Hans Versteeg

Freelance Piling/Civil and HSE Specialist.

Written by: on 17 February 2011 @ 22:55

PPE’s

Just a normal site walk on Saturday morning, 300+ people on site. On first inspection nothing appeared out of the ordinary, but if you look a little closer, it is striking how many people actually walk around without using the mandatory (and much needed) Personal Protection Equipment…… Wearing a helmet is really grown to be standard for everyone, but I find it disappointing to see that people do not realize that wearing safety goggles, is purely for their own safety and well-being! Roughly 5 to 10% of the people I have seen, were working without glasses …… stupid, stupid, stupid!

At the moment you appeal to people, they always put on their glasses immediately, but I still have the feeling that this is more to get rid of our “whining”, rather then understand that it is to preserve their own eyes.

Anyway, this is a pretty big problem we are facing day by day, at each site in each countr, some more than others ……..

Will it help to start teaching toolboxes containing truly shocking images of people with eye injuries??

Sometimes my helmet feels more like a police cap, but hey, if my “whining” results in even just 1 eye injury less every day, I am sure we helped to prevent someone from personal suffering!

Hans

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One Response

  1. 中信房屋 says:

    Whats up ! Love your . thanks for sharing it with everyone

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