Presentation on theme: "Student Placement Health & Safety Briefing Nick Izzard Health & Safety Adviser FAHS, FML & GSA."— Presentation transcript:
Student Placement Health & Safety Briefing Nick Izzard Health & Safety Adviser FAHS, FML & GSA
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAW) EMPLOYERS Employer’s must, as far as reasonably practicable, safeguard the health, safety and welfare of employees.
Sets out commitment to health and safety arrangement in place to ensuring effective health & safety management standards for good health & safety practice Health & Safety Policy
Individual Responsibility Every EMPLOYEE has a duty to: take reasonable care for their own health & safety have consideration for the health & safety of others not to interfere / misuse anything provided for health & safety reasons report any serious risk to health & safety
INDUCTION General Training – relating to the organisation, including values and philosophy as well as structure and history etc. Mandatory Training – relating to health and safety and other essential or legal areas. Job Training – relating to the role that the new starter will be performing.
REMEMBER You can make a difference by reporting health & safety issues… inform your manager or person in charge of the area or contact your department safety co-ordinator
Workshop Hazards Hazardous Substances: Harmful Chemicals, Dust, Bio-hazards, Flammable Gases, Poisonous Gases (Soldering), Explosive Substances Hazardous Equipment: Power Tools, Machinery, Knives and Cutting Equipment Hazardous Environments: Noise, Vibration, Radiation, Magnetic Fields, High / Low Temperature, Fire Hazardous Operations: Working at Height, Manual Handling, Lone Working, Confined Spaces, Hot Work