Examples & Case Studies
On this page we will post examples of the good, the bad and the downright bonkers with regards to workplace health and safety, we will also post case studies (or links to others), where health and safety issues have been identified and where, through good health and safety management, practical solutions have been put into place to reduce the associated risks.
- Here is an example where an employee has been forced to take time off sick due to using substances within the workplace, and reactive control measures have been put into place to reduce the likelihood or re-occurrence. The case highlights the importance of good communications, hazard identification, training and employers/employees working together to find practical solutions. http://www.hse.gov.uk/skin/casestudies/catering.htm
- One of the most common causes of work place accidents, and one of the easiest to prevent is Slips, Trips & Falls. In this example, a restaurant owner was issued with an improvement notice and subsequently prosecuted for poor housekeeping. A cable was noted running across a step and a store room was almost inaccessible, this resulted in a fine of £1,000 which could have been easily avoided by undertaking a Risk Assessment and taking steps to reduce the risks highlighted. http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/experience/housekeeping.htm
- Here's a video that many of you may already have seen (it's doing the rounds on social media right now), the video shows 4 construction site operatives creating their own version of the Grand National. Even here at Compass Safety we have a sense of humor, despite how we are sometimes portrayed and we do appreciate that this video is funny, but what it also does is highlight the risks of horseplay (pun intended) in the work place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPF2UxNZv0k
If you would like to discus anything you have read on here or anything related to any potential issues within your workplace, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be happy to talk to you without any hard sell.