After the success of my last ‘Found Poem’, I was fairly keen to do another, but I wasn’t sure what to use as my source material.
Then, like a gift, I was asked to attend Health and Safety training at work (because I’m new, not because I’m a danger to myself and colleagues).
I say gift, but that’s two bours of my life I’m never getting back.
On the plus side I am now fully aware of all the health and safety rules that I continue to break on a regular basis.
So that’s something.
The training was a few weeks ago but I still have (and treasure) the hand-out of the PowerPoint I was given on the day.
All the phrases in the following ‘poem’ were taken directly from that hand-out. Although I have added a little repetition for poetic affect, and ommited several slides, I have changed none of the grammar and punctuation of that which I did include.
Seriously, two hours.
Healthy And Safety Matters
Employees at work
Visitors and contractors
Affected by work activities
Everyone has legal responsibilities
Take reasonable care of own and others H&S at work
Co-operate with employer in H&S matters
Not misuse or tamper with anything
Consult and communicate
Violence or threats
Must be reported
Accidents are preventable
RISK ASSESSMENT is the key