Spring Clean your Workplace Health & Safety
Spring is the season of new beginnings—making it the perfect time to assess your workplace H&S and be mindful of new environment, health, and safety concerns that this seasonal shift can bring.
Spring also brings the need for us to be prepared for more varied weather conditions such as heavy rain, high winds, sunshine and UV exposure. Being mindful of the changing weather conditions and encouraging your employees to research the weather before they head out to work outdoors, is a must.
It’s important to stress the adage of “better safe than sorry” and double-check that every employee is prepared by ensuring that employees are adequately trained to spot potential risks and hazards and ensure that they take time to assess any potential risks and ensure that they know the importance of having the right outerwear, gloves, footwear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job.
April Showers Bring May Flowers - as well as the potential for slips, trips, and falls. To minimize these risks in spring, follow some of our quick tips below:
Ensure staff are adequately trained to spot potential hazards
Always check the weather forecast before heading outside and never work in inclement weather
Wear slip-resistant footwear
Take time to assess the risks
Stop work if an area is too slippery or icy
Declutter your workspace