1. Protecting Your Head

    Head protection is one of the most critical elements of personal protective equipment. This is because our heads are delicate and vulnerable and can be easily damaged. Of course, one of our most important organs, our brain, is also contained within our skulls. As with all aspects of health and safety, a proper risk assessment must be conducted first to establish if there is any risk of head injury from the work or task that you are about to engage in.

    Again, as with all aspects of health and safety, if there is a risk of head injury then you have to apply the hierarchy of controls to determine the most appropriate protective measures to take. This would involve trying to eliminate the hazard if at all possible. An example might be that if you had a construction activity where there was a risk of dropped objects striking someone on the head, then one way to try and eliminate the hazard may be to separate the people from the risk. This might involve barricading off the area
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  2. The Dawn of Digitalisation

    Whether you have currently deployed a digital solution as part of your EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) landscape, or you are just beginning your journey of finding and selecting a solution for your company, you will have found that the marketplace is full of options for various parts of your EHS programme.

    With high expectations and constant pressure from a younger and savvy digital workforce, rapid development of digital equipment such as computers and mobile devices, coupled with inefficiency in plant processes, requirements for better data sharing and visibility, problems with personnel engagement and a raft of other conditions, are increasing pressure on EHS and other departments to digitalise and centralise solutions for the workforce.

    Many companies have taken this opportunity as a positive step to support and engage with their increasing and demanding workforce by digitally engaging them on EHS solutions. The answer to most of the demand
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