Safety at work tips and tricks
When I was asked by SHEilds NEBOSH training providers to talk about health and safety at work, I thought it was a brilliant idea – it’s all about keeping safe and happy in all areas of life isn’t it?
The average person spends alot of time at work, after all. Going about your daily work, rushing around, sometimes on auto-pilot can mean that we get clumsy, miss spotting trip-hazards or we think someone will see the bag that you always put down next to your desk.
Watch out for the near-miss
I’ve known of ‘near misses’ when someone has almost tripped on a bag handle that has found its way into a walkway. That bag might always be put there day in, day out and everyone knows it’s there… until someone new comes along or someone’s carrying something and they can’t see it.
Never assume that someone knows an object is there just because that’s where you always put it before you flick the kettle on for your morning cuppa!
Oh and don’t you just love your morning cuppa?! Whether it’s a nice strong coffee or a, “tea, 2 sugars please!”
Why not pop it in a travel mug, with a secure lid? It’ll keep it hot for longer and prevent the dreaded spillage all over the keyboard and electrics! Since doing exactly that, I’m a convert to my ‘travel cup’ with secure lid and my one with a straw for my water and juice. A little bit of liquid goes a long way. Trust me, I know!
An accident waiting to happen?
And those computer leads under the desk? Yeah they’ve been like that for ages. They’ll be okay. I know they’re there because when I stretch my legs out, I get tangled up! But spare a thought for the person who doesn’t know those cables are there… Quite a hazard, getting tangled up in electrical cables.
This all applies in any workspace, including if you work from home. There are still all of these going on in the average home workspace. And now it’s clear to see why it’s so important to #StaySafeatWork
Have you had a near-miss or an incident in your workplace that you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere 🙂
*This is a collaborative post but all words and opinions are my own.