EXCELLENCE IN HSE COMPLIANCE
A recent HSE investigation highlights the dangers of poor working practices identified through social media.
Failure to take H&S in the workplace seriously
Further analysis of the footage showed that the workmen hadn’t placed cones around the hole, but instead used them to surround their van, parked on the opposite side of the road. This lack of safety could have quickly lead to severe injury or even worse death.
Impact to the Employer
Even though the employee is most in danger due to his own absurdity, the HSE also places some responsibility with the employer. Following incidents such as these, with a blatant lack of health and safety in the workplace, HSE inspectors need to know why an employee believes it’s appropriate to disregard good practice and safety guidelines.
Further investigation will ensue to discover if there’s an organisation culture of disregard for health and safety in the workplace. The HSE will also want reassurance that personnel are being trained correctly in site management.
How to avoid these incidents
CoreGenic HSE recommend;
Businesses can’t always protect personnel, who are set to ignore safety rules that have been established to take care of them, however they can implement precautions to safeguard the company in these circumstances. To discover more about what you can do for your business and the best way to better protect your employees, call CoreGenic HSE on 01792 323404 today.