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Health and safety ppe


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Health and safety ppe

  1. 1. Health & Safety in Construction P.P.E Personal Protective Equipment Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  2. 2. Head Protection • Well fitted hard hat • Date ?! Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  3. 3. Some do’s & don’ts 1. Make sure that the hat is adjusted to a snug but not tight fit. 2. Do not write or draw on the hat as this can weaken the protective surface. 3. Check date to see if hat is too old. 4. Do not throw hats around, place them in a clean environment. 5. If you see the blue/white hat sign put your hat on! It’s the LAW! Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  4. 4. Eye Protection • Goggles, not glasses • Lenses always kept clean Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  5. 5. Remember……. Your eyes are a lifeline to work & leisure, try driving your precious car without them! It takes very little to destroy them, a spark, a piece of metal or even cement dust could harm them. Prescription glasses offer NO protection, in fact it could make things worse! Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  6. 6. Ear Protection • Good quality ear muffs Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  7. 7. Protecting your ears and hearing isn’t as obvious protecting your eyes, but the fact that you can’t see the damage does not mean it isn’t happening. Noise levels over 90db for long periods can permanently damage your hearing. Wear good quality ear protectors or “in the ear” type foam plugs. Ear protectors are designed to filter out damaging frequencies but allow you to hear important stuff like “Watch out below!” Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  8. 8. Lung Protection • Good quality, fitting mask Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  9. 9. Let’s take a look at respiratory equipment…… As your eyes are to work & leisure, the lungs are your most fundamental connection to life itself. Protect them from:  WOOD DUST ASBESTOS DUST PAINT/VARNISH/GLUE FUMES And remember, if it smells bad it probably is bad for your lungs. Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  10. 10. WOOD DUST • Wood dust is organic/vegetable matter and should be prevented from entering the body at all costs. Once inside, the potential for harm is enormous. Cancer, lung infections being the most obvious. • Oak dust can cause throat cancer and the glues in particle boards can be a serious threat to health. • Asthma & migraine can be triggered by fine dust found in woods like IROKO. Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  11. 11. Manual Lifting and Handling Do you want to put your back out?……… No? Then lift it like this……… Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  12. 12. Hoists and cranes Make sure area is clear Learn the new hand signals for moving on site Hats, boots and gloves ! Remember! It’s a team effort that will get it right Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  13. 13. Do you want to end up like this ? Of course you don’t, so make sure the ladder is safe and is rated for the load you want to carry. Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  14. 14. Hand Protection • Suitable gloves for the appropriate job • Hands are clean before eating • Barrier creams Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  15. 15. Foot Protection • Good quality, sturdy boots – steel capped • Always keep clean and polished • Oil-resistant soles Copyright © Andy Price 2007
  16. 16. What to do in the case of an accident • • • • • Work address First Aider Calling for assistance Accident book Stay calm, don’t panic
  17. 17. Do you know why you need this information ?  If you need to direct emergency services.  the first aider will know what to do next  you might need to stay with the injured person while someone else calls for help Proof that might be needed later on if a claim is made. You can make important decisions better.
  18. 18. Stop Think Act Review