Employability &
Personal Development
Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace
Aims & Objectives
To:
 Understand that employees have rights.
 Understand that employees have responsibilities.
 Unders...
 All workers have a right to
work in places where risks to
their Health & Safety are
properly controlled.
 Health & Safe...
 All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their
Health & Safety are properly controlled. (Under He...
 Safe & Secure Workplace Policies.
 Contract of Employment.
 Equality & Diversity Procedures.
 Equal Opportunities Pro...
1. Follow the training you have received
when using any work items your employer
has given you.
2. Take reasonable care of...
1. List a range of employee rights &
responsibilities.
2. Give examples of how employee
rights & responsibilities are
prot...
 A Risk Assessment is an important
step in protecting workers & the
business, as well as complying
with the Law.
 The La...
1. Identify the hazard.
2. Decide who might be harmed
& how.
3. Evaluate the risks & decide
on precautions.
4. Record your...
 A HAZARD is ANYTHING that
may cause harm, such as
chemicals, electricity, working
from ladders, & open drawer
etc.
 The...
Working at Height
“Falls from heights are known to cause a large
number of workplace fatalities each year.”
The following ...
 Avoid: Working at heights if you don't need to work above ground.
 Prevent: Falls if working at height cannot be avoide...
Reporting Incidents
& Accidents at work
What Must I Report?
 Deaths
 Injuries
 Occupational Diseases
 Dangerous Occurr...
RIDDOR is the law that requires employers, & other people who
are in control of work premises, to report & keep records of...
If you use Display Screen Equipment it is
important that your workstation is set up
correctly to the following standards:
...
The fatality rate from electric shock injuries is
high particularly where water is involved.
To prevent this make sure tha...
 Switch off all non-essential
equipment when not in use.
 Keep all flammable substances away
from heat sources.
 Keep e...
Water: Used on wood, paper & fabrics.
Foam: Used on general & flammable liquids.
Powder: Used on general & plastics.
CO2: ...
The purpose of First Aid is to prevent
illness or injuries getting worse until
medical help arrives:
 Don’t become a casu...
Responsibilities:
 Get to know where the first aid boxes
are located.
 First aid boxes must be accessible at
all times.
...
You must report all accidents & injuries to
your Supervisor and record it in the
Accident Book
The Accident Book must be a...
Red: Prohibition
Blue: Mandatory
Green: Information
Yellow: Warning
Remember it is a legal requirement to obey all safety ...
All Members of staff must maintain
the highest standards of personal
hygiene
To prevent infection & disease they
must wash...
 Employers have basic duties concerning the provision & use of Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) at work by meeting the...
The main requirement of the PPE at Work Regulations 1992 is that:
‘PPE is to be supplied & used at work wherever there are...
Manual Handling
1.Stop & Think
2.Position Feet
3.Bend Knees
4.Get a firm Grip
5.Keep Back Straight
6.Raise with the Legs
7...
 Before handling any chemicals read
and observe the label the (COSHH)
assessment provided and completed
by your employer....
For more Information,
Advice & Guidance
or to contact us about Traineeships or Apprenticeships
Call: 0121 707 0550
E-mail:...
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Employability & Personal Development - Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace will give you an understanding of your rights and responsibilities in the work place.

If you would like to know more about pathway group training/pre-employment training please call us on: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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Employability & Personal Development - Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace

  1. 1. Employability & Personal Development Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace
  2. 2. Aims & Objectives To:  Understand that employees have rights.  Understand that employees have responsibilities.  Understand why Health & Safety rules are important. At the end of the training you will be expected to:  Describe your own responsibilities  Explain & follow emergency procedures.  Explain how you can contribute to keeping colleagues & customers safe & healthy.  Contribute to a Risk Assessment Task
  3. 3.  All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their Health & Safety are properly controlled.  Health & Safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or becoming ill through work.  Your employer is responsible for Health & Safety, but you must help. Rights & Responsibilities
  4. 4.  All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their Health & Safety are properly controlled. (Under Health & Safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers).  Workers have a duty to take care of their own Health & Safety & that of others who may be their actions at work.  Workers must co-operate with employers & co-workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements.  As a worker, if you have specific queries or concerns relating to Health & Safety in your workplace: Talk to your employer/ Manager/Supervisor or a Health & Safety representative. Rights & Responsibilities The Law
  5. 5.  Safe & Secure Workplace Policies.  Contract of Employment.  Equality & Diversity Procedures.  Equal Opportunities Procedures.  Data Protection Procedures.  Specific Workplace Procedures. Rights & Responsibilities The Law & How it is Enforced
  6. 6. 1. Follow the training you have received when using any work items your employer has given you. 2. Take reasonable care of your own & other people’s Health & Safety. 3. Co-operate with your employer on Health & Safety. 4. Tell someone (your employer, Supervisor, Manager or Health & Safety representative) if you think the work or inadequate precautions are putting anyone’s Health & Safety at serious risk. Your Responsibilities
  7. 7. 1. List a range of employee rights & responsibilities. 2. Give examples of how employee rights & responsibilities are protected by law. 3. Explain why it is important to keep some information confidential. Use these site to help you: www.hse.gov.uk. www.gov.uk www.direct.gov.uk. Activity #1
  8. 8.  A Risk Assessment is an important step in protecting workers & the business, as well as complying with the Law.  The Law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but your are required to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’.  A Risk Assessment is a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people. Risk Assessments
  9. 9. 1. Identify the hazard. 2. Decide who might be harmed & how. 3. Evaluate the risks & decide on precautions. 4. Record your findings & implement them. 5. Review your assessment & update if necessary. 5 Steps to Risk Assessments
  10. 10.  A HAZARD is ANYTHING that may cause harm, such as chemicals, electricity, working from ladders, & open drawer etc.  The RISK is the chance (high or low) that somebody could be harmed by these & other hazards, together with an indication of how serious the harm could be Risks & Hazards
  11. 11. Working at Height “Falls from heights are known to cause a large number of workplace fatalities each year.” The following slides show the regulations for safe working practises:
  12. 12.  Avoid: Working at heights if you don't need to work above ground.  Prevent: Falls if working at height cannot be avoided. Equipment will be provided by your employer, it is important that you are given and follow the training given on this equipment.  Minimise: The distance to fall or the consequences of the fall; your employer will put safe systems of work in place for you to follow Working at Height
  13. 13. Reporting Incidents & Accidents at work What Must I Report?  Deaths  Injuries  Occupational Diseases  Dangerous Occurrences  Gas Incidents
  14. 14. RIDDOR is the law that requires employers, & other people who are in control of work premises, to report & keep records of:  Work Related Deaths.  Serious Injuries.  Cases of Diagnosed Industrial Diseases.  Certain ‘Dangerous Occurrences’ (Near Misses).  Gas Incidents. N.B There are also special requirements for Gas Incidents RIDDOR Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
  15. 15. If you use Display Screen Equipment it is important that your workstation is set up correctly to the following standards:  350-600mm (700 max) away from the screen.  Eyes level with the screen.  Fully adjustable seating.  Wrist supports, Stable base.  Approximately 900.  Thigh clearance, foot rest if required.  Document holder. Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
  16. 16. The fatality rate from electric shock injuries is high particularly where water is involved. To prevent this make sure that:  All equipment and electrical cables are inspected regularly by a competent person.  If a plug socket gets hot there is something wrong don’t use it & report it.  Never attempt electrical repairs.  Never over load sockets.  Switch non essential equipment off when not in use. Electricity
  17. 17.  Switch off all non-essential equipment when not in use.  Keep all flammable substances away from heat sources.  Keep escape routes clear.  Ensure fire doors are closed.  Don't allow rubbish to mount up.  Never fool around or miss use equipment.  Never tackle a fire unless you are trained in the correct procedures.  Ensure you know your emergency fire procedures. Fire Prevention
  18. 18. Water: Used on wood, paper & fabrics. Foam: Used on general & flammable liquids. Powder: Used on general & plastics. CO2: Used on electrical fires. Wet Chemical: Used on cooking oil & fat fires. Fire Blanket: Used on oils, fats, smothering flames (starvation of oxygen). Fire Extinguisher Uses
  19. 19. The purpose of First Aid is to prevent illness or injuries getting worse until medical help arrives:  Don’t become a casualty yourself assess the situation calmly.  Act quickly and confidently don’t panic.  Don’t move an injured person unless injury or death is likely.  Get help quickly. First Aid
  20. 20. Responsibilities:  Get to know where the first aid boxes are located.  First aid boxes must be accessible at all times.  Report any missing items to your supervisor. Typical contents of a first aid box include:  Plasters.  Sterile Dressings.  Safety Pins.  Sterile Eye Wash. First Aid
  21. 21. You must report all accidents & injuries to your Supervisor and record it in the Accident Book The Accident Book must be available at all times. The most common causes of accidents are:  Machinery  Trips  Lifting  Slips  Falls  Sharps  Vehicles  Messing Around Accidents & Injuries
  22. 22. Red: Prohibition Blue: Mandatory Green: Information Yellow: Warning Remember it is a legal requirement to obey all safety signs. The employer must ensure that the workplace meets legal requirements. But, remember to report any workplace defects. Safety Signs
  23. 23. All Members of staff must maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene To prevent infection & disease they must wash their hands at the appropriate times. Activity #2 List the appropriate times to wash your hands. Personal Hygiene
  24. 24.  Employers have basic duties concerning the provision & use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work by meeting the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.  PPE is defined in the Regulations as ‘all equipment (including, clothing affording protection against the weather) which is intended to be worn, or held by a person at work, & which protects them against one or more risks to their health or safety’,  e. g Safety Helmets, Gloves, Eye Protection, High-visibility Clothing, Safety Footwear & Safety Harnesses. What is PPE: Protective Personal Equipment
  25. 25. The main requirement of the PPE at Work Regulations 1992 is that: ‘PPE is to be supplied & used at work wherever there are risks to Health & Safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways’ The Regulations also require that PPE is:  Properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable.  Maintained & stored properly.  Provided with instructions on how to use it safely.  Used correctly by employees. PPE Regulation Requirements
  26. 26. Manual Handling 1.Stop & Think 2.Position Feet 3.Bend Knees 4.Get a firm Grip 5.Keep Back Straight 6.Raise with the Legs 7.Keep the Load Close to the Body
  27. 27.  Before handling any chemicals read and observe the label the (COSHH) assessment provided and completed by your employer.  Always use safe working practises.  Always dispose of excess chemicals safely.  Use the right chemical for the right job on the right surface in the right way.  Never use chemicals until you have been trained in their use and the use of PPE. COSHH: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  28. 28. For more Information, Advice & Guidance or to contact us about Traineeships or Apprenticeships Call: 0121 707 0550 E-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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