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Test Your Safety Knowledge – Spot The Hazard


Test Your Safety Knowledge – Spot The Hazard

Being able to spot a safety hazard before it happens is one of the most important ways you can make sure yourself and your team goes home to your family without an injury or incident.

In this photo, there are 9 safety hazards that could lead to anything from a minor injury to a serious one. Can you find all 9?

Scroll down for the answer!

1. Falls from the roof

When working at heights over 3 metres, workers must have adequate fall protection in place!

2. Extension Ladder (left)

Ensure the ladder is the right class and length for whatever job you are performing. Your centre of gravity should be in the middle of the ladder, your shoes should be well-equipped with grip, and the ladder dry. Always make sure the top / bottom are safely secured.

3. Housekeeping / Garbage (bottom left)

Always make sure your work area and pedestrian routes are clear of debris and tripping hazards.

4. Stepladder (middle)

Legs should always be fully extended, with centre bar in the locked position. Workers should never stand on the pail shelf, the top rung, and their centre of gravity should be in the middle.

5. Slippery Surfaces 

Watch out for any spilled water or surfaces that might lead to slides or falls.

6. Floor Openings

Always be aware of your surroundings. Always use guardrails or a covering that completely covers the opening, is secure, and identifies the opening.

7. Scaffolds

Scaffolding should have a guardrail, all components fully installed and secured, and a proper method of access and escape.

8. Falls From Scaffolding

Where are his guardrails!

9. Door Opening

Watch our for changes in the level of the flooring and mark when appropriate to alert others of the danger of tripping and falling.

Hopefully this gives you a better understanding of what to look out for on a job site. Injuries are preventable as long as you know what to look out for and how to spot, avoid, and mark them!

Good luck out there everyone and stay safe!