Safety Essentials

Dropped Objects

To increase learners’ awareness of the potential for dropped objects, and to outline the responsibilities of personnel and actions to be taken to prevent dropped object incidents occurring. 
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Learning Outcomes


LO1 Define what is meant by a ‘dropped object’
LO2 Identify the common causes of dropped objects and their consequences and explain the importance of eliminating, or reducing the risk of, incidents occurring 
LO3 Identify the duties of employers and employees in eliminating dropped object incidents 
LO4 Identify areas with a high potential for injury to personnel should a dropped object incident occur
LO5 Identify examples of bad practice
LO6 Describe the measures that should be taken to control the risk of falling objects