$post_typeConfined spaces: The dangers

The dangers of confined spaces are obvious. They are places where you could be affected by lack of breathable air, extremes of temperature, gas or dust, or loose powders or liquids that might engulf you. Ensure you know what the hazards are and how they will be controlled.

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$post_typeLifting equipment

Check your equipment: Before any lift takes place, make sure you know the company’s procedures, site rules and all potential hazards. Make sure that the equipment you’re using is properly certified and suitable for the lift. Look for signs of wear and check that equipment is in good condition.

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$post_typeLine of fire

Getting caught in the line of fire – that is, being struck by or caught between two objects or entangled in machinery – can result in serious injury or even death. This video covers the importance of staying alert and aware, of proper training and of properly maintained equipment.

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$post_typeLifting operations

This short video covers the very basics of safe lifting operation, including the importance of effective lift planning, risk assessment, and competence, and checking that everyone who might be affected by the job has been told about it, and that the appropriate permission to go ahead has been given.

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$post_typeWatch your hands

Your hands are strong, flexible and adaptable; they are the best tools you could ever wish for. Look after them. This video brings brief instruction on keeping your hands safe in the workplace, including the use of PPE. Know where you should and should not put your hands.

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$post_typePermit to work

If your task is potentially hazardous for you and your workmates or others working nearby, or if those people’s activities could affect it, you might need a permit to work. Everybody should be aware of what the permit to work says and should follow its instructions and safeguards.

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$post_typeManual handling

Manual handling: is it necessary or is there another way of doing the job? This video outlines some of the areas you need to cover when manual handling of loads is involved, such as sharp edges, the route taken, the set-down area, and the weather and what else is going on around you.

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$post_typeToolbox talks

It’s important that everyone should know how and why the job is being done. Toolbox talks – held before and during the job and also after it’s finished – are a primary means of ensuring that all the different aspects of the job are properly highlighted and discussed.

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$post_typePreventing slips and trips

Slips and trips are common and preventable incidents. This video explains the dangers caused by slippery decks and the need to clean up spillages fast, covering factors such as ensuring good lighting, and the importance of not rushing – particularly if the vessel is rolling or pitching in heavy seas.

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$post_typeWorking at height

Do you really need to work at height? Can the job be done another way? This video goes on to detail some ways to remain safe when working at height: such as stay alert; don’t work alone; don’t over-reach. Think through working at height and identify all possible risks.

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