Mezzanine Safety Equipment Continues to Set Standards

Mezzanine Safety Equipment Continues to Set Standards

Recent studies have revealed that 2.2 million people in Great Britain suffer from some kind of health problem or injury sustained in the workplace, a truly shocking figure.

With the average person spending forty hours or more a week at work, our working life has a profound impact on our lives and wellbeing. A lack of due care and attention can lead to any number of potential illnesses or injuries.
Aside from ensuring that employees are completely safe, and therefore avoiding the risk of any costly accident claims, maintaining a safe and healthy work environment improves productivity and performance, reduces absenteeism and increases general morale.

Workplace injuries can vary in severity, depending on the environment, and range from simple slips and trips to broken bones and even life threatening conditions.

For example, a HGV driver recently lost his job after a workplace injury led him to lose the sight in one of his eyes, not only resulting in loss of income for the victim but the loss of an employee and potential financial pay-out for the company. Situations like this are unfortunately commonplace but could be easily be prevented with the necessary safety equipment.

Mezzanine safety gates, for example, have quickly become one of the most popular pieces of health and safety equipment in the workplace. With a simple yet effective design, they are capable of being used for a vast variety of functions. Mezzanine safety barriers are not only about safe storage, however, they are amazingly versatile and effective at reducing a myriad of workplace injuries.

For example, mezzanine floor pallet gates are an important safety requirement and are especially useful in warehouses and factories. Floor pallet gates are an amazingly simple yet effective way of ensuring that whatever is stored inside them is safely secured and will greatly reduce any potential of moving or falling objects.

A large number of workplaces also routinely use gas stored in cylinders, and as such are subject to stringent safety regulations. The potential injury from an accident involving gas is often too grim to think about. Gas cages are an effective way of ensuring that cylinders are kept away from any potential hazards such as naked flames and impact. Capable of being made to any size and specification, they are a must.

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot, Compliance Controller and Global Pandemic Expert at Everything Safety
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What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

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