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How often should workplace facilities be inspected?

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/3/18 4:50 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Checklists, risk evaluation, risk analysis, Office safety, Risk assessment, Ergonomics, Facilities management, Inspections

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Inspections are a way of systematically checking that your working environment and procedures are meeting the required standards. An inspection should identify hazards and be your first step in introducing measures to improve conditions. They can be formal, informal, recorded or unrecorded, but what is important is that they are carried out to a set standard, at an appropriate frequency.

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Isolation procedures for confined spaces

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/13/17 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Emergencies in the Workplace, risk evaluation, hazards, Confined spaces, Risk assessment

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Before any person enters a confined space, you must isolate any potentially hazardous services. Today we take a look at the two main methods of isolation.

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Need-to-know tips for a confined space risk assessment

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/29/17 5:45 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Confined spaces, Risk assessment

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It’s simple – if you plan to work within a confined space, or part of your work will take place within a confined space, you need to be aware of all the attendant risks. Many work incidents or accidents happen in confined spaces each year. In many instances, victims are not aware of the risks or that the control measures they implemented were inadequate.

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