On the Royal Albert Dock project, we have many operatives whose first language isn’t English and therefore struggle with understanding the safety requirements we have in place on our project.
Many issues we have come across during site inspections are associated with operatives working at height on podium steps unsafely. As a project we tried to think of a way we can help operatives better understand the risks by visual aids, we know many posters are available and tool box talks are delivered on our project but again these were not being incorporated through the operatives when undertaking works.
As a company we found working at height handbooks which are are crested by “health and safety” publishers.
They have a wide variety of handbooks from manual handling to fire risks and they can be brought and issued to all operatives to access as and when needed for referencing and gaining clarification on safe working at height.
The publications are viewer friendly and the visual aids are very specific on the do’s and don’ts so this eliminates all language barriers.
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