Wilcox Safety Toolbox Talk
In addition to keeping our technicians certified we do weekly industry talks where we discuss topics such as workplace safety. More importantly share experiences to promote best health and safety practices. This is gives our Service Manager a chance to bring up new safety requirements and training opportunities. The skills and knowledge our technicians gain from these session help Wilcox rise above the competition.
Some of our topic of discussions: Proper tools to take on a job. Electrical Safety Authority. What to do in case of. Client feedback and upcoming training.
Safety First – Important certification by Industry or Product
Certified technicians are important because it takes the liability off of you if anything ever happens. Your insurance provider would be able to see that you got the right people repairing or installing equipment. Our technicians perform tasks, often involving an electrical operator hook up which a certified electrician is needed.
|Certified Electricians – Electrical Safety Authority||Certified Welders
|Certifications Working from heights
Equipment and Trade Certification
- Rough Terrain Forklift /Aerial Platform (Boom) / Scissor Lift Forklift Back Safety/Lifting Powder Tool /Mobile Crane Operator 0-8Tons /Drivers License Abstract/ Welding /Overhead Travelling Cranes/Atlas Rolling Entry Fire Door Installation Seminar/ Rytec Service Training/ TNR Training
Health and Safety Training
- Working at Heights/ WHMIS /Confined Space /Fire Extinguisher Use /Fire Watch/Fire Safety Awareness/Hot Work Program /Arc Flash Training/ LOTO /Workplace Electrical Safety Training Program /Propane-Cylinder Safety /First Aid – CPR /Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness/ Joint H & S Training /Worker Safety Awareness /Respirator Use, Fit, Care, Maintenance and Hearing Protection /Asbestos Awareness Training
Police background checks
Back Injuries and Prevention
Back injuries are some of the most prevalent and hardest-to-prevent injuries on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. These types of injuries account for a large majority of worker’s compensation claims every year.
|Back injuries often occur when:
||Ways to Prevent Back Injuries
Spotter Safety Talk
Basic Safe Work Practices for Spotting
- Never walk behind the equipment and spot at the same time. When spotting stand at the desired area where the equipment is going and flag the equipment back to you.
- Agree on hand signals prior to any spotting activities with equipment operators.
- As the operator, stop anytime you lose sight of the spotter.
- Review the work area for any additional hazards such as trip hazards or fixed objects that the equipment can strike. Remove any people, objects, or equipment prior to needing to back into an area to eliminate the possibility of a strike.