Industrial Relations
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Raghuvaran Chakkaravarthy
Environmental, Health And Safety
Agm Ehs And Project Management
V. Balaji
Ir & Hr
Health And Safety
+2 Others

Dear All
Sharing as received:
Please find attached file herewith illustrating an incident (Plant/location-unknown)during material handling by hydra FYI & sharing with all concerned.
Contributing Factors :
1. Operator was listening to Music from Mobile Ear Phone while operating.
2. Two other persons were traveling in Hydra distracting the operator.
3. Use of Hydra to lift & shift Long and heavy Loads.
4. Guy rope in the victim's side was less than 1 meter.
5. Single leg Hitch was used to sling long loads.

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Dear dipil,
Thanks for sharing a ppt with us. Its shows how strong our safety culture was?????
Keep on doing what ever we can do to save our precious human lives and environment at least in our workplace.
Dear All,
Hope by seeing the photographs people it would be a mega construction project only. It clearly indicates the the safety awareness and the safety management system at their site.
Risk is associated with all jobs, It can be reduced / controlled only by doing JSA job safety analysis / HIRA - Hazardous Identification and Risk Assessment.
Dear Bala
You have pointed out rightly as "BIG THINGS GO WRONG BECAUSE WE DON'T ACT ON SMALL THINGS"...
Our safety trainings should give emphasis to all these aspect also... Awareness and visible commitment towards safety from top management/govt. officials is the only cure...
it is completely an attitudinal problem. People take everything for granted. This incident is purely due to negligence. Wisemen will learn from others' mistake, fools will never learn from even their own mistakes. How many of us want to be wise, choise is yours.
Its a real eye opener incident. I agreed with Mr. V Balaji that people take every thing granted. Always remembering one qoute from my Safety Leader that "SAFETY IS JUST A COMMON SENSE". Most of the incidents happening due to negligence only.
Viney Duggal
Dear Dipil
Good one you have shared. Where this accident happen? Everyone knows what to do. But no one following the procedures. Paying attention only when things are went wrong. We are paying much valuable human life to learn safety. Where we are?
Dear Viney,
As you said obviously right!!! "SAFETY IS JUST A COMMON SENSE" when i reading your quote its suddenly remembers in my mind very long time ago i had reading this quote about common sense in one social network
“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dear Vijay,
Exactly you said right vijay ''We are paying much valuable human life to learn safety''.
Everybody knows what we wanna do??? what is rule everything... very little example how many of then using HELMET while drove 2 wheeler? Most of them using helmets but they are not ON his chin strip's while using the helmet
See the live example of mine (I shame on myself to say this in my helmet which i have using in India its have chin strap but its damaged i know if i fall surely it will fly away from my head but still i am using it????) I am sure will change it next time!!!
Mr.Vijay i understood your feelings by your word's do our level best always. . .

Dear dipil,
great job.
in our shipyard also movement of hydra is very high. hydra operator got the habit of listening to music while driving hydra and also talking on the mobile phones. i have posted your incident on notice board and also instructed security not to allow any hydra operator to take the phone inside. We have SOP for goods movement and we are giving training to workers and hydra operator to follow this SOP.
Yours in safety,
Dear Aquadefonte
Thanks for your reply.
Have a look into the below thread in which I have commented regarding the Hydra:
"The recent updates from Corporate Safety of L&T ECC is that they are into banning of Hydra in Project sites, due to the repeated incidents happening with hydra... In our company also we are going to implement the same and going to replace hydra with modified models- like K10 or HP-216..."
We presently allow to use hydra only with run over protection... And fully stop any new procurement of hydra...
We may think of going ahead now...

Dear All,
I was going through some threads commenting on safety culture of various corporates.
As an individuals I think I do not have any authority on commenting adversely.
Instead my approach is to learn from those incidences and try and avoid similar accidents in our companies. Create awareness.
It is said " Experience is the best teacher but its fees is very high, hence we have to learn from the experience of others."
Let us use this forum in updrading our knowledge, adopting best practices.
The change which is brought in Dipils Company should be lesson to all of us.
I saw the advantages of K10 and HP-216 models after Dipil posted on the forum. Thank you Dipil.
Best regards,
Dear Mr. Dipil
This is what we are facing the problem in all the construction sites. If you give instruction or order for not to use mobile or not to listen music through earphone while driving or working, you will become enemy for the users/workers. But after the incident/accident only some people are realising, but the victim cannot be alive to realise the fault.
Thanks for sharing. By seeing this type of thread atleast few lives saved means, that's our achievement.
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