Oct 152010

Get rid of the tag!

Thanks to the Offshore Energy Branch of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers for this safety alert generated by contractor BIS Salamis regarding a close call involving a safety inertia reel. One slip and a nasty accident could have occurred.

Says the safety alert: “A scaffolder attempting to attach his safety inertia reel to the small lanyard on the back of his harness, accidentally attached it to the rubber ID TAG, which was sent along with the W @ H (work at height) equipment from onshore. It was noticed by another member of his team straight away they then reported it immediately.

• Remove these ID TAGS now!

• Ensure YOU as a TEAM perform buddy checks on each other when using any W @ H equipment, this is a vital role you play in ensuring your teams safety.

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