Health and Safety for our structural repair and waterproofing specialists

9th September 2013

Health and Safety for our structural repair and waterproofing specialists

Health and Safety for our structural repair and waterproofing specialists

6th September 2013

Doing things safety is a must at Deepshield. So much so our recent full training day was dedicated to health and safety topics.
Attended by our team and some of our trusted contractors who work with us and for our clients.

The work we do presents lots of opportunities for injury and illness. Waterproofing works present dangers to health including hearing loss, caused by loud machines, potential eye damage through drilling and cutting, back injury when lifting, skin problems caused by cement and chemicals and of course respiratory illness due to inhaling dust at work. 

Our training day was great fun and it was also a chance for those members of the team who have recently qualified in safety training, to pass that knowledge on to their workmates

Manual handling

handling was covered by our office manager Katrina Jackson who is now qualified via City and Guilds, to train others on how to avoid injury through manual handling, so Katrina presented a full training seminar to all the staff. 

After a quick test came Face fit testing

by Sian Caley. Sian took a break from typing reports to demonstrate her skills, as our official mask face fit tester. Every face is different so each of the staff was carefully tested by Sian throughout the day using HSE approved methods, which she herself has been tested on. Sian was able to ensure that the facemasks we provide our staff don’t let any harmful dust or chemical particles in when working.

Technician Craig Tarbotton took to the floor next. Craig has recently achieved 91% in his IOSH managing safely exams, so was keen to get involved and presented a tool box talk on hand arm vibration. Craig explained to his colleagues how activities carried out in structural and waterproofing works could harm their health at work, as they drill, cut, chisel and chase masonry every day. 

Technician Peter Linsell also chipped in with good feedback, particularly on how we can help reduce harm through hand arm vibration - no wonder he achieved 100% in his recent CSCS safety awareness test! 

And finally..... The boss set out more ways to reduce harm.

MD Bryan Hindle used his recent NEBOSH general certification to good effect; taking on several other subjects including Noise Induced hearing loss; Eye protection; skin protection and the safe use of tower scaffold.

Bryan also presented a section on the responsibilities of employees under health and safety regulations. This fits well into Bryan's style of management - where all staff takes responsibility for themselves, our clients and their workmates too.

Our business is structural repairs and waterproofing, but training must now include good health and safety instruction. It can be boring and will not work, if staff are just talked at by 'the boss', or an outside firm. Our team are behind health and safety 100% so they are all involved and we had a great time, working to make things safer.

We bring this enthusiasm to work every day, whether learning new skills or materials, or when on site in a domestic house, a hotel or a block of flats.

For structural repairs and waterproofing solutions, which are safe – choose the team behind Deepshield.

Call customer services for further information call your local office Leeds - 01132 234 598   Manchester - 0161 8220901   Sheffield - 01142 245 569

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