Working at a height is very dangerous and falls account for a majority of the deaths and very serious injuries in the workplace reported every year. The mobile tower appreciation course is designed for those who don’t routinely work on a mobile tower, but may be occasionally asked to use one, maintain one or dismantle one. Even staff who work on the ground and are never asked to interact directly with a mobile tower can get a lot from this course because it alerts them to the dangers inherent in using one and can even help safety by giving an extra pair of eyes on the situation – faults in construction of a mobile tower have been spotted by relative laymen in the past and have prevented serious incidents which may have resulted in death or life changing injuries. Managers are recommended to take at least a mobile tower awareness course (there are other courses also available aimed specifically at those in management situations) so that they are aware of the risks and also so that they do not ask employees to work in what may be a dangerous situation.
Mobile platforms carry many risks
Working on a mobile platform needs a lot of concentration and also means working with many safety aids such as barriers, harnesses and similar equipment. Everyone should always check that everything is safe before starting work but occasionally faults can be overlooked and if you have ever been injured by someone else’s provable negligence in the checking procedure, you may well be eligible to make a claim. Records must be carefully kept as far as safety checks are concerned and missing paperwork can have serious implications for an employer or their designated person in charge of health and safety.
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Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work