Spotted to date by Safety Consultant Ian Whyte we have…
Hazardous electrics noted during a fire risk assessment in the Midlands. A fire/electrocution risk that should have been avoided.
A ‘DIY’ homemade air compressor. As it’s not been tested for pressure, doesn’t have a drain valve and is rusting it could explode at any time.
The exposed wiring of a handheld grinder – liable to surprise with a nasty shock:
And finally, a blocked fire exit that doesn’t seem to have caused undue concern to those intending to sit in front of it…
These images can kick-start a useful conversation when you’re talking to your colleagues about the importance of safety in the workplace. Indeed, as the saying goes, ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ and no doubt you have your own examples of both ‘near-misses’ and accidents themselves. If so, please share them below so that discussions can be had, and lessons can be learned – hopefully before it’s too late.
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