Education, communication key to reducing underground incidents
Angela Gismondi | Daily Commercial News
Ian Wisdom, health and safety manager for Entera Utility Contractors, says there are seven words that make his blood run cold: “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”
“The number one issue is overestimating capabilities and experience,” he said, adding workers need to understand the seriousness of a misstep especially when working on underground infrastructure.
“Quite often people in the safety profession talk about the young workers being the ones that are vulnerable and most at-risk but seasoned, experienced workers are also at great risk because of that familiarity factor…” (Read the full story)