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1 © Imperial College LondonPage 1 Health and Safety at Work - your legal obligations Dr Ann Maconnachie Departmental Safety Officer

2 © Imperial College LondonPage 2 Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

3 © Imperial College LondonPage 3 Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 The Act imposes general duties on employers to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work, and protect others against risks arising from the work activity.

4 © Imperial College LondonPage 4 Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 Section 2(1) of the Act makes it the duty of every employer to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. This includes: provision & maintenance of plant and systems of work that are safe and without risks Information, instruction and training

5 © Imperial College LondonPage 5 Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 Section 3(1) of the Act makes it the duty of every employer to conduct their undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in his employment who may be affected thereby are not exposed to risks to their health or safety

6 © Imperial College LondonPage 6 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 (M.H.S.W.) These regulations set out broad general duties aimed at improving health and safety management The regulations cover risk assessment health and safety arrangements health surveillance procedures for serious and imminent danger capabilities and training

7 © Imperial College LondonPage 7 Duties of Employees To take reasonable care of the health and safety of him/herself and of others who may be affected by his or her actions or omissions at work To co-operate with the employer

8 © Imperial College LondonPage 8 Duties of Employees IN ADDITION (M.H.S.W.) They must use any machinery, dangerous substances and safety devices in accordance with any instructions and training They must inform their employer of any serious or imminent danger to health and safety

9 © Imperial College LondonPage 9 Duty of Everyone It is an offence for anyone to intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety

10 © Imperial College LondonPage 10 Duties of All Members of Imperial College At Imperial College we are committed to giving health and safety the highest priority in all of our activities. We expect staff, students, visitors, contractors and other employers who work at Imperial College to share this commitment by complying with our policies and, where appropriate, our procedures and to understand that they too have legal and moral obligations to themselves and to one another. (Extract from the Colleges Health & Safety Policy Statement)

11 © Imperial College LondonPage 11 Specific Requirements for Employees and Students in the Department of Chemical Engineering Attend appropriate Safety Events Read the Colleges Health & Safety Policy Statement, and the Departmental Safety Policy Report all accidents and dangerous occurrences Ensure that all experimental work is registered and that appropriate risk assessments have been carried out

12 © Imperial College LondonPage 12 Specific Requirements for Employees and Students in the Department of Chemical Engineering Wear protective clothing when instructed to do so Know the procedures to be followed in the case of fire Know how to find a first-aider

13 © Imperial College LondonPage 13 Chemical Engineering staff with Specific Duties Fire Control & First Aid Laser Safety Supervisor Radiation Protection Supervisor Biological Safety Officer DSE Assessor Manual Handling Assessor Risk Assessments Mr. Pim Amrit Dr. Fred Carleton Mr. Pim Amrit Dr. Sakis Mantalaris Dr. Ann Maconnachie

14 © Imperial College LondonPage 14 Safety Department and Occupational Health Safety Department – level 5, Sherfield College Safety Director: Mr. Ian Gillett Occupational Health – Callendar Road Director of Occupational Health: Dr. Alan Swann Occupational Health Adviser (for Chemical Engineering): Claire OBrien

15 © Imperial College LondonPage 15 Welfare People you can turn to for help and advice in the Chemical Engineering Department –Senior Tutor: Professor Geoff Kelsall –Postgraduate Tutor: Professor George Jackson –Disabilities Officer: Dr Ann Maconnachie

16 © Imperial College LondonPage 16 Welfare Those who can help you outside the department –Student Counsellors –Care First (for staff only) –Health Centre –Nightline –College Tutors –College Disabilities Officer –Academic Registrar

17 © Imperial College LondonPage 17 IF IN DOUBT ASK Dr Ann Maconnachie Mr Pim Amrit Room: Bone 323 Tel. no.: Room: Bone 321 Tel. no.: 45600

18 © Imperial College LondonPage 18 IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL AND INFORM Dr Maconnachie or Mr Amrit as soon as possible


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