Think B4U Work - Keep Your Hands Safe
As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping you safe in the workplace, we are happy to announce the launch of our Think B4U Work safety series. Over the next 12 months, we will be increasing awareness and discussion around four of the most common types of injuries experienced by our apprentices.
The first Think B4U Work campaign commenced in September 2015 and focuses on hand safety. Click here to download the flyer.
40% of injuries reported to EGT every year are injuries to the hands or fingers. Most of these injuries are cuts and lacerations from tools or contact with sharp objects. The seriousness of these injuries range from minor cuts and bruising to deep lacerations that require reconstructive surgery and stitches. Every year apprentices are permanently damaging their hands and fingers and this has far-reaching effects, not only on their future careers, but on their general quality of life.
During your next visit, your Field Officer will watch a short video with you about hand safety, which includes the real-life experiences of EGT apprentices. You will have the opportunity to discuss the content of the video, best practice for hand safety and any questions you may have.
Following this visit, you will have four weeks to complete a multiple choice test on the EGT Apprentice App. You need to achieve a minimum of 10 correct answers out of a possible 12. To access the test, please log into the EGT Apprentice App, click on the ‘Forms’ Icon on the homescreen and click on the ‘Think B4U Work’ link.
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Enter your login details
- Username: Four digit employee number + first three letters of your last name
- Password: Four digit employee number + first three letters of your first name
Please contact your Field Officer if you have any questions regarding the video, test, or safety in general.
We look forward to working with you over the coming months to help reduce the number of hand safety injuries in the workplace.