Although South Africa is still enduring the challenges associated with the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic and the unpredictability of the various imposed lockdowns, more employees are reporting back to their workplaces as opposed to working from their homes.
This brings with it the reminder that when it comes to workplace safety, we must never relax our vigilance. There is always a possibility that something can go wrong. Accidents are always waiting to happen.
One of the most prevalent workplace injuries is related to slip, trip and falls. Most of these incidents can be avoided by following three basic safety rules:
Fact is, we all want to go home safe and sound. Not just today and tomorrow, but for the rest of our working lives. For this to happen, it is imperative that we entrench a culture of workplace safety. Achieving such a culture requires the commitment and participation of every employee.
Never lose sight of the fact that a safe workplace protects an organisation’s most valuable asset. This, of course, is you, and if you are safe and healthy, your loved ones never need endure the hardship that is an inevitable side effect of an injury.
So, don’t think of workplace safety as someone else’s responsibility; someone else’s problem. Become involved, commit yourself to build a culture of workplace safety.
These are just a few ideas. Take a moment, think about your work environment and take appropriate action to raise the level of workplace safety.
Always remember, “Before you start, be safety smart”…