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ConstructionSkills Tool Box Talk

No. 8 Accident prevention and control


Prepare Reason Why Outline Location? Distractions? Talk aids? HSE statistics showed that in 2005/06 there were 59 fatalities and also 981 major accidents caused by slips, trips and falls in one year in the construction industry. The industry employs around 10% of the total UK workforce, but accounts for approximately 28% of all fatalities. Dont become the next statistic. This talk will cover causes, costs and prevention of accidents.

The main cause of accidents


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Q: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Q: People not thinking about what they are doing. People not following instructions. People not following the training theyve been given. Unsafe manual handling, loading, stacking and storing. Overloading of working places, scaffolding and hoists, etc. What is a cause of accidents in working places? Incorrect use of plant and machinery. Use of faulty equipment with improvised repairs. Illegal removal of guards and barriers. Failure to use protective safety equipment. Ignoring safety signals, signs and warning devices. What is a cause of accidents regarding plant?

The cost of accidents to you


1. 2. 3. 4. Q: Pain, suffering and continuing disability. Loss of earnings and extra expense due to disability. Incapacity for the job and your leisure activities. Unable to support family and possible family break-up. What could the cost of an accident be to you?

Accident prevention
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Q: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Q: 11. 12. 13. 14. Dont remove guards from machines. Dont handle substances without knowing the hazards. Dont use machines if you are not trained on them. Always follow instructions and comply with safe working practices. Wear and use PPE correctly, dont abuse it. Before using substances what must you find out? Dont remove guard-rails or other safety devices. Never mess around while working. Never use defective equipment or machinery. Help to keep the workplace clean and tidy. Wash and dry hands to remove substances from skin. Why shouldnt you mess around on site? Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor. Use correct tools and equipment for the job. Obey all safety rules and signs. Dont leave tools or anything else lying about where they could trip someone up or fall onto someone below. Q: If you saw an unsafe condition what would you do? Do you have any questions for me?

Questions for you


Q: How could an accident that happens to you affect your family? Q: Why shouldnt you remove guards from machinery? REMEMBER ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY UNSAFE PEOPLE CREATING UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

Further information
Construction Site Safety (GE 700) Module F1 Site Safety Simplified (GE 706) Chapter 4 HSE INDG344 The absolutely essential health and safety tool kit

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Title: Tool Box Talk No. 8 Accident prevention and control Location ................................................................. Duration (minutes) ................................................ Presenters name ................................................................................. Date ...................................................................... Start time ............................................................. End time .............................................................. Presenters signature ..............................................................................

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