Our commitment to our safety vision will be reinforced this year with events and briefings - our aim being to eliminate the accidents and injuries suffered in 2021.
However, not everyone went home safe every day of the Christmas period, with these injuries taking place between 24 December and 4 January:
- A worker was chain sawing timber when dust from the wood got into their right eye. They were taken to hospital and subsequently discharged after their eye was washed.
- A welder stepping out of the van stepped on the back step, which gave way. This led to the welder landing awkwardly and twisting their ankle. First aid was administered and they attended hospital where an x-ray found it be a sprain, not a break.
Could either of these accidents have been avoided? Was the worker who got sawdust in their eye wearing protective goggles? Was the back step of the van defective? If so, had anyone reported it?