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1Thermal Process and Mild Steel Pipework Module 1:Thermal Process and Mild Steel PipeworkUnit 1 – InductionDuration – 9 Hours
2In unit 1 we learn how to:State the attendance, safety, and fire drill procedures for the training centre.Identify hazards associated with various types of plumbing operations.Identify fire extinguishers suitable for various types of fire.
3Key Learning Points Rk Training centre rules and regulations. Rk Code of behaviour, disciplinary procedures.Rk Use of time clock/clock card, timekeeping, hours of attendance.Rk Rates of pay, travel and accommodation allowance.Rk Safety awareness.Rk Accident procedures.Rk Fire drill, evacuation assembly points.Rk Personal protection equipment.Rk Prevention of dermatitis, eye injury, injury to feet and H hands, damage to lungs/ears, electric shock, fatigue/stress.Rk Hygiene, health and welfare.Rk Apprentice toolkit, care of tools.P Good working practices.Rk Requirements of the safety statement.Rk Structure and objectives of Phase 2 Plumbing apprenticeship.Rk Phase 2 assessment procedure.Rk Responsibility for learning.
4Team Up for SafetyEveryone on site has a responsibility to make work safe. The law is here to protect you. Your employer must ensure your safety. He must have a written Safety Statement outlining safeguards on the site. But safety is a two way thing; you also have to look after yourself.
5Did You Know?If you take chances, chances are you’ll loose. Don’t let anyone talk you into being stupid.Your employer is obliged by law to plan and cost every job so as to include proper safety measures.Your employer has to tell you:the dangers of the jobthe safety precautions you’ll need to takeabout the safety equipment/clothing you are given to useand has to:give necessary training to keep you safesupervise the work properly
6A Few Hard Facts The first week on the site is the most dangerous Accidents are more frequent at the end of the daySmall building jobs are the most riskySafety helmets and equipment do prevent injury and deathMost light weight shoes – such as trainers or runners aren’t suitable on site
7First Things First: Site Access and Maintenance Half the accidents that happen on sites are very simple; people slip, trip or fall. So check to make sure that:Everyone can move around safelyRoads, gangways, hoists, passageways and staircases are kept clear and safeMaterials are stored safelyRubbish is put in its place – skips or binsNails are removed or hammered inOpenings are fenced off and there are barriers to stop falls
9A Head for HeightsBe smart enough to take precautions. Working at heights is the most dangerous job – be VERY CAREFUL.Apply these commonsense rules:Using ladders or scaffolding without proper fixing is crazy. Don’t take the riskPutting up scaffolding – and taking it down again – is a job for experienced scaffolders. Leave it to themNever use scaffolding that’s incompleteMake sure there are hand rails and toe boards
10A Head for Heights No Guard Rails and Toe Boards Ready to Topple Don’t Do This
11Lethal Ladders Ladders kill a lot of people. Make sure the ladder is: Right for the job. Would scaffolding be better?In good shapeSecured near the topOn a firm base and footingRising at least 1metre beyond the landing place, OR that there is a proper hand holdAlways have a firm grip on the ladder and keep a good balance
12Lethal LaddersNever attempt any of the following:
14The Roof: A Risky Place to Be One in five deaths on sites arise from roof work.Always inspect a roof before you walk on itYou must have protection to stop you from falling off the edgeYou have to use proper roofing ladders/crawling boards on sloping or fragile roofsIf there are others working underneath the roof, make sure debris can’t fall on themRemember: a walk along a fragile roof could be your last
15Excavation WorkIf you want to avoid being buried alive you’ll apply these rules:All excavations deeper than 1.25 metres MUST be shored or battered. That’s the law.Excavations deeper than 2 metres MUST have a guard rail or barrierVehicles working too close to the sides of the trench or rubble piled on the sides may cause collapseVehicles tipping into the excavations must use stop blocksMake sure the excavation is inspected dailyMake sure you know where any underground pipes and cables are before you hit them
17TransportSite vehicles must only be driven by a person competent and authorised to do so.
18TransportAll vehicles should work properly. Ensure the steering and brakes are okayGet help when reversingSwitch off engine, remove keys and starting handle when leaving a vehicleNever carry anybody on a vehicle not designed for passengersREMEMBER sloping sites are inclined to kill – take extra care.
19CranesAvoid, if possible, walking under or too close to a raised load.The crane itself must only be operated by someone who is fully trained and is over eighteenIt must be inspected each week and regularly examined by a competent personThe weight of the load must be carefully estimatedThe crane must be fitted with an automatic safe load indicator (one that works)The crane must always work on a hard, level baseThe load must be properly fixed and securedThe Banksman must be trained to give clear signalsNEVER, NEVER be carried with a load
20CranesA wire rope must not be used when more than five per cent (one in twenty) of the wires can be seen to be broken in any ten diameter length.
21CranesAll loads, irrespective of shape or size, should be slung so that their centre of gravity falls immediately below the crane hook. Slings may need to be of different lengths to achieve proper balanceCentre of Gravity
22Electricity: A Killer when Misused on Site Electrical accidents, many of which are fatal, are often caused by contact with:Underground or overhead power linesUnsuitable or badly maintained equipmentBad connections to the supply
23Handling Electricity on Site Treat electricity with respectCheck constantly that cables are not damaged or wornKeep trailing cables off the ground and away from waterNever overload or use makeshift plugs and fusesFor mains voltage, screened cables must be used and circuits must be protected by proper circuit breakers
24Handling Electricity on Site Watch out for High WiresNever use Makeshift Plugs
25Portable Power Tools – Portable Power Danger Always use the right tool for the job and don’t make do with a defective toolCheck all tools before use (ensure they are properly earthed)Don’t adjust power tools unless the supply is disconnectedAlways be careful of angle grinders and power saws and check suitable guards are fitted and usedThey must operate at a reduced voltage (110V)
26Portable Power Tools – Portable Power Danger CARTRIDGE OPERATED TOOLSAlways follow the manufacture’s instructionsKeep in a secure place when not in useIf working on hard material wear goggles
27How to Handle Platform Hoists A hoist must be protected by an enclosure and fitted with access gates where required. The law says it must be inspected once a week and thoroughly checked out by a qualified person every six months.When using a hoist, NEVER:Do so without authorisationOverload beyond the safe working load (S.W.L.)Ride on the platformMess around with the mechanisms
28Goods Hoist Landing Gates Hoist Enclosure Hoist Mast Tied into BuildingHoist Operated From One Position Only, Giving Driver Unobstructed View.
29Lifting by Hand can Damage Your Back Lifting weights that are too heavy for you, or just lifting weights the wrong way, can result in permanent back damage.To avoid back damage:Get a good grip, keep the load close to your bodyKeep the back straightBend your knees, lift your leg muscles not your backIf it’s too heavy, get help
31Watch Your Health There are many causes of ill health in construction: DUST - plaster and mineral fibres cause chest problemsPAINTS - there are many different types ranging from harmless to toxicGLUES - cause chest problemsWELDING - causes eye damage “arc eye” and chest problems from fumes
32Dangerous Chemicals Read all instructions carefully Only handle if the correct safeguards are in placeMake sure you use only in well-ventilated areas otherwise you will have to use breathing equipmentAlways wear the right protective clothingASBESTOS is deadly. The law requires strict precautions to be taken.CEMENT can severely damage your skin, causing a disease called dermatitis. You must have proper washing facilities and suitable gloves if you are handling cement.
33Protecting Your Hearing If the noise is loud enough to prevent you hearing normal conversation, the noise level is dangerously high and you could, in time, go deaf.Equipment should be fitted with silencersWear ear defenders, when noise is unavoidable
34Welfare and First Aid One every site: There should be proper toilets Washing facilities must be providedThere should be a place where you can eat in comfortThere should be a well-maintained first aid boxThere should be someone who knows about first aidAll accidents should be reported and recordedEVERYONE should know where the nearest phone is so they can call an ambulance (999) in an emergency
35Fire Make sure you know where the fire fighting equipment is kept Make sure you know how to use itAlways obey no smoking signs – there may be flammable liquidsKnow how to call the Fire Brigade
36Protective Clothing The employer must provide this and maintain it You must wear itSafety helmets must be worn on all construction sitesHard-toed footwear should be wornGoggles, ear defenders and gloves may be necessaryIt is up to you to report any loss or damage to the protective clothing provided.
37You, Your Safety and the Law EMPLOYERS must provide a safe and healthy work placeDESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS must ensure that equipment and substances for use in the work place are safe to use and that full information about them is made available to the people who use themEMPLOYEES are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others affected by their workIf your work is not safe:Speak immediately to your supervisorThe safety representative or trade union representativeIf there is no action:Call the Health and Safety Authority