Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) Campaign
Sin Chew is glad to be part of the Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) Campaign 2020 by Workplace Safety and Health Council organised by the Logistics and Transport (L&T) Sector. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of STF and to remind industries, employers and employees to take precaution measures to eliminate the risk of accidents happening during operation.
The video focuses on heavy vehicle drivers practising safety measures while entering or existing heavy vehicle cabins to prevent any STF incidents. Close supervision is required during operation to ensure work safety during moving. The loading and unloading process can be quite dangerous if safety practices are not taken seriously. At Sin Chew, safety is the top priority for our employees and also to protect our customers’ valuable products. Our safety officers are also there to do close supervision to ensure the safety of operation.
Here are the summarised guidelines when using heavy vehicles:
1. Use safety stickers or labels
Safety stickers or labels are used at work to enhance awareness and keep our employees safe. They’re there to remind people of the potential dangers that they can face on a daily basis. To avoid injuries or accidents, employees or consumers must be informed of any potentially dangerous situations. It is also to reduce the need for someone to send out reminder messages on a regular basis, saving time and effort.
2. Three Points of Contact to prevent falls
The three points of contact method of going up or down a vehicle include using two hands to grip the handers and one foot to step on top of the ladder. (Take note: you should always face inwards the cabin when moving) You should only let go once you are comfortably seated on top of the vehicle seat or have taken a full step down onto the ground. Because you don’t want to slip or lose your grip from the hander causing any injuries.
3. Always ask the Safety Officer
If you’re a new driver or new to the workplace, it’s always a good idea to check in with your safety officer, since they’re the ones who can walk you through the correct processes. In Sin Chew, our safety officers are all certified and will attend training regularly to keep up on the latest safety measures.