Safety Alert: Seat Belts Save Lives
Over the years, Women and Men in the maritime industry have experienced life altering incidents while operating Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT’s).
Despite training, some operators chose to not wear seat belts, at times resulting in injuries. However, there are the ones who chose to wear their seat belts, not for themselves, but for their families and loved ones. They did not allow anyone to influence them to not wear Life Saving Equipment. They chose to go home safe.
We are grateful to Signal Mutual for providing details of this incident and acknowledge their commitment to sharing learning to benefit others.
If you have similar operations, please share this information with managers, operatives and any potentially affected third parties as appropriate. Please also review any of your relevant operations for similar hazardous conditions, risks, and controls.
Learning content like this is highly valuable as it is based on real-world experience. We encourage everyone with publishable information about incidents to send it to us, so that we can raise awareness across the whole industry. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; sharing your insight could save a life or prevent injury.