Stop The Drop Awareness Campaign

To help prevent dropped objects we have created the "Stop The Drop" awareness poster campaign. Objects as small as a bolt can cause serious injury or even death when dropped from a higher level and striking an employee working on the ground.

Help To Prevent Dropped Objects

Dropped objects still rank in the top 4 of the UK’s workplace killers accounting for over 5,400 reported non-fatal injuries*. Objects as small as a bolt can cause serious injury or even death when dropped from a higher level and striking an employee working on the ground.

*Source: HSE’s RIDDOR Report

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Poor Housekeeping

Poor Housekeeping is the No.1 cause for workplace accidents. To avoid incidents You must maintain an orderly workplace throughout the day to remove hazards and prevent injury.

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Significant Impact Force

Calculate the possible consequences of a dropped object mass based on the distance it falls and gravitational acceleration. The calculator provides a common benchmark for the potential impact of a blunt object hitting a person wearing PPE personal protective equipment.

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h2 style="color: #087ec6;">Securing Tools & Equipment
Prevent tools from falling or being dropped when working at height. You should always remove all tools, equipment and materials from the workplace on completion of work. Scaffold structures and equipment at risk from falling must be frequently inspected.

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Conducting Job Specific Risk Assessments

JSRA helps to identify and control any potential hazards to make sure they are addressed prior to commencing activities. The assessment also ensuresfinal checks are conducted and complements the QSHE365 Risk Assessment.

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Situational Awareness

Is there anyone or anything around you that could cause harm to you or others? Situational awareness is being aware of where you are, where you are supposed to be, and what is happening around you. When there is a lot ‘going on’ or working towards tight deadlines with challenging workloads, poor situational awareness is a major cause factor with incidents.

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