Three guys tried to steal Kalle’s cell phone. Now his left hand is busted. He really socked it to ’em – Bam! Bam! Bam! At least that’s the tale Kalle tells his co-worker Mo. Fact or fiction? Maybe he’s just being careless with the truth as well…
Hand and finger injuries are sadly all too common and regularly top the casualty charts in many companies. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is unfortunately no exception.
A quick word with a colleague, a sneaky glance at your cell phone, and next thing you know you’re at the doctor’s office needing stitches… or even worse. With just a momentary lapse in attention on the job, really serious injuries needing surgery are not in any way unusual.
And what really hurts is that all too often we only have ourselves to blame. We get distracted and our mind or eyes are not as focused as they should be. Routine tasks and rushed work can also make us careless.
In many cases, it’s all in our own hands. So please, focus on what you’re doing.
Follow our life-saving rules and wear appropriate PPE at all times. Take time out to put on protective gloves – even if you’re in a hurry or you’ve done the job a thousand times before, etc., etc.
And don’t forget: Step up and speak out if you notice any potential hazards.
It’s the best way of protecting yourself and looking after your workmates. At the end of the day, nothing is more valuable than your health and that of those around you.
Many thanks for your support. Play it safe!
Take a tip from Mo:
∙ Keep your eyes peeled when
moving around the plant
∙ Stay on track
∙ Look out before
∙ Stay alert –
use your senses