Management Dropped Tool Prevention Training

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Training Is Key to Work at Height Safety

Business owners and managers everywhere know the importance of the proper training of their employees. However, nowhere is proper training more important than in the area of safety, especially in industries where working at height is normal practice. Companies that are involved in a variety of work at height projects need to protect their employees, their customers, other workers, and any other individuals that might be within the general vicinity of the job site. For industries that use a lot of hand tools, there is an added risk that must be dealt with.

When hand tools are involved in at height work there is the added danger of tools falling to the ground and injuring bystanders or passers-by. Properly securing all tools and equipment in order to prevent such accidents is paramount. But in order to do that, workers need to be trained. To that end we offer two different courses aimed at contractors, business owners, project managers, on-site supervisors, and workers. Both of these courses will train participants in how to effectively secure tools and equipment on the job site.

Understanding At Height Work and Dropped Objects - (Managing Dropped Training Course)

The one-day Managing Dropped Objects at Height course aims to teach participants the overall concepts of working at height with tools and equipment. It is a most necessary course because untrained individuals often underestimate the danger of dropped objects to people standing below. For example, many people don't realize that even the smallest tool, like a screwdriver, can become a deadly projectile if dropped from a height of just four stories. That understanding gives at height workers a new appreciation of the need for them to be careful.

Participants in this course will learn the different types of dropped objects and the impact they can have upon landing; the types of safety systems that are available; and most importantly, how to conduct an effective risk assessment before the job ever begins. This assessment is the key to safety because it directly affects what safety measures are put into effect. Not only will participants learn how to effectively do a safety risk assessment, they will also learn about the potential consequences if they perform the assessment incorrectly.

Proper Technique - (Practical Tool Tethering Course)

Once supervisors and management understand the importance of managing dropped objects, they need their workers to be instructed in the proper use of safety equipment. The Practical Tool Tethering course is a three-hour training session in which participants learn about many of the aspects of tethering tools. They will learn how to assess a specific project and work environment so that they can choose the appropriate safety tethers. They will learn how to fit tools with the best tethering methods to keep them safe, and which methods are appropriate for which
types of work.

Upon completion of this course, participants will fully understand the best way to secure all types of tools on the job site. They will be equipped to train their fellow workers in these same principles to ensure that everyone works safely. Both courses can be done on-site in most cases; participants will receive a certificate upon completion demonstrating their competence.

Training Worth the Cost?

Although training can be a significant financial investment for your company, it is most definitely worth the cost when you consider the potential consequences of not being trained. The last thing you or your company needs is an accident which severely injures someone or possibly even results in loss of life.

Furthermore, the financial loss from such an accident can easily outweigh the amount of money you invest in training. Therefore, don't look at the expense of training as simply a bottom line cost of doing business. Rather, look at it in terms of potentially saving you untold amounts of money in the future. It is something you don't want to learn
the hard way.