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Be Beattie Safe

To be Beattie Safe one main principal applies:

When at work look after yourself, your work colleagues and all others who may be affected by our works and your actions.  To follow this principal you must:

  1. NOT look the other way – if you see anyone on Site working in an unsafe way or in an unsafe location, using plant/equipment dangerously, not wearing the correct PPE or breaking Site Rules – politely CHALLENGE THEM and remind them of their safety and the safety of others; remember the Poem 'I chose to look the other way'.
  2. Before starting any task carry out your own risk assessment by asking yourself four questions:
    • What are the potential hazards?
    • What are the associated risks?
    • What can I do to control the risks?
    • What do I do if something goes wrong?

    If you are not sure of the answer to any of the questions DO NOT START WORK and contact your Site Supervisor.
  3. Follow the life saving rules:

    • Do NOT enter designated exclusion zones;
    • Verify isolation of services before work begins and maintain vigilance even when provided with isolation documentation;
    • Protect yourself against falls when working at height - in particular do not work without edge protection unless wearing suitable fall restraint;
    • Do NOT walk under suspended loads;
    • Do NOT use alcohol or drugs when working or driving;
    • Work with and follow the requirements of Permits to Work when required/necessary;
    • Always be aware of the possibility of the presence of asbestos in additional to that shown on the Asbestos Survey – if in doubt STOP WORK and contact your Site Supervisor.
    • Always follow the requirements of the Company and Site Rules and work in accordance with instructions given with regards to the requirements of the Method Statements and risk assessment Control Measures.

FINALLY If you have any ideas to improve Company performance talk to your Site Supervisor – we welcome suggestions for improvement.

I Chose to Look the Other Way

I could have saved a life today,
But chose to look the other way.
It wasn’t that I didn’t care,
I had the time and I was there.

But I didn’t want to seem a fool,
Or argue over a safety rule.
I knew he’d done the job before,
If I called it wrong, he might get sore.

The chances didn’t seem that bad,
I’ve done the same, he knew I had.
So I shook my head and walked on by,
He knew the risks as well as I.

He took the chance, I closed an eye,
And with that act, I let him die.
I could have saved a life today,
But I chose to look the other way.

Now every time I see his wife,
I’ll know I should have saved his life.
That guilt is something I must bear,
But it isn’t something you need to share.

If you see a risk that others take,
That puts their health and life at stake.
The question asked, or thing you say,
Could help them live another day.

If you see a risk and walk away,
Then hope you never have to say,
I could have saved a life today,
But I chose to look the other way.

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