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Workplace Safety: Tripping Hazard Awareness with Loose Wires and Cables

Identify a workplace hazard, find solutions to deal with that hazard, and demonstrate understanding of workplace WHS policy and procedures.

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Added on  2023-06-03

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This presentation focuses on the tripping hazard caused by loose wires and cables in the workplace. It covers the causes, effects, and control methods to prevent slips, trips, and falls. It also discusses the relevant organizational procedures, legislations, and codes of practice to follow. The importance of consultation with other members of the organization to identify and treat hazards is emphasized. The presentation concludes with a timeline of a continuous plan to ensure compliance with WHS standards and ways to access information about the hazard.

Workplace Safety: Tripping Hazard Awareness with Loose Wires and Cables

Identify a workplace hazard, find solutions to deal with that hazard, and demonstrate understanding of workplace WHS policy and procedures.

   Added on 2023-06-03

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WORKPLACE
SAFETY
HAZARD RECOGNITION
Workplace Safety: Tripping Hazard Awareness with Loose Wires and Cables_1
Slips, Trips& Falls
TRIPPING HAZARD AWARENESS:
LOOSE WIRES AND CABLES
Wires and the cables from the phone, laptops, internet connections
and other office equipment create tripling hazard if stretched
across the walkways where the people walk.
Workplace Safety: Tripping Hazard Awareness with Loose Wires and Cables_2
Causes
Sloped walking surfaces
Loose floorboards or shifting tiles
Loose, unanchored rugs or mats
Untangled wires at the surfaces
Loose cable cords and the data cables
of the phone and the laptop char
ger in the walkway surface
Workplace Safety: Tripping Hazard Awareness with Loose Wires and Cables_3
Effects
Employees get their feet caught in the cord and the wire
Unfocused steps in the untangled electric wires may lead to
further injuries
Tripp and Falls due to wires
Head injury
Injury and cut in the hands and in the feet
Damage of the office equipment
Leg injury and permanent disability
Workplace Safety: Tripping Hazard Awareness with Loose Wires and Cables_4

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