MyTeamSafe Is Coming To Hastings!

On Thursday, 28th September MyTeamSafe will be attending the Lets Do Business Hastings event.

We will be at our stand all day, so we would really love to talk to you, maybe you would like to discuss one of the following:

  • Understanding what lone working is (you might be surprised)
  • Your previous lone working issues
  • Identifying current risks
  • Your current solution (if any)
  • What options are out there to cover your legal obligations
  • See MyTeamSafe in action?

It’s free to come visit. We are located at stand 6.

Free shuttle bus service from Hastings train station provided by Empress Coaches

Hastings centre (TN34 2SA) Click image to access google maps. 


You can learn even more by visiting the MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

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Work Accidents – The top 5 Most Expensive accidents In History

Chernobyl – $200 Billion

Work Accidents – In 1986 on April the 26th there was the most expensive accident that happened in history. What caused this very expensive accident? A nuclear reactor at Chernobyl power station exploded causing the deaths of 125 thousand people and over 200 thousand people were evacuated.

Here is some history of Chernobyl: http://chernobylgallery.com/chernobyl-disaster/timeline/

 

Space Shuttle Columbia Explosion – $13 Billion

In 2003 on February the 1st, the space shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas killing all 7 crew members.

For more information about the Columbia Space Shuttle: https://www.space.com/19436-columbia-disaster.html

 

Prestige Oil Spill – $12 Billion

In 2002 on November the 13th there was a bad storm. The captain of the huge oil tanker ship feared the worse, the storm was too much to handle. It managed to split the ship completely in half spilling 20 million gallons of oil into the sea.

for more information about the Prestige Oil Spill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prestige_oil_spill

 

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion – £5.5 Billion

 

In 1986 on January the 28th, a space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds after its takeoff with seven highly trained crew members inside.

For more information about the Space Shuttle Challenger: http://www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster

 

Piper Alpha Oil Rig – $3.4 billion 

 

In 1998 on July 6th was the day the world’s most expensive off-shore oil disaster has ever been recorded.  This was caused by a worker who forgot to replace one of the safety valves. This incident caused 167 workers their lives.

for more details about the Piper Alpha Oil Rig: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Alpha

 

Work Accidents – Safety App MyTeamSafes Panic Alarm

Lone Working app – The panic button is used for serious scenarios such as accidents or for when you feel you are in a vulnerable or unsafe situation. This helps your Supervisor to act quickly to these situations.


You can learn even more by visiting the MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications. 

 

 

 

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10 Health And Safety Myths You Might Have heard

yes or no

Graduates have been banned from throwing their mortarboards up in the air

 

Safety Myths – Being injured by one of these is highly unlikely. The only concern is making sure they come back in good condition after use. This is not a health and safety issue.

Flip Flops have been banned to wear at work

 

It can get very hot in or out of the work place when it comes to summer so we do try to minimise what we wear and find ways to keep cool, sometimes that can be wearing sandals. Even though trips, slips and falls are increased by 30% of having an accident, health and safety have not banned sandals when you’re at work but they do consider that wearing what you have on your feet makes a huge difference.

Replacing all park benches because they are three inches too low

I know what you’re thinking… How can there be such a myth on benches? how can that possibly be a health and safety issue? well, its not. there is no such thing as a height requirement on benches, this myth came from a facility manager that has no idea about the law on health and safety.

Hanging up baskets have been banned in case of people causing injury by bumping their heads.

 

In 2004 there was a town that did take down all hanging baskets because they feared that the old lamp posts may collapse. This was a little over the top for such a low risk.

Candy floss has been banned on a stick in case you trip and pierce your self.

 

Usually, the times you see candy floss being sold is usually at carnivals or events or generally someone pushing a cart selling it through your local town. You may have seen in the news papers that candy floss is a high risk of injury from the stick. Health and safety have not banned candy floss on the stick and a lot of people believe this myth, that’s why you now see candy floss in a bag rather than it being sold on a stick.

Trapeze artists have been told to wear hard hats at all times

 

Hard hats come into great use when it comes to the construction site due to small objects landing on your head from above. But why would Trapeze artists need a construction hat? Well, they don’t: according to health and safety, this myth was total nonsense and there has never been such regulations.

People who work in offices are banned from putting any type of Christmas decorations up

 

Each year this myth always comes about. Saying that the decorations could be a health and safety issue when it comes to people working in an office. There are a lot of companies that have banned putting up decorations because of this. But according to health and safety and the HSE, they happily celebrate and keep the Christmas spirit going every year by decorating their office. They just state that you need to make sure you’re provided with safe ladders rather than balancing your self on your office chairs or desks. So decorating your work office is not banned and not a health and safety issue.

Children have been banned from playing the game conkers unless they use goggles when playing

 

Remember the old days playing conkers? This myth was made in a school one time from a head teacher saying that pupils can only play the game if wearing goggles, this quickly escalated and reached out to other schools which then banned conkers from being played at school unless using goggles or even gloves!! According to health and safety, this game is not putting you at any risk at all, if kids decide to attack each other with the conkers on the string then that would be classed as assault and the pupil must be disciplined, apart from that this is not a health and safety issue.

Asbestos Safety And Why Is It Dangerous?

 


You can learn even more by visiting the MyTeamSafe website – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

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