Every morning we start our projects out with a safety tailgate meeting. We discuss things like where the first aids kits are located, fire extinguishers and the route to the local hospital. We talk about the emergency alarms, evacuations points and what to do during severe weather. However, in the event of an incident, are we all aware of the importance of timely notification?
Because of untimely notification the management team would not be properly notified, additional employees would be performing that same type of task and will be wearing the same type of incorrect PPE and they too would be at risk to the same type of injury potential. Instead of one injury we could have two or more! This is why immediate notification is so very important - so that we can assure that all proper assessments are made before work is restarted.
As a reminder, the following is required:
• A verbal notification in the 0 - 60 minute time frame to the Project Manager and the Corporate Safety Officer, no voicemails, regardless of the time of day or the day of the week - keep calling!
• The 1 - 24 hour time frame, regardless of the time of day or day of the week, the DRAFT incident report is due within 24 hours.
Pass it on!