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5 Safety Checks Before You Climb That Ladder

From painting walls, replacing light bulbs, and fixing roof, many common work-at-height activities will cause injury and even fatality to others if you do not pay enough attention to what you are doing.

When climbing up a surface, most people would think to use a stepladder or regular ladder. They are a staple, both in the workplace and at home. That’s why it is important that you know how to use ladders safely and pay attention to your surroundings.


1. Know how long you will be working at height.

If your work at height task would require staying up a leaning ladder or stepladder for more than 30 minutes at a time, consider an alternative equipment like scaffolding or even mobile-elevated work platforms.


2. Defective ladders must not be used.

Check for any defects on side rails, rungs, steps, and other parts. They may be loose, cracked, missing bolts, or have a faulty mechanism. If you found a defective ladder in the workplace, take them out of service; do not attempt to make temporary repairs.


3. Check for environmental hazards.

Unless barricades have been set up, ladders should not be used in passageways, doorways or other locations where they can be struck or displaced by traffic. You should also check for live electrical power sources before setting up an aluminum ladder. This is covered in more depth in a construction safety orientation course (CSOC).


4. Set-up the ladder correctly.

Set up the ladder on a firm, level, non-slippery surface. Set the ladder at a proper angle, with the top of the ladder resting on a flat surface. Secure the base and top of the ladder with add-on accessories like non-slip feet and rubber pad grips.


5. Climb up and down the ladder safely.

Avoid holding onto things as you climb. Grab onto the rungs of the ladder using a hand over hand method, never letting go of one rung before grabbing the next. Have someone hold the ladder down and pass you the tools. Finally, wear proper shoes instead of sandals.


A  good Building Construction Supervisor Safety (BCSS) course would remind you to put the ladder away (or at least lay it down) when you’re done working at height, or if you take an extended break. You shouldn’t leave stepladders unattended, especially around children. If you work in building construction or any other fields that require frequent work at height activities, you can look for safety consultancy or safety training to make sure your working environment is safe for you and your workers.

Bekerja di Ruang Terbatas 150 Kali Lebih Berbahaya!

Mereka yang bekerja di ruang terbatas (confined space) memiliki risiko yang tinggi untuk tertimpa kecelakaan. Studi tahun 2015 yang dilakukan oleh OSHS (Dinas Kesehatan dan Keselamatan Kerja) New Zealand menemukan bahwa bekerja di ruang terbatas 150 kali lebih berbahaya daripada melakukan jenis pekerjaan yang sama di lokasi berbeda. Lebih lanjut lagi, banyak kasus kecelakaan yang terjadi saat mencoba menolong pekerja lain. Karena itu, pekerja Anda perlu mengikuti pelatihan mengenai prosedur masuk dan penyelamatan di ruang terbatas.


Kursus Memasuki & Penyelamatan di Ruang Terbatas

Ada berbagai faktor yang dapat menyebabkan cedera serius dan kematian, mulai dari bahan kimia, kadar oksigen, suhu ekstrem, kebisingan, hingga jatuhnya benda fisik. Kursus Memasuki & Penyelamatan di Ruang Terbatas mencakup pengetahuan akan hal tersebut, penggunaan dan pemeliharaan alat keselamatan, dan prosedur darurat di ruang terbatas horizontal maupun vertical. Kursus ini tersertifikasi Standar Singapura SS 568:2011 untuk pekerjaan di ruang terbatas.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

Untuk mempersiapkan pekerja Anda agar lebih aman bekerja dan melakukan penyelamatan di ruang terbatas, hubungi kami.

Bekerja di Ketinggian: Utamakan Keselamatan Pekerja

Suatu kegiatan tergolong bekerja di ketinggian jika dilakukan di ketinggian 1,8 meter. Semakin tinggi ketinggiannya, semakin besar risiko yang dialami pekerja Anda jika mereka terjatuh. Untuk menghindari kesalahan dan kelalaian dalam menggunakan perlengkapan pengaman, Anda perlu mengirimkan pekerja Anda–termasuk yang sudah lama bekerja–untuk mengikuti pelatihan khusus.


Kursus Bekerja di Ketinggian

Di ASRETEC, kami akan mengajarkan kepada pekerja Anda cara memasang dan menggunakan tali pengaman, memeriksa perlengkapan, serta latihan memanjat, menyeberang gedung, dan turun dari ketinggian. Kursus Bekerja di Ketinggian kami juga menguji pemahaman peserta atas tindakan pencegahan, penggunaan berbagai perlengkapan keselamatan, dan regulasi pemerintah.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

Demi keselamatan pekerja Anda, hubungi kami hari ini juga.

Siapkan Petugas P3K di Tempat Kerja Anda

Sebagai pemilik usaha, Anda berkewajiban menunjuk sejumlah petugas untuk melaksanakan P3K (Pertolongan Pertama Pada Kecelakaan). Tidak hanya diatur dalam Permenaker No.PER.15/MEN/VIII/2008, kesehatan dan keselamatan kerja juga merupakan salah satu prasayarat di era globalisasi dan pasar bebas WTO dan GATT pada tahun 2020 mendatang. Karenanya, petugas P3K Anda harus mengikuti pelatihan dan mendapatkan sertifikat berstandar internasional.


Kursus P3K di Tempat Kerja

Selain menyelamatkan nyawa, pelaksanaan P3K secara cepat dan tepat akan mengembalikan produktivitas kerja. Kursus Occupational First Aid atau P3K di Tempat Kerja mencakup penanganan patah tulang dan luka bakar, penggunaan alat bantu seperti Eksternal Defibrilator Otomatis (AED), hingga Toksikologi Industri.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

Persiapkan petugas P3K Anda dengan kursus berstandar internasional. Hubungi kami.

Hindari Insiden di Bidang Konstruksi dengan Manajemen Risiko

Dalam mengelola suatu usaha atau proyek, Anda tentunya memahami bahwa risiko merupakan sesuatu yang tak terelakkan. Banyak perusahaan yang kehilangan kepercayaan atau bahkan gulung tikar karena kurang mampu mengelola risiko usaha mereka. Untuk meminimalkan tingkat insiden dalam mencapai tujuan proyek, juga untuk menjawab regulasi dari pemerintah, setiap perusahaan memerlukan Sistem Manajemen Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (disingkat “SMK3”) yang komprehensif.


Kursus Manajemen Risiko

Kursus Manajemen Risiko dari ASRETEC dirancang untuk Anda yang bekerja di bidang konstruksi, termasuk pemimpin tim, pengawas, serta staf kesehatan dan keselamatan. Anda akan mengidentifikasi apa saja yang menjadi risiko dalam usaha Anda, memahami regulasi, membuat prosedur penanganan, serta melakukan pengendalian secara berkala.


Sekilas Tentang ASRETEC

ASRETEC telah menyediakan konsultasi, solusi, pelatihan, dan layanan seputar kesehatan dan keselamatan di tempat kerja. Sejak 2006, kami telah melayani lebih dari 1.000 klien di berbagai negara seperti Singapura, Malaysia, Cina, Qatar, Kenya, termasuk Indonesia dan Hong Kong baru-baru ini.

Untuk menciptakan lingkungan kerja yang lebih bebas insiden, segera hubungi kami.

Top 10 Safety Precautions in Travelling Amidst Terror Alert

You and your family have been planning your anticipated vacation for months, and you cannot help from being too excited about this big trip. Perhaps it is the array of local food or the amazing beaches waiting for you to soak your feet in. However, this might not be the case all the time.

Times and chances today are unpredictable and what if something goes terribly wrong like a sudden terror alert warning while you are travelling? None of us would ever want to be in dark and scary scenarios like these, but as we all know, terror threats and attacks simply happen out of the blue even during the most mundane of situations. Recent media reports on terror attacks such as those in Paris, Germany, Istanbul among others seem to suggest that it is not far from impossible to find yourself in such encounters.

Being well informed and prepared all the time especially when you are travelling is always practical. Here are the top ten safety precautions in travelling amidst terror alerts:


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1. Let others know where you are going

Whether you planned to travel alone or with your friends or colleagues at work, you should still inform your immediate family members or a friend whom you trust about your location and inform them from time to time. You never know when you will encounter grave situations like terror attacks and accidents while you are out somewhere. Make sure you have their numbers ready in case of any emergency.


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2. Do not stay or travel in a place or situation where you feel uncomfortable or odd

Just a couple of days ago, you learned that there was a bombing incident that happened near the site of your hotel for the convention you always wanted to go to. You ask yourself, a few days have already passed, is it safe to go there now? Your inner instincts tell you, a big NO. If you have the slightest apprehension, don’t. A canceled trip is never a waste of time and money when you have your safety compromised.


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3. Maintain situational, cultural and social awareness

Sure, you researched about the do’s and dont’s and the rules to be played as locals relate to you as a visitor.

If you are new to the place, especially in tourist or commercial sites, it is natural for people to seem nice since it is a site of commerce. However, be very extra cautious with the information you share with people you do not know. Do not share personal information like where you live or your work or anything about your family. Other people with malicious intent might take advantage of that information. Also, do research about every place you intend to visit– you might go to places that are not advisable to tourists due to high security precautions.


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4. Take preventive actions that will give you an advantage in a possible crisis situation

Terror attacks usually take place in congested areas such as airport terminals, crowded halls, market places, malls and other crowded, and rigid locations. Always try to observe the possible dangers that might arise and immediately think of how you could turn around any negative situation.

When you are in a plane or tourist bus, take note of the exit points and the emergency exits available and make sure you can easily access them. You do not want to be judgemental but try not to sit near people whom you feel uncomfortable to sit with. Trust your gut feel when it says something is odd about the place and situation you are in.

In places commonly flocked by people like open marketplaces and events like street parties, avoid squeezing yourself into the large crowd. You do not want yourself squished in stampedes.


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5. In unlikely events like hostage scenarios, run for your safety

When crisis situations arise, people tend to either panic and flock to check out the commotion happening. The “herd syndrome” is a person’s primary survival instinct. In situations that entails great peril, do not stick with the large crowd, rather, get to safe grounds immediately. You should know by then where to go if you stick with tip number 4.


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6. Dress up in comfortable clothing wherein you can move fast and freely

The fashion slogan, “comfort over fashion” is highly applicable when travelling especially when you anticipate unexpected emergency and crisis situations. Dress for function:

Ladies, when you are out travelling, you might want to leave your favorite high heels and wedges behind. A pair of comfortable slip on sandals or trainers are perfect for the rough ride of emergency and crisis scenarios.

Your cargo pants which remained unnoticed in your closet for many months might suit your plain cotton top to complete your traveler/ tourist look.  Cargo pants are perfect to function since it has lots of pockets where you can put in your emergency paraphernalia such as mini flashlights and pocket knife.

Travelling with a simple and functional backpack is preferred by most people who are always out travelling– travel light. Only bring essentials and stuff that cannot be provided by your hotel or camp headquarters. You may also bring a belt bag or messenger back where you can put all your essentials like wallets and mobile phone.


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7. Do not just take gifts or packages from strangers, report it to the police

If you are out travelling with a group and a guide, always inform your companions about the “perks” you receive along the way from locals and people you do not know. Gifts and packages without a tag or dedication that came out of nowhere or perhaps a mysterious delivery addressed to you is something you should be extra cautious with. As they say, “curiosity killed the cat,” so do not ever think of opening it. Call your hotel’s front desk for security assistance or call the local authorities.     


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8.Bring a survival kit

When travelling, always think in advance; always be prepared in any situation. If you anticipate emergency situations, always bring with you a handy “survival kit” that contains tools and supplies that can help you survive in dark situations. These items are not limited to the following: mini LED light, pocket knife, whistle, a lighter or a box of matches, extra sealed food and reserved water bottle, and first aid kit.


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9.Get to know your way around the area during emergency situations

There are places which you would like to visit and are on your itinerary like the best restaurants and shopping districts. But also when you travel, always make it an effort to get to know your way around the area in case of emergency situations. Know where the nearest hospitals and police stations within the vicinity are and how to get there. You may also need to research about traffic situations.


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10. Secure your communication and emergency devices

While you research and get to know the immediate places to go to in emergency situations in tip number 9, also keep in mind to save contact numbers of nearby hospitals, police stations and persons you trust.

Equip your devices such as your smartphone and laptop with applications and softwares that can be used while you travel. These are not limited to the following: maps, locators and news feed apps. Also, always keep them fully-charged and put them in secure and accessible places such as your belt bag or pocket with zipper.


Planning one’s safety while travelling is something many people tend to overlook. Planning your travels also entail your safety and your survival during unexpected scenarios such as terror attacks and accidents. It is always practical to think and take 5 steps ahead. You can prevent and mitigate any negative event if you are well prepared and aware of the possible outcomes.