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  • Safe Working Practices and Procedures Unit 2B SG Admin
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Caledonian Health & Fitness
    • Potential hazards in the workplace
    • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
    • HASAW Employer’s duties
    • HASAW Employee’s duties
    • Good practice in the workplace
    • Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
    • DSE Employer’s duties
    • DSE Employee’s duties
    • First Aid Procedure
  • “ Is Caledonian Health & Fitness a Safe Working Environment?”
    • Mr Burns was horrified to read an article in the Scottish Times recently questioning the health and safety policies used to provide employees with a safe working environment.
    • Drastic action was needed so he set up a meeting with Mr Wallace – the Personnel Manager – to discuss the importance of Health & Safety in the Workplace
    • Mr Wallace was able to inform him of the following ...............................
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  • Potential Hazards in the Workplace
    • There are many potential hazards which exist in the modern office:
      • Wet floors resulting in slips and falls
      • Loose cables resulting in a trip
      • Objects falling from a height resulting in a bash on the head
      • Sore backs resulting in heavy objects being carried incorrectly
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  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
    • This Act is designed to ensure that EVERYONE in the organisation is provided with a safe working environment
    • The Act outlines the following
      • The responsibilities of the employer
      • The responsibilities of the employee
      • Good working practices
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – the EMPLOYER’S responsibilities
    • Mr Burns must make sure that he provides the following at Caledonian Health & Fitness:
      • Look after employee’s welfare eg offer free eye tests
      • Provide protective clothing where necessary
      • Provide First Aid facilities (must have First Aiders at work and updated First Aid kits
      • Keep records of any accidents or incidents which occur
      • Prepare a Health & Safety policy
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – the EMPLOYEE’S responsibilities
    • All employees at Caledonian Health & Fitness must ensure the following:
      • That they look after their own health and safety
      • That they take care of their colleagues’ health & safety
      • That they cooperate at all times with their employer to make sure that the workplace is a healthy and safe environment at all times
  • In order for the HASAW Act to be enforced Mr Burns must set up GOOD PRACTICE within Caledonian Health & Fitness
    • What is GOOD PRACTICE ?
      • Make sure that all employees take care of their equipment at all times to prevent any damage or faults occurring
      • Make sure that workstations are kept clean and tidy at all times
      • Make sure that no liquids are consumed near the VDUs
      • Makes sure that all walkways and fire exits are kept clear at all times
  • Activities
    • Complete the following tasks in your Activities Booklet:
      • Question 11: HASAW – duties of the employer and the employee
      • Question 12: Analyse your own working environment and identify how safe it is
      • Question 13: Create a Health & Safety notice for Caledonian Health & Fitness
  • Health & Safety ( Display Screen Equipment ) regulations 1992
    • This Act is designed to ensure that EVERYONE in the organisation is provided with a workstation that meets the needs of the employee and causes no harm
    • The Act outlines the following
      • The responsibilities of the employer
      • The responsibilities of the employee
  • HASAW (DSE) 1992 – the EMPLOYER’S responsibilities
    • Mr Burns must make sure that he provides the following at Caledonian Health & Fitness:
      • All workstations must meet the minimum requirements eg footrests; brightness control
      • Employees should be offered free eye tests and glasses if required
      • Ensure that equipment is safe to use
      • Enforce breaks – these are essential as employees should not work at the PC constantly
      • Supply anti-glare screens to prevent headaches
      • Provide employees with appropriate training
    • All employees at Caledonian Health & Fitness must ensure the following:
      • That they use the equipment properly
      • That they use adjustable brightness control, colour etc to their individual needs
      • That they use the chairs correctly – chairs will have adjustable back rests
      • That they use anti-glare screens for the VDUs
    HASAW (DSE) 1992 – the EMPLOYEE’S responsibilities
    • All employees at Caledonian Health & Fitness must carry out the following procedure:
      • Switch off the machine
      • Place a notice on the machine telling others that a fault has occurred
      • Fill in a Faults Report and pass it to the correct person eg Line Manager
      • Do not use the machine until it has been completely repaired
    Mr Wallace decides to set up a PROCEDURE so that all employees know what to do if the equipment develops a fault?
    • In groups of 3 or 4 create a procedure which could be used in your classroom when the printer breaks down
    • Ask your teacher if the winning procedure can be displayed on the classroom wall
    Activities
    • Complete the following tasks in your Activities Booklet:
      • Question 14: problems faced using Display Screen Equipment
    GROUP ACTIVITY
    • All employees at Caledonian Health & Fitness must carry out the following procedure:
      • Contact a first-aider immediately
      • Stay beside the injured person – reassure them that they are going to be okay
      • Make sure that the injured person remains still – important not to move them
      • Complete an Accident Report Form and make sure that all details are entered into the Accident Book
    Mr Wallace also decides to set up a PROCEDURE so that all employees know what to do if they witness an accident
  • Activities
    • Complete the following tasks in your Activities Booklet:
      • Question 15: good working practices
      • Question 16: problem solving
      • Question 17: true or false?