We’ve finally come to the end of our series on driver safety. Today we kick off with a new series on confined space, and the safety rules and practices required to ensure you and your colleagues (or employees) are as risk free as possible. Let’s begin by taking a look at the best safety tips for confined space entry.
In conjunction with our previous blog – Top 29 anti-hijacking tips for truck drivers – today we offer advice on what to do should you (or your drivers) find yourself in the unfortunate situation of an actual hijacking. What’s helpful is you can also apply these tips to your everyday life to ensure you and your family also stay safe.
Driver fatigue is a common danger for long-haul drivers. Driving while exhausted significantly increases the risk of a crash – it makes us less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs our ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises. In fact, it is believed to contribute to 30% of road crashes. That’s one out of every three road accidents.
As you may or may not be aware, September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month, with the 26th marked as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos, and it is with this in mind that in the lead-up to the 26th, we’ll be publishing a few articles on asbestos and the detrimental and often devastating consequences of long-term exposure to it.
Your workplace needs to provide certain basic conditions to comply with fundamental health and safety legislation. Take a look at the image below to see if your workplace is up to scratch.
Staying healthy and safe at work is important. But sometimes, we are so preoccupied with each area’s specific safety concerns that we forget safety begins simply, and becomes more detailed as you become more focused. You need to build a solid safety foundation from which you can build your whole health and safety programme. In this way, it is much easier to assess on a regular basis whether you are still compliant.
You might say, ‘I’m just a safety officer – not a leader’. ALL safety professionals are leaders, as you are responsible for guiding your entire organisation when it comes to adopting, implementing and following sound safety practices.