The Risks associated with Walking Distracted

TOPIC OF THE MONTH – WALKING DISTRACTED?  
Common risks associated with walking whilst using your mobile include:

  • Injuring someone else
  • trips, sprains & strains
  • fractures
  • cuts & bruises
  • broken bones
  • concussions
  • brain injuries
  • spinal cord Injuries
  • death

DID YOU KNOW
The role of phones in distracted driving injuries and deaths gets a lot of attention and rightly so, but we need to also consider the danger phone use poses to pedestrians.

Walking and talking on the phone is extremely dangerous because you can’t see the path in front of you!

The danger is amplified when pedestrians walk in busy areas with a lot of traffic.

In addition, people who deviate from a straight path while walking in a pedestrian environment are more likely to wander into traffic, onto train tracks and most commonly, falling down stairs facing a potential serious injury and maybe even death.

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It is important that every business is aware of their WHS obligations.

Our WHS Audit can identify any gaps within your current safety systems. Using our gap analysis we have saved our clients thousands in potential Safework fines.

If you are an employer without any safety support not only would our gap analysis be beneficial for you, but we also offer monthly safety consultancy where we work for you, addressing your safety processes.

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Unfortunately, many workplaces have had to effectively shut down due to COVID-19, which presents the question, how do you know your workplace is safe to return to?
We want to help ensure your employees and customers safety, this is why we are conducting a ‘Back to Work Cleanliness Inspection and Certificate’.

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