At Corporate Protection Australia Group Safety is considered a core value of conducting business.
This is a focus for us 24/7 365 days a year
CPA Group staff lead the safety drive at our sites.
The safety initiatives such as tool box talks, hazard identification and our vigilance in following procedure contribute to a safe work environment.
During the month of October Safety becomes a national awareness focus for workplaces throughout Australia. CPA Group are aligned to this national awareness campaign and actively contribute to the cause throughout our extensive Australian operations.
Let’s take a moment to review a few safety tips, sourced from industry experts.
CPA Group staff are already sharing some of these ideas where we operate and adopting many of them in our own daily activities.
- Remain Aware of Your Surroundings
This step requires knowing the particular hazards that you may be faced with whilst performing your tasks / job and workplace surroundings. Once you’ve learned and identified these risks, you are able to keep clear of potentially hazardous areas, and potentially hazardous situations. This includes by day and by night.
- Use Correct Lifting Techniques and Maintain Correct Posture
If you work at a desk, keep your shoulders in line with your hips to avoid back problems. If you’re lifting things, use correct form so your back doesn’t get hurt. Avoid stooping and twisting.
- Use Tools, Machinery & Vehicles Properly
Take the proper precautions when using tools, and operating machinery including driving: Never take shortcuts. Taking shortcuts is one of the leading causes of workplace injury, as it is a safety risk. Using tools, driving and operating machinery the correct way greatly reduces the chance of workplace injury.
- Always read labels and instructions
Always ensure you take the time to read instructions and guides, as they will alert you to potential dangers and hazards.
- Keep Emergency Exits Easily Accessible
In case of an emergency, you’ll need quick, easy access to the exits. It’s also recommended to keep clear access to equipment shutoffs in case you need to quickly stop them from functioning.
- Report Unsafe Conditions to Your Supervisor
Your supervisor needs to be informed about any workplace safety hazards or risks. They are legally obligated to ensure their employees have a safe working environment and will take care of the unsafe conditions and make them safe for you and your co-workers.
- Use Mechanical Aids Whenever Possible
Instead of attempting to carry or lift something that’s really heavy in an attempt to save a sliver of time during your workday, take the extra minute to use a trolley or approved lifting and carrying device. Too many injury risks are involved with trying to lift something that weighs too much.
- Wear the Correct PEE and use The Correct Safety Equipment
If you’re not wearing the correct PPE and using the correct safety equipment for a task, you are placing yourself at risk to be injured. Depending on the job, equipment like earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, safety goggles, gloves or a full-face mask greatly reduce the risk of workplace injury.
- Always keep the communication lines open
Look, listen and communicate with your co-workers, employers, or employees in order to promote and maintain a safe environment.
- Supervisors and Leaders Perform Ongoing Safety Training
Providing safety training for employees is essential for creating a culture of workplace safety. A workforce with a strong understanding of safety guidelines and best practices is more likely to recognise potential hazards before they occur. This can lead to fewer injuries and help you avoid costly losses in productivity and employee morale.