Construction Safety Month – Hazardous Energies

Last week concluded week 2 of Construction Safety Month, where we reflected on the pivotal topic of Hazardous Energies, where our commitment to safety was targeted through initiatives and discussions held across our sites.

Awareness of Hazardous Energies: Our paramount focus was to instil a heightened awareness of the presence of hazardous energies, with a particular emphasis on electrical energy. This awareness is vital in preventing accidents and safeguarding the well-being of our workforce.

LOTO Procedure Emphasis: Among the key takeaways from our safety talks was the significance of the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedure. We underscored that strict adherence to LOTO is non-negotiable. This procedure is a critical safeguard that ensures that all energy sources are controlled and made inoperative during maintenance or repair, preventing potentially catastrophic accidents.

Our Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) lead, Tom Bolger, shared invaluable insights during our safety briefings. Drawing from his own experiences, he conveyed the real and present dangers associated with hazardous electric energy. These first hand accounts resonated with our team, reinforcing the importance of our safety measures and procedures.

In conclusion, the second week of Construction Safety Month was a dedicated effort to raise safety awareness regarding hazardous energies, particularly electrical energy. Our commitment to ensuring a safe working environment is unwavering, and we are confident that the lessons learned during last weeks activities will contribute to the continued safety and well-being of our workforce.

This week we shift our focus to Working at Height.

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