Now in its seventh year, Steel Safety Day reinforces the five most common causes of safety incidents working across all factions of the steel industry. Steel Safety is normally hosted on April 28, which is also aligned with the International Labour Organisations Day for Safety and Health at Work. But it wouldn’t be a safety day for workers without taking into consideration the serious impacts of Covid-19, so to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 at steel sites, the day had been postponed to October 21 – which conveniently lines up with Australia’s Work Safe Month.
The most common causes of serious safety incidents include moving machinery, working at heights, falling objects, on-site traffic and process safety incidents, but Covid-19 has posed a new kind of threat, especially for those who work in close quarters. At ShapeCUT, we are fortunate that our business already operates with high safety standards in place and is flexible enough to work in line with the government requirements and health directives, such as social distancing, while remaining operational during this challenging period.
When Steel Safety Day returns this year, it will focus on process safety management, encouraging the wider steel industry to carry out an extensive safety audit with the target for the industry: the ‘zero’ goal – an injury-free and healthy workplace. Through an audit, workplaces are encouraged to identify process safety hazards that could cause explosions or fires and take adequate precautions.
ShapeCUT prides itself on having a strong safety culture, especially during this unprecedented time. We are still operating as usual, with ample supply of steel on site for all of your steel projects. We can cater to bulk, one-off and small scale orders. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits we can bring to your profile cutting needs.