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Updated October 2016

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Dropped Object Awareness

DROPS Awareness and PreventionA dropped object is defined as ‘any object that falls from its previous static position under its own weight’. If an object falls, the force of gravity will pull it towards the ground and if you happen to be in the way - it will hit you; it’s as simple as that. The degree to which you might get injured will be influenced by many factors, but the simple rule of thumb is, the heavier or the further an object can fall, the more damage and injury it can cause. This course will help you identify potential dropped objects, and look at ways to reduce the risk of harm.

Approximate duration: 40 minutes.

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • Potential dropped objects
  • The common causes
  • Control and prevention methods
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Maintaining awareness and continuous improvement

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