Step Change in Safety is committed to making our sector the safest place to work by preventing predictable incidents, working with our colleagues in the industry to achieve that. With that in mind, between July and September the focus will be on the Prevention of Personal Injury, with the aim to:
🔺 Increase awareness of the potential of personal injuries
🔺 Reinforce the hierarchy of control in reducing personal risk
🔺 Understand the part you play.
By understanding the hazards at site, the harm they can cause us and how we can control and communicate them, can prevent potential injuries to ourselves and colleagues.
By continually Dynamically Risk Assessing our environment, we can remain spatially and situationally aware whilst identifying any new hazards that have arisen due to changes in circumstances.
We can prevent potential injuries to ourselves and colleagues by rectifying and reporting any unwanted conditions we observe. Reporting unwanted condition allows our organisations to act on them and communicate any applicable learnings.
Safety Moment Pack
Dynamic Risk Assessment
Prevention of Personal Injury Topics
The most common cause of injuries at work
Manual handling is the second most common cause of injury at work
Ergonomics is the ‘fit’ between people and their work, taking account of their capabilities and limitations.
Whether gripping, moving or feeling, hands are critical to the majority of the physical work activity that we do.
Maintaining good eye health and avoiding eye injuries in the workplace.
Hearing damage is one of the most common health problems and can be difficult to detect as the effects build up gradually over time.
The physical and mental wellness of an individual
Know your limit
Other Quarterly Themes for 2022
During the first quarter of 2022, the focus will be on Process Safety Fundamentals
The second quarter of 2022 will see attention focus on Human Factors and Performance
The focus of the Q4 safety theme in 2022 will be Mental Health Awareness