protect drivers

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Where necessary, vehicles should also be fitted with: A seat for the driver (and seats for any passengers). Driver protection and restraint systems, such as: Seatbelt. Roll bar or roll cage...
Factors that increase the risk of vehicle collisions

Factors that increase the risk of vehicle collisions

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Factors that increase the risk of vehicle collisions: Driving too fast. Inadequate lighting. Reversing without the help of a banksman (see later). Blind spots, such as corners and entrances. ...
The Factors That May Cause A Forklift Truck To Overturn

Factors That May Cause A Forklift Truck To Overturn

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Factors that may cause a forklift truck to overturn: Driving around corners too quickly. Uneven loading of the forks. Driving over potholes. Driving with the load elevated, especially when...
Control Measures For The Erection Of An Independent Tied Scaffold

Control Measures For The Erection Of An Independent Tied Scaffold

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Possible control measures to be implemented when erecting an independent tied scaffold include ensuring that the scaffold is designed for the load it is intended to take and that...
Factors to Consider in Choosing the Contractor

Factors to Consider in Choosing the Contractor

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Factors To Considered In The Selection Process For Hiring The Roofing Contractor. The following factors should be considered when selecting a roofing contractor. References should be checked to ensure that...
Specific Hazards and Control Measures for Demolition Work

Specific Hazards and Control Measures for Demolition Work

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Demolition Hazards Demolition involves the knocking down of buildings to clear ground, but it also includes smaller works in maintenance and renovation, such as the dismantling of parts of structures...
Who Is Allowed To Carry Out A Scaffold Inspection

Who Is Allowed To Carry Out A Scaffold Inspection?

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All scaffolding inspection should be carried out by a competent person whose combination of knowledge, training, and experience is appropriate for the type and complexity of the scaffold he...
How Can The Hazards Of Buried Services Be Avoided

How Can The Hazards Of Buried Services Be Avoided?

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Identification and marking of buried services and all cables by checking with local service providers, and safe digging methods, particularly when exposing cables and pipes, and using spades and...
Specific Hazards and Control Measures for Excavation

Specific Hazards and Control Measures for Excavation

Hazards of Excavations The hazards of excavation work include: Collapse – when the unsupported sides of the excavation slip and cave in. Severe crush injuries can result from even relatively small...

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