Funny Safety Pictures
Unless you saw these funny safety pictures, you would not believe what people do at work. Even with the pictures, you may think some were faked, but Will and Guy cannot see the joins!
Nothing As Mundane as Safety Must Interfere with the Tea Break
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Electrical Safety Pictures - Lightning Nearly Strikes Man
Two workmen were digging foundations when one of them started shouting and jumping about. The other one thought his partner had hit an underground power cable and was being electrocuted so following good health and safety practice used a shovel to separate him from the electricity.
Luckily for the first worker he wasn't getting an electric shock but was panicking after a wasp had flown up his trousers. Fortunately he didn't get stung, but the second worker hit him so hard with the shovel that his shoulder was dislocated.
A New Angle on 'Protection Goggles'
From page 21 of the Health & Safety Handbook for Employees:
Be Careful! Try not to touch the shower - SHOCK
Will and Guy's Selection of funny health and safety tales at the workplace.
More Amusing Pictures of Safety at Work
Can't reach? Send for a fork-lift truck, or 3...
Then, the box fell off the back .....
Finally, it was crushed.
Safety Film - Report
A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of safety goggles on the job. According to the Health and Safety Council News, the film's depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.
Safety Rules At Home
Christopher was sprawled across three entire seats in a theatre. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the man, 'Sorry sir, but you're only allowed one seat.'
Christopher groaned but didn't budge one inch. The usher became impatient. 'Sir,' the usher announced, 'If you don't get up from there, I'm going to have to call the manager.'
Again, Christopher just groaned which, in turn, infuriated the usher who spun on his heel and marched briskly back up the aisle in search of his manager. In a few moments, both the usher and the manager returned and stood over the man. Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move him, but with no success. Finally, they summoned the police. The cop surveyed the situation briefly.
All right, mate. What's your name?'
'And where you from, Chris?' the cop barked.
Interestingly, Will and Guy have been researching Health and Safety in relation to business and work places. We are aware that intrinsically it is not a very interesting topic therefore it becomes essential, we think, to mix the serious message with humour.
The fact that in the UK over a *million workers get injured every year and 25,000 people are forced to give up work because of injury or illness caused by work shows that employers are very much taking risks with their workers' health. Most of these injuries could have been avoided if employers had implemented proper safety procedures, but research has shown that around half of employers have not even done a simple risk assessment which is, in fact, a legal requirement.
*TUC [Trades Union congress]figures 2009
We are aware that our site pages are towards the top of peoples' choices to view. Why not, therefore, use our findings, stories, pictures, posters and articles in your induction courses and indeed in your Health and Safety programmes. Research indicates that the following three ideas are proven to be successful in communicating to a workforce about Health and Safety.
We have found that people remember 50% more in what they see than in what they hear.
Visuals get people's attention. Advertising people know about this. The many images on billboards, magazines, newspapers or even on the internet are testimonies that visuals do attract people and advertising using visuals are so effective.
Humour In Posters Brings Good Feelings To a Workplace
This makes ideas more memorable and able to be understood. This has a lot
to do with the working of the mind. Pleasant thoughts generate more
receptive learning. Have you ever tried studying for an exam when you have
ugly thoughts disturbing your mind?
Therefore it becomes easier to understand when done correctly. Accidents situations cannot be photographed. Only stuntmen are crazy enough to do things that can result in accidents. Cartoons can be effectively used to illustrate dangerous situations which might be impossible to capture on film in real life
The Safety Officer: An Hilarious and Funny Story
Once, an engineer, a physicist and a safety officer all applied for the same job.
The Managing Director interviewed all three, and thought all were excellent. He had to think of some way to find the best person. So he told them all to come back the next day and tell him the exact height of the building. The one who was closest would get the job.
The physicist went to the top of the building, and dropped iron balls to the ground, and had his friend timed the balls. He did this several times.
The engineer got out a sextant, and computed ratios of a yardstick to the building.
The next day, the manager asks all three of them to tell how tall the building is.
'75 feet, 2.8 inches,' says the physicist.
'76 feet, 4.1 inches,' says the engineer.
'75 feet, 8.4 inches,' says the safety officer.
'My Goodness, said the MD, 'the safety officer got it exactly correct. How did you manage that?'
'Well', said the safety officer, 'I went down to the planning department and looked up the height in the building records.'
Pictures, such as the above, of people on trains has caused the Indian government to try and ban this unsafe practice, and reduce deaths which run at about 10 per day due to people falling off the roofs of trains.
Joking aside... If you have suffered an accident at work then help may be at hand.
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