Manufacturing facilities are riddled with risks, from exposed wires to fatigued workers and everything in between, employees in these industries are faced with dangerous situations every day. The great thing is that most of the causes of workplace accidents can be prevented and knowing where to look can help.

In this two-part blog we’ll look at six common causes of workplace accidents in the manufacturing industry.


It’s human nature to try and get a job done in the shortest possible time with the least amount of effort and while this may seem like a great idea, taking shortcuts is not always the best thing, especially not in the manufacturing industry. When working with dangerous machinery or chemicals it’s important that your staff adhere to the correct procedures and process at all times no matter how time consuming.

Neglecting safety procedures

This is one of the greatest hazards to health and safety and is probably one of the worst things anyone in the organisation can do.  Many people deliberately overlook safety procedures because they find them unnecessary, time consuming or uncomfortable. This approach to health and safety is selfish and endangers not only your own life but your colleagues as well. Following safety procedures should not be optional, and your employees need to know that there will be consequences for those found guilty of neglecting safety procedures.

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Lack of preparation

Preparation in work is essential. Many workplace risks could be avoided simply by planning ahead. A job hazard analysis is a technique used to identify the dangers of specific tasks in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers. This is important because once you know what the risks are you can reduce or eliminate them before anyone gets hurt.

Managing health and safety in the workplace can seem like quite a challenge, but with the Strategix SHEQX (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) solution your organisation can effectively manage SHEQ processes and drive continuous operational performance improvement, effectively reducing risk and cost.