We have seen an increase in the number of people suffering serious injuries as a result of slips, trips and falls, which is contributing to the overall adverse incident trend across CEMEX Europe.To help tackle this trend, ahead of a wider campaign, there are some awareness raising materials being circulated via email.
Managers and Supervisors are asked to share the materials with their teams. When doing so, it is suggested that they are discussed in the workplace, where potential slip, trip and fall hazards can be reviewed, along with the appropriate control measures to minimise the risk of further injuries.
Slips, trips and falls can result from workplace conditions and/or unsafe behaviours.
We all have a part to play in reducing the risk by ensuring we have good housekeeping standards, suitable lighting, dedicated walkways, etc. on our sites, and through our own personal behaviours; ensuring we always Get a Grip on steps, stairways and when using ladders, by wearing suitable footwear, walking and not rushing, thinking about the area around us (MYSPACE) and simply looking where we are putting our feet.
Please look after yourselves and each other. See the downloads section of the UK News website for the safety alerts and hand-outs.