Safety moment: Harsh weather conditions

Follow the link above to view a safety memo from Steven Law, HSSEQ Director - UK & Africa

A memo from Steven Law, HSSEQ Director – UK & Africa

Last week, one of our colleagues slipped on ice when walking on an untreated surface and fractured a bone in his arm.

This serves as a reminder to us all of the importance of exercising increased safety awareness during this period of harsh weather conditions.

Here are some simple things that we can all do to help us stay safe:

  • Stick to main, treated pathways and access routes and avoid short cuts.
  • Wear appropriate footwear.
  • Wear warm clothing that does not restrict your vision.
  • Risk assess every path and walkway to mitigate against any hazardous conditions.
  • Always hold the handrail on stairways.
  • Slow down and take your time when walking on snowy and icy surfaces.

In terms of reporting, it is vital that we receive notification of any injury as soon as possible. This will help us to ensure that our Occupational Health team can make a timely case management intervention, should this be appropriate.

Please share this message to your teams. Thanks for your assistance.