Alert Number 059 Date 15.07.13
External Event – Amputation
Likelihood of re occurrence
Below is an extract form a Health and Safety publication in relation to a serious incident which could
easily be replicated in our business.
Lessons learnt and preventative measures.
Lack of guarding on the drill, incorrect gloves being worn, suspected lack of competence of the operator
Corrective actions taken, Preventive Actions to be Taken:
■ Ensure all pedestal drills have guards and emergency brakes fitted.
■ Ensure if gloves have to be worn they are the very tightly fitting style.
■ Only trained, competent and authorised individuals to be allowed to operate pedestal drills.
■ Details of this incident to be communicated to all relevant employees.