Providing proper training and then observing miners at work are keys to the success of reaching the CORESafety goal of 0:50:5.
It’s also important to meet with the workers afterwards to identify any issues that might ultimately result in a safety hazard.
Mining companies should always:
- Assess the training needs of their workers based on level, knowledge and skills required for each task.
- Make sure that workers know how to do their jobs.
- Make sure they know the hazards and risks they may face in assigned tasks.
- Verify their competency through demonstrations.
Significant training and competency is especially needed when miners have to work in situations where height is a factor.
In these cases, employees must always follow company procedures and utilize fall protection equipment to prevent or minimize accidents due to falls.
Here’s a CORESafety infographic called “How To Be Safe On Ladders”.
- To learn more about ladder safety, click here to watch the March 2020 episode of CORESafety TV.
- To better understand the responsibilities, procedures, inspections and training requirements for working at heights, read these “Fall Protection Guidelines.”
- Go here for more information on “Ladders and Stairways” in CORESafety’s Module 5.
To visit the CORESafety website, go here.
- On March 31, 2020