This video series aims to help supervisors and workers recognise common workplace hazards that have injured or killed people in Western Australia’s resources industry. Being able to correctly identify hazards is the first step towards reducing the risk of accidents in the workplace.
The set of two videos on “Down to Earth” has a focus on falling from height.
The first video explains why falls from height – whether a stumble of a few centimetres or a fall of metres – can have serious outcomes. The perception of what heights are “safe” is challenged and the effect on the human body is explained.
The second video explores the potential social ramifications of a fall from height on a person’s career, relationships, hobbies and mental health, as well as their family and friends. Three people affected by the consequences of a fall from height at work generously share their stories to raise awareness of the impact of workplace accidents.
Some accident scenarios are re-created by a professional stuntman to illustrate the concepts being explored.