SAFETY ALERT
Alert Number 059 Date 15.07.13
Actual Severity
External Event – Amputation
Potential severity
Fatality
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Welder severs finger on unguarded drill - finger required amputating!

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  1. 1. SAFETY ALERT Alert Number 059 Date 15.07.13 Actual Severity External Event – Amputation Potential severity Fatality Likelihood of re occurrence Possible Incident Details 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. Key Findings: 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.

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