Work Place Safety

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27 11, 2019

Why housekeeping is important.


Why housekeeping is important. To some people, the word “housekeeping” means cleaning floors , removing dust, and organizing clutter. But in a work setting, it means much more. Housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces and a good  routine will help keep you safe from hazards. So what are the benefits of keeping things spick and span? Slips, trips, falls, cuts, and punctures are just a few of the injuries that can be related to poor housekeeping.  So, where do you start? Here are some ways that you and your co-workers can do your bit to keep everyone safe at [...]

Why housekeeping is important.2020-02-19T15:34:14+10:30
27 08, 2019

3 Point of Contact


3 Point of Contact Whether you’re exiting a vehicle, walking downstairs or climbing to the top of the ladder, maintaining 3 points of contact could save you from a nasty fall. Here are some simple safety rules that are worth revisiting and to go by in your day to day work. When to use this technique: When you are climbing, use at least three limbs (either two hands and one foot or one hand and two feet) should always be in contact with the equipment. The worker should be facing the equipment and take note that you cannot have [...]

3 Point of Contact2020-02-19T15:35:58+10:30
23 05, 2019

Safety Rules are your Best Tools


Safety Rules are your Best Tools. When you’re a learner driver, you follow the rules to the book!  Then the P-plates come off, you gain your licence and you find your own style of driving.  We are guilty of picking up bad habits on the road…. how many of us would actually pass our driving test on the first attempt now? It’s the same with using the tools of our trade, we use hand and power tools every day, but how often do we stop to think, are we using them safely?  These machines and power tools can cause serious [...]

Safety Rules are your Best Tools2020-02-19T15:42:41+10:30
11 12, 2018

Why Is PPE so important at work?


PPE is equipment that is used or is worn to minimise risk to the health and safety of people. PPE includes items like, but not limited to safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear, ear protection, sunscreen as well as respiratory protective equipment (RPE). PPE is used in a wide range of jobs and industries, from the obvious, such as agricultural and building industries to, more surprisingly, catering and life guarding. The type of PPE changes according to the user’s working conditions and regulations.   Why is PPE important? PPE reduces the risk of injury [...]

Why Is PPE so important at work?2020-02-19T15:50:03+10:30
27 09, 2018



Synaco take workplace safety very seriously and want to remind everyone that this month’s safety theme is ‘Housekeeping’. Effective housekeeping can eliminate workplace hazards and get a job done safely and properly. Poor housekeeping can contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that cause injuries. The importance of housekeeping is very significant as everyone’s safety depends on it. Many slips and trips are the result of poor housekeeping and this is often a sign of a lack of clear processes and allocated responsibilities. It is crucial that there are systems in place for storage, maintenance and cleaning. Having [...]