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.
Resources included in this section will help you:
🔺 Enhance awareness of personal hazards and the potential for personal injuries
🔺 Reinforce the hierarchy of control in reducing personal risk
🔺 Understand how your decisions affect the risk of personal injuries
Line of Fire means being in harms way; either through being caught in or between, struck by, or through released energy.
A review of e-obs data 2023 shows Line of Fire was a factor in 32% of the observations raised across the industry last year.
- Use your Toolbox Talk to ensure your team understand the hazards, the harm they can cause us, and how we can control them.
- 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 conditions allows our organisations to act on them and communicate any applicable learnings.
Life Saving Rule Podcast - Line of Fire
The Life Saving Rule podcast on Line of Fire is by Ian McKnight, at the time of recording - a deck foreman and HLO with Wood.
Ian discusses the importance of the Line of Fire rule, provides examples of how the rule is implemented in his role and highlights his personal motivation for working safely.
Line of fire safety alerts
Line of Fire Safety moments
Failure to investigate, failure to learn
This animated safety moment is based on a real incident that occurred within the Telecommunications industry.
Although this incident occurred out with our industry, all learnings remain applicable.
Fatal ammonia release
- During the removal of a compressor from a refrigeration system at a brewery, there was a large, uncontrolled release of ammonia.
- The release killed one contractor and seriously injured another. A further 20 people required medical treatment as a result of exposure.
Prevention of personal injuries
pack contains mini briefings on 8 Personal Health & Safety topics.
The pack is not suitable for start to finish presentation in a safety meeting.
We designed the topics to be standalone.
Life Saving Rules
This pack contains an overview of each Life-Saving Rule (LSR) with relevant incident examples.
Whilst not all of the incidents occurred within our industry, the learnings remain applicable.
You may wish to use this pack during safety meetings or break it up and use the individual sheets provided within the pack for your toolbox talks.
Safe Mechanical Lifting & the Prevention of Falling Objects
The intention of this pack is to create awareness of the risks associated with lifting operations and falling objects.
Contained within this pack: 1 Safety Moment, 8 Mini Safety Moments.