Walk a mile in another man’s shoes

World Class Health and Safety

Not literally, that would be wrong! But, here is the point; to find out what is really involved in doing a job then go do it. Clearly this can’t apply in all roles (brain surgeon, rocket scientist, etc) but in many roles you can give it a go. Only by doing the job are you going appreciate the health, safety and ergonomic issues associated with the role. By putting on the PPE, wearing the overalls and sitting in the poorly lit workstation on that once good but now wobbly chair are you going to understand what your colleagues are having to put up with.

You can spend an hour assembling widgets into a product, packing a box, lifting and shifting in a cold and damp loading bay. As well as getting an appreciation of the role you’ll get increased respect from the front line team. Whilst it might be tempting to…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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