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Is prioritizing safety an inconvenience?

First Aid, Health and Safety, Training Manuals|

We’ve all heard the big bosses say “safety is our top priority”, “safety first”, “our number one priority is the safety of our employees”, and the like, but what about when actions speak louder than words? What happens when the big boss upstairs decides that proper safety protocols are eating away at his billable hours, or his rate of production, or, heaven forbid, his profit margin? How does a company recover from an overseer who views prioritizing safety as an inconvenience? […]

Why your forklift drivers need certification

Training Manuals|

License to Operate a Forklift   Here at Strat Training we believe that health and safety training is paramount in every career under the sun. Whether your job necessitates first aid training or heavy equipment operator training, we provide it! Strat Training always promotes health and safety awareness in the workplace and encourages compliance with all relevant and related laws, rules and regulations. As such, Strat Training is proud to highlight why it is of paramount importance that your forklift operator be a certified forklift operator.  […]

Why First Aid should be taught in schools

Training Manuals|

First Aid for Minors   While it seems unlikely that anyone’s first choice for a first responder is a 12 year old, people who have found themselves the victim of a medical emergency would all agree that they’d rather have the 12 year old than no help at all; and that is precisely why basic first aid should be introduced to children little by little at the appropriate ages, if not in schools, then by their parents at home. Beginning health and safety training at an age-appropriate level is fundamental in cultivating a culture of health and safety awareness and equipping the next generation to contribute to raising health and safety standards in their chosen fields upon entering the workforce. As health and safety consciousness pros, we here at Strat Training are proud to advise you and yours on some First Aid tips […]

When mere minutes matter most

Training Manuals|

When mere minutes matter most   Here at Strat Training we are passionate about personal investment in basic first aid training. If you are not yet qualified and trained in the most basic first aid course (level 0), we recommend, for your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of family, friends and strangers, that you invest in suitable training through Strat Training as soon as possible; mere minutes may matter in a life or death situation, wouldn’t you like to be prepared? […]

Fire Safety Tips

Training Manuals|

Fire Fighting Tips   A fire can be a catastrophic event, leading to destruction of property or loss of life. To ensure that your staff and employees are protected in the event that a fire breaks out, it is essential that every business have a fire safety plan in place. This fire safety plan should include a detailed evacuation plan that all employees are made aware of so they can exit the building quickly in the event of a fire. […]

Can you hear me?

Training Manuals|

Can you hear me? A simple question, one most individuals gifted with the sense of hearing since birth hope always to answer with a resounding “yes”; but what steps are these same individuals taking today, to protect their hearing in the future? […]

Choosing safer hand tools

Training Manuals|

Hand Tool Safety   Safety is paramount in the construction industry. As such; construction companies go out of their way to ensure that adequate warning systems and prevention schemes are in place on construction sites and also that their employees are properly trained not only in performing their respective tasks but also in safety drills and injury prevention schemes. […]

Anti Hi-Jacking Tips

Training Manuals|

Be Aware, Stay Safe    We live in a county where hi-jacking is a very real threat. It is however a problem that can be prevented by making a few simple changes to your behaviour. Here are some easy tips to keep you, your family as well as your car safe. […]

Crane Safety

Training Manuals|

Overhead Crane Safety Tips   “With great power, comes great responsibility” – Voltaire. In the operation and maintenance of overhead cranes there is no margin for error; the slightest mistake or miscalculation could translate to life or death. When overhead cranes are not properly inspected or operated there exists a very real risk of workplace injury and even fatality. Workers being hit by moving loads or being pinched between loads and fixed surfaces are the leading causes of overhead crane related injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Some overall workplace safety tips for overhead crane operating employees include: […]

Dropped Objects

Training Manuals|

Dropped Objects   There exist a multitude of risks for individuals who earn an income working at height; as such there also exist many strategies for increasing safety when working at height. But what about those who earn a living with their two feet planted firmly on the ground? A construction site is a dangerous place not only for the men manning the scaffolding or climbing the ladders, but also for the men working below them. Dropped objects continue to pose a severe threat to workplace safety on construction sites. […]

Why PPE is paramount! 

Health and Safety|

  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is vital to whole-body safety in the workplace. Ensuring safety in the workplace requires efforts to provide work-place safety training and education on emergency procedure to all employees. Suitable supervision of employees at all times is also paramount to workplace safety. […]

Hazard Identification

Health and Safety|

  As an owner of a business it is your responsibility to make sure that your workers are protected from occupational risks and hazards. In order for an employer to understand which steps need to be taken to ensure worker safety the necessary analysis and assessments must first be effected. […]

Health and Safety Act: The Importance of being Informed

General, Health and Safety|

In order to illustrate the vitality of educating your staff in, and remaining up-to-date with relevant rules and regulations, such as the Health and Safety Act; Strat Training invites you to learn from the following case study:  […]

Scaffolding Safety? Here is your Strategy!

General, Health and Safety, Working at height|

In the construction industry there exists a well-known three-pronged approach to scaffolding safety practices. The first factor that needs to be taken into consideration when judging scaffolding safety is whether or not the scaffold itself has been erected in accordance with specific scaffolding safety protocols. The second policy against which safety standards can be measured when working at height is the use of the appropriate protective apparel and apparatus. Lastly, whether a company or employee is working safely at height is determined by judging the company or individual’s adherence to existing guidelines for working safely at heights.  […]

Three ways to Stay Safe this Holiday

General, Health and Safety|

  It’s the festive season, holiday time for many and invariably it involves at least some travelling. Whether navigating between home and a vacation spot or to and from parties, gatherings and functions, there is a good chance you’ll be spending more time on the road this month. […]