Dropped Objects Before Work Begins

Before Work Begins

Prior to work at height being carried out there should be a risk assessment and a method statement which details procedures, specifications for tools, equipment, systems and provides where necessary checklists.

People need Knowledge, Awareness, Experience, and Compliance

Dropped Tools

Before you begin any kind of task, think about the possibility of dropped tools and objects:


Dropped transportable equipment

A significant number of reported incidents relate to dropped radios, pagers, gas detectors as well as other transportable equipment.


Possibility for dropped objects when carrying repair and installation work

Accidents whilst working at height can be serious and a very high amount of reported incidents is a result of repair and installation work.


Keeping your worksite tidy can reduce incidents


Author: Drew Beardmore October 2011

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