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2b Health And Safety
2b Health And Safety
2b Health And Safety
2b Health And Safety
2b Health And Safety
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2b Health And Safety

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  • 1. 2b Safe Working Practices and Procedures S3 Administration
  • 2. Health and Safety Laws <ul><li>The main health and safety laws are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting of Injuries, Diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Dangerous Occurrences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations 1985 </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 <ul><li>This the main Health and Safety law </li></ul><ul><li>This act places responsibility on employers and employees to maintain a safe working environment </li></ul><ul><li>The employers must take reasonable care to ensure the health and safety and welfare of all employees </li></ul><ul><li>Employees must take reasonable care to ensure their own safety and safety of other employees </li></ul>
  • 4. Good Working Practises <ul><li>We can help to maintain health and safety through good working practises: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having liquids near VDUs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not leaving items in walkways that other people may trip over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping work areas clean and tidy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking care of equipment so it is not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>damaged </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. HASAWA 1974 – Employers’ Responsibilities <ul><li>Employers’ need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure that the workplace is safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control dust, fumes and noise levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide health checks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide free of charge protective clothing and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide first aid facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a record of all accidents and injuries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information and training to staff </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Display Screen Equipment 1992 <ul><li>Employers need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at workstations to assess and reduce the risk to employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give VDU users regular rest breaks or changes of activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange and pay for regular eyesight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tests for VDU users </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. First Aid Regulations 1981 <ul><li>Employers must provide enough first aid qualified people for their business </li></ul><ul><li>Inform all employees about first-aid arrangements such as the name and location of first-aiders </li></ul><ul><li>The Health and Safety Executive must approve any first aid training and qualifications </li></ul>
  • 8. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (RIDDOR) <ul><li>This act requires any injuries resulting from accidents at work are to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) within 7 days </li></ul><ul><li>The business must keep records of all notifiable injuries, dangerous occurrences and diseases </li></ul>

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