Health & Safety Mm

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Health & Safety Mm

  1. 1. Health & Safety Unit 2b http://www. hse . gov . uk / flist /may. htm
  2. 2. Today’s Lesson <ul><li>The Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>What accidents can happen </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety Act (1974) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Workplace <ul><li>Seating </li></ul><ul><li>Space/Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Toilet Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature/Ventilation </li></ul><ul><li>Premises </li></ul>
  4. 4. What accidents can happen? <ul><li>Tripping </li></ul><ul><li>Falling objects </li></ul><ul><li>Improper use of powered equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Handling and moving items </li></ul><ul><li>Struck by objects </li></ul><ul><li>Using hand operated equipment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) <ul><li>Employer’s responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Employees’ responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Good Working practices </li></ul>
  6. 6. Employers’ Responsibilities <ul><li>Ensure workplace is safe </li></ul><ul><li>Control dust, fumes and noise levels </li></ul><ul><li>Look after employees’ welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Provide protective clothing/equipment free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>Provide first aid facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Keep records of accidents & injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a health & safety policy including info & training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Employees’ Responsibilities <ul><li>Take care of own health & safety </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of others’ health & safety </li></ul><ul><li>Work with employer to maintain health & safety </li></ul>
  8. 8. Good Working Practices <ul><li>No liquids near VDUs </li></ul><ul><li>Keep walkways clear </li></ul><ul><li>Keep work areas clean & tidy </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of equipment & not damage it </li></ul><ul><li>Keep fire exits clear </li></ul>http://www. vts . rdn .ac. uk /tutorial/ healthandsafety
  9. 9. Recap <ul><li>The Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>What accidents can happen </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety Act (1974) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Today’s Lesson <ul><li>Display Screen Equipment Regulations (1992) </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid Regulations (1981) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Display Screen Equipment Regulations (1982) <ul><li>Employers’ responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Employees’ responsibilities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Employers’ Responsibilities <ul><li>Ensure workstations & equipment meet minimum requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure employee breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Train staff in equipment use </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure equipment is safe </li></ul><ul><li>Provide eyesight tests & glasses for VDU work </li></ul><ul><li>Provide info about VDUs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Employees’ Responsibilities <ul><li>Set VDUs for own preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid possible health hazards </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. openerg .com/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reporting injuries, diseases & dangerous occurrences (1995) <ul><li>Certain injuries, accidents or incidents reported within 10 days to Health & Safety Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Employers may be fined for failing to report </li></ul>
  15. 15. Accident Book <ul><li>What is recorded: </li></ul><ul><li>Details of date, time & place </li></ul><ul><li>Names of witnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Name & job of injured </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>What happened after </li></ul>
  16. 16. First Aid Regulations (1991) <ul><li>Employers must have enough qualified first aiders </li></ul><ul><li>First aiders training & qualifications approved by Health & Safety Executive </li></ul>
  17. 17. Safety and Emergency Prodedures <ul><li>Induction Health & Safety Training </li></ul><ul><li>Evacuation Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Procedures </li></ul>
  18. 18. Induction Training <ul><li>All entrances & exits (and emergency exits) </li></ul><ul><li>Location & use of fire alarm </li></ul><ul><li>Location of fire fighting equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Fire drill & Assembly points </li></ul><ul><li>Method of checking building empty </li></ul><ul><li>Location of first aid box & first aiders </li></ul><ul><li>How to lift/handle materials correctly </li></ul>
  19. 19. Evacuation Threats <ul><li>Bomb threats </li></ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul><ul><li>Gas leaks </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic fumes </li></ul><ul><li>Flood </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of explosion </li></ul><ul><li>blackouts </li></ul>
  20. 20. Fire Procedures <ul><li>Raise alarm </li></ul><ul><li>Exit building </li></ul><ul><li>Report to assembly point </li></ul><ul><li>Do not re-enter building </li></ul><ul><li>Do not collect valuables </li></ul><ul><li>Dial 999 ask for FIRE service </li></ul><ul><li>Give full address of premises, your name & number. Repeat back for accuracy </li></ul>

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