Floormats: the unlikely WHS hazard!
- March 9, 2015
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Rose Training Blog
Rose Training talks car safety and eliminating WHS hazards
WHS Hazard: Floormats
Could you ever be injured by a moving car?
You bet! This happened to an employee in Western Australia at work and you’ll be surprised that the cause of this incident was a rubber car mat! But wait, this was not just any old car mat; the culprit was a ‘deep dish’ type rubber floor mat which became stuck on the accelerator pedal. These deep dish rubber mats can be purchased from most car accessories outlets and are ideal for trapping loose dirt and mud from the driver’s work boots or shoes.They also tend to slide up towards the pedals like in this incident and caused serious injuries to the worker.
If you have any car mats in your work or private vehicles, please check to ensure they will not slide and reach the pedals and are secured in place by some means, such as Velcro or clips. By doing these simple tasks, you will minimise your risk of being exposed to WHS hazards and ensuring that your car drives are as safe as possible for your, your workmates, friends, family and drivers around you too! At Rose Training we are all about limiting and monitoring WHS hazards not only at work, but wherever your work takes you (or what takes you to work!).
Are you interested in learning more about WHS hazards? Why not enrol into our WHS Diploma or Certificate IV course? Call Jessica on 3038 3048 to further your educational qualifications at Rose Training Australia!