Dropped Object Awareness
This course will help you identify potential dropped objects, and look at ways to reduce the risk of harm.
A dropped object is defined as ‘any object that falls from its previous static position under its own weight’. If an object falls, the force of gravity will pull it towards the ground and if you happen to be in the way - it will hit you; it’s as simple as that. The degree to which you might get injured will be influenced by many factors, but the simple rule of thumb is, the heavier or the further an object can fall, the more damage and injury it can cause. This course will help you identify potential dropped objects, and look at ways to reduce the risk of harm.
The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:
Potential dropped objects
The common causes
Control and prevention methods
Roles and responsibilities
Maintaining awareness and continuous improvement