Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Dilemma!

During one of our regular training courses trainer Mike Kehoe issued the operatives and staff from Inglenorth Demolition a Dilemma.

1 - 24 single bottles of oxygen have been dropped off outside the site and they had to get them to the safety cage within the site.

2 - A pack of timber sleepers have also been dropped off and left at the site entrance.

That day on site all the plant and machinery had run out of fuel and the crane driver had a day off.

This was part of a manual handling course that C&D carried out and the operatives were split into four groups to come up with the solutions to this problem.

Using the approved risk assessment T.I.L.E which is TASK, INDIVIDUAL, LOAD AND ENVIRONMENT the group task was to get the materials on site safely and controlled.

However to make matters worse Mike informed the group that the HSE inspector was also on site and wanted to inspect the Manual handling assessment sheets. After some hard work and heated discussion the group discussed the findings.

It was to the credit of Inglenorth that fantastic control measures were put in place and the HSE inspector went home happy with a C&D T-shirt!

C&D training courses always contain group discussion and exercises and “Bill Hill Health and Safety manager” commented ‘the lads were engrossed throughout the whole session and really enjoyed the group exercises’.

Remember C&D can assist in manual handling training assessments and producing all relevant site documentation.

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