Ideal for using wherever there is a danger of impalement from star pickets or reo bar i.e. Building site, Schools, Roadworks, farms, etc.
Dangers of Star Pickets
‚úDriving in‚Ě star pickets into the ground often burs and deforms the top edges of the
stake making them sharp and increasing the risk of injury if a person comes in
contact with an exposed picket.
In recognition of known injuries such as impaling, the safety industry has developed
devices to cap the ends of star pickets.
Control Procedures for Schools
¬∑ Audit the whole school site and remove any unnecessary star pickets
¬∑ Avoid the use of star pickets in the school environment
¬∑ Where star pickets are used as a temporary measure, ensure they are
appropriately capped at all times.
An Australian school recently conducted an audit and removed a
number of star pickets. During unsupervised play, however, a student climbed over
a ground floor port rack and jumped down into an adjoining garden bed. The
student‚ôs leg was seriously lacerated due to being impaled on a star picket, which
was not fitted with a safety cap. Its location was not detected in their audit.
School audits for star pickets should therefore include normally ‚úout of bounds‚Ě
areas such as gardens and other areas that students would not usually occupy.
*Cap for Star Picket may vary in appearance to image provided.
Weight per box = 1.5kg
Advanced Group's High Visibility Safety Cap