This animated film and presentation aims to:- help people be better equipped to recognize when a barrier on the right-hand side of the bow-tie has been impaired and know what action to take to report it- assure the workforce at muster that there are plans and processes in place and engineered equipment to keep them safe
A good understanding of Major Accident Hazards is key to maintaining safe operations. How these hazards are managed can help prevent major incidents and ultimately save lives.
Resources included in this section will help you:
🔺 Appreciate how your routine activities interact with barriers which keep us safe
🔺 Be better equipped to recognise when a barrier has been impaired and know what action to take to report it
🔺 Understand how your decisions affect the risk of major accidents
New resources for 2023
Introduction to the importance of barriers on the right-hand side of the bowtie.
Download this film from here.
Emergency Response: Major Accident Hazard Awareness - Teaser
Download the entire film here.
This narrated safety moment describes a major incident which occurred in the brewing industry. However, the root cause of failure to put appropriate isolation controls in place is applicable to any high hazard industry. A large uncontrolled release of ammonia during the removal of a compressor from a refrigeration system at a brewery killed one contractor, seriously injured another with a further 20 people required medical treatment.
A new tool to help Safety Reps inspect Major Accident Hazard sites has been added to the Safety Rep Essentials toolkit.
By understanding hazards at site, the harm they cause can cause us, and how we can control them can prevent injuries to ourselves and colleagues.
Thorough planning & hazard identification for lifting operations, working at height, & preventing potential dropped objects allows hazards to be safely managed.
Managing our physical and mental wellbeing, and the hazards associated with our work environment, is essential to keeping us safe in the short and longer terms.