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  1. Corporate Health and Safety Induction Left click as you finish reading each slide to progress through the show. Move the mouse so that a hand appears over the words in the box where shown then click to read further information. If you need any assistance with this presentation please contact 01922 653521

  2. Programme Managing Emergencies Controlling Hazards Safety at Work Knowing the Law Accident Investigation Risk Assessment

  3. Health and Safety Law Click here for more information

  4. Law • Civil Law :It is an employer’s duty to provide a reasonable standard of care Court Action:If reasonable care is not taken and an employee is hurt at work then they may sue forcompensation • Criminal Law: It is the duty of all at work to comply with Acts of Parliament and Regulations Court Action:If acts or regulations are not complied with then prosecution may follow Click here for more information

  5. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Provides a framework for Promotion stimulation encouragement of high standards of occupational health and safety It is an Umbrella Act which allows other laws to be put in place Click here for more information

  6. Health and Safety at Work Act • Sets Responsibilities for: • Employers • Employees • Self Employed • Manufactures & suppliers • General duty of employer to ensure Health • and Safety of people at work

  7. Safe Access Safe Egress Information, Instruction & training Employers Duties: To Provide Supervision Safe Working Environment Safe Place of Work Safe Storage, Use, Transport & Handling

  8. Employees Responsibilities • Consider your own health and safety • Consider how others may be affected • by your actions • Co-operate with employer • Follow instructions • Do not tamper with anything provided • in the interests of health & safety

  9. Who enforces? HSE Inspectors Environmental Health Officers Fire OfficersWhat are the Penalities? Magistrates Court : up to £20,000 fine Crown Court : unlimited fine up to 2 years imprisonment Law Click here for more Information

  10. The following slides will look at some of the common hazards that you may come across in the workplace. There may be other ones that are specific to the Job that you do, you should cover these with your manager. There is more information on many of these topics on our health and safety intranet site and on leaflets from the HSE (www.HSE.gov.uk) Firstly you will need to understand some of the key terms used

  11. Key Definitions: Hazard Anything having potential to cause harm Risk Likelihood of hazard causing actual harm Control measures Items or actions to remove the hazards or reduce the risk HazardandRisk

  12. COMMON HAZARDS

  13. The main piece of fire legislation is: Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 FIRE Click here for more Information

  14. Thefire triangle Three elements have to be present in order for a fire to start oxygen fuel heat

  15. Sparks Flames Heating appliances Smoking materials Blowtorch Electrical equipment Computer equipment Ventilation blockages Sourcesof Heat

  16. SourcesofFuel Paper and cardboard Plastics Wood Packaging Paints, thinners and other flammable substances Gases such as acetylene Furnishing Clothing

  17. SourcesofOxygen • Naturally a component of air • Enriched atmospheres • Medical, welding, oxygen storage • Situations where oxygen/air is more difficult to control • Outdoors • Automatic ventilation systems • Open doors or windows

  18. How is Fire Caused Arson Electrical equipment / wiring faults Smoking Tools with naked flames Flammable liquids and gas Explosions Hot substances Waste

  19. Main Effects of Fire Burns Smoke Toxic Fumes Loss of Consciousness Suffocation Possible death Property Collapse

  20. Action in Case of Fire • On hearing the fire alarm • Evacuate the premise by your • designated evacuation route • Go to the assembly point and • await further instruction

  21. Action on Discovering a fire • Raise the fire alarm • Evacuate the building by your • designated route • Go to your assembly point and • await further instruction • You should only attempt to fight • the fire if you have been trained • to do so and feel able to do so • Most important action is to • raise the alarm and evacuate the building

  22. Fire Extinguishers For more information on fire extinguishers please refer to the fire extinguisher training package also available on the SHAW intranet site

  23. STRESS

  24. Stress What is stress? Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them

  25. How can Prolonged Stress Affect Me ? Physical Effects- heart disease- back pain, gastrointestinal disturbances and various minor illnesses Psychological Effects- anxiety and depression

  26. What Your Manager Can Do Identify the Risk Take Action What You Can Do Talk to your employer Support your colleagues Speak to your GP Talk to your manager about altering your job Use Employee Assistance Programme Click here for more Information

  27. COMPUTERS

  28. Click here for more Information Computers • What Are the Risks • - Work Related Upper Limb Disorders, • - Headaches, Electrical hazards • Controls • - Layout, workbreaks, eyetests, chair • Law • - Health & Safety (Display Screen • Equipment) Regulations 1992 • Requires Risk Assessment

  29. Computers Click here to play movie clip If you have problems viewing the movie clip please contact ISS When the clip finishes, close the media player By clicking on the x in the top right

  30. MANUAL HANDLING

  31. Manual Handling Click here for more Information • What are the Risks • Injury to body, mainly back, not usually due to a • single incident • Risks will depend on Task, Load, Individual, • environment and frequency of task Part of body injured

  32. Manual Handling • The main piece of Manual Handling • legislation is: • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 which requires Risk Assessment

  33. Manual Handling Click here for more information Action to take Manual Handling Assessors to conduct a risk assessment – identify problem areas and suggest controls Possible Controls:- Change Task, Reduce weight, provide handling equipment

  34. Manual Handling What Can You Do? Assess weight of each load you lift Follow instructions Ask for help Wear any necessary PPE

  35. Manual Handling When Lifting • Plan your lift • Always use correct technique even if lifting a small item • Hold object close to you • Pay attention to your clothing

  36. SUBSTANCES

  37. Substances • The hazard will depend on: • Routes of Entry into the body, the toxicity, • the amount • The Risk can be acute or chronic. Click here for more information

  38. Substances • Control • - Substitute less toxic • - Ventilation • - PPE • Law • - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health • Regulations 2002 • - Requires Risk Assessment Click here for more information

  39. Substances Click here to play movie clip If you have problems viewing this movie clip please contact ISS When the clip finishes, close the media player By clicking on the x in the top right

  40. WORK EQUIPMENT

  41. Work Equipment Anything from a ladder to a hammer, a photocopier to a lathe that is used at work Select right equipment Safe use Regular inspection & maintenance Training Click here for more information

  42. Work Equipment Machinery hazards Dangers Traps Entanglement Contact Ejection Impact Electrical and other hazards

  43. Typical Guards Click here for more Information

  44. Work equipment law The main pieces of legislation relating to work equipment are: Provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER) Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations (LOLER)

  45. ELECTRICITY

  46. Electricity • What are the Risks • shock, burns, consequential injuries • Controls - regular checks on equipment • Competent person: PAT tests • User checks : Flex, plug, socket or flex outlet, operation • check, suitable for the task ? • Faults - switch off, label & report • Law - Electricity at Work Regs 1989 Click here for more information

  47. NOISE

  48. Noise Defined as Unwanted Sound – if you have to shout to be heard by someone 2 metres away there may be a problem Continual exposure to high levels of noise may result in long term hearing loss Under the Noise at Work Regulation there are lower and upper exposure values that the employer needs to comply with Click here for more Information

  49. Noise CONTROL MEASURES – some of the ways in which employees can be protected from the effects of noise Equipment Purchase i.e. quieter machines Noise Survey to be undertaken by a competent person Remove the noise source / remove the person from the noise Provide PPE for example ear plugs or ear defenders

  50. ASBESTOS