Staying SAFE On Site

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We recently caught up with our On-site Supervisor, Chris Carpenter, to ask him about how we stay safe in our mobile hose division.

“Our on-site safety processes are designed to protect everyone. Everyone on site, ourselves and members of the public, can all be at risk from the works being carried out.

It can sometimes be a very dangerous job, be it on a building site, on a motorway, or even in a workshop, there are always issues that we must overcome to provide our customers with a repaired vehicle/machine in a timely and safe manner.

For example, when we are working at the side of the Motorway, our main risk is the traffic flying past. We generally work in a 50mph or less reduced speed limit zone. When entering the site we will use our flashing beacons to warn that we are entering the works.

Attending such jobs, we wear full high vis workwear, hard hats, gloves and glasses and where needed waterproofs. This enables us to be seen and stay as SAFE as we can in terms of hydraulic injuries or skin injection .

Before we commence our work we will complete a risk assessment on our tablet, which is part of our job manager system. This system enables us to make sure we are being as SAFE as we can and reduce any risks and where possible eliminate any risks completely that may pose to ourselves or the public. We also carry CoSHH data so we are fully aware of what chemical we are dealing with and the exact safety measures to be taken .

When we are repairing a vast selection of vehicles and machines we must always make sure that we work as safely as possible. We always make sure that the site is aware we are working on them and that the machines and vehicles are isolated before we commence our work.

We face many risks on site: Being crushed; Slip, trip or falling; Working at heights; Confined spaces; Vehicle hazards; Dust hazard; Water; Electricity; Noise; Lighting; Fluid injection.

With our effective and proven systems and processes and fully trained team, we ensure that our work and our people, as well as our customers, are as SAFE as they can possibly be. We have regular training and our ‘toolbox talks’ ensure we are fully up to date with regulations and certification. This is also a good practical way of using each other’s knowledge to communicate and understand best safety practice.”