Workplace Health and Safety is big business these days. Some people may not be pleased with the restrictions that are placed on some tasks. The truth is, without these accidents we would not have these restrictions.
Sometimes an accident or claim may be due to a case of tomfoolery or a too casual approach to a monotonous job.
More often than not though there is no doubt it is a case of learning by the experience. Through the recording and studying of past incidents, including injury and death, a pattern has been formed regarding the level of risk of all tasks, as well as what injuries or accidents are more common to which task.
The outcome of this study has led to the creation of sometimes very stringent guidelines that all providers must adhere to. Provide and abide or pay the fine. Because technology will keep providing new ways to achieve a better outcome this makes the area of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) a moving fabric.
It is important to stay flexible, not carve anything in stone and to always be prepared for an opportunity to evolve. This is why we choose to stay in touch with any updates that may arise in this industry.
Working With Heavy Machinery
Working with a bobcat or heavier machinery may incorporate many activities to complete a particular job. Any job will demand appropriate unloading and loading procedures, let alone the simple exchange of bucket to auger or similar, as required.
A project may also incorporate the use of accessories to the job such as chainsaws, lump hammers and large chains. All of these procedures and actions possess their own set of guidelines so that accidents can be reduced if not completely avoided.
Certainly, to operate a large vehicle you require the corresponding licence or certification.Dee Gees Bobcats value our operators and want to make sure we send them home to their families safe and sound each night.
To this end, staff members are fully trained and they receive a thorough induction process.
Our induction process incorporates all aspects of WHS in and around the machinery, depot, and worksites. This includes any storage or car parking areas, and even extends to any offsite storage of our materials and vehicles, should they be required.
All staff members learn the appropriate handling of machinery, level of protection, personal or otherwise, which is required, as well as good site behaviour and communication.