Work Should Not Hurt
Hello everyone - we have a dirty secret in Construction which is that it is very hard to find a construction worker or tradie who isn't coping with some sort of chronic muscular skeletal pain. Our young people are being made old faster than nature intended!
We have launched a whole lot of free tools and resources that I'm hoping our health and safety community will engage with and contribute to over the coming months and years.
Work Should Not Hurt
and is available here
The infographic tool should be useful to everyone in helping analyse and communicate the extent of the problem.
Also a facebook page to share tools, techniques and resources.
True Chris, spent a bit of time on building sites and seen lot's of guys worn out and broken before they are particularly old.The resources that you've linked to are a start, but lots of conversation needs to be had about doing things smarter, rather than handraulically.
The points about van layout are well made, while we were roaming around testing and tagging, about 30% of our workload included tradies and their gear in vans and site huts- the better laid out ones were a joy to do, the dump and run brigade, yeah nah, no so much.
I've sent this out to all my clients and have already had positive feedback and some good conversations about it.
Big thanks to the team that took the time to put it together.
Some excellent info, stats and tools here. Well done!
Great stuff Chris, I look forward to digging into it
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