Funny Safety At Work Pictures

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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!

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The Human Digger

Funny safety at work picture

Photo: Parivartan Sharma

Here we see labourers hold their colleague, an electrician, while he works on underground cables in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

The Cyclist Hod-carrier

Funny cyclist hod carrier

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Can't reach?  Send for a fork-lift truck, or 3...

Safety at work - Fork lift truck

Then, the box fell off the back .....

Delivery Boy

Finally, it was crushed.

Funny do not crush

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.

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Will and Guy's Take on Safety At WorkFunny Safety Officer

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?
Humour effectively drives a point home.

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 BBC Safety ArchiveWait until the bus stops

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has discovered loads of 1950's 60's and a few 1970s health and safety posters.

Janice Cave, describes the posters found and talks about what they tell us about changing attitudes to safety, and about wider social change in Britain.

'Wait until the Bus Stops' caught Guy's eye, simply because none of the boys on our bus obeyed this sign, we all took delight in leaping off the platform before the bus stopped.  Looking closely at the picture is the girl holding the boy back, or about to throw him off the bus?

 Safety aside, it's my belief that buses have gone down hill since they kicked the ticket collectors into touch.

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