Presentation on theme: "ELC Graphics Units 1 Health & Safety in the Graphics Technology Room when making a business card Name:"— Presentation transcript:
ELC Graphics Units 1 Health & Safety in the Graphics Technology Room when making a business card Name:
Check list Unit 1 Health and Safety Graphics 1. Take part in a discussion about H & S issues in the work area 2. Identify four areas of hazard on a given diagram 3. Suggest a solution to the hazards 4. Identify four areas of hazard before making a business card 5. Work safely while making a business card 6. Complete the business card 7. Draw up a set of four safety rules for the Graphics Room 8. Design a poster to illustrate one of these rules 9. Take part in an H & S simulation exercise 10. Write about the procedure for one H & S related incident.
Health and Safety, we have talked about health and safety in the Graphics Room. Write down one sentence about what you said I think that ….. Checklist one
Information sheet to help you analyse where the hazards are Injury From Knives, Tools And Parts when working in the graphics and printing room The photo above shows correct use of a craft knife with the user applying gentle pressure away from their body. This is also acceptable. The blade is being gently scraped towards the user's body to remove a seam line. The blade is still facing away from the user's body so that it will not cause injury if it slips. This edge of this blade was longer than needed so masking tape has been wound around the bottom half to reduce the risk of injury. Most modellers probably spend more time with a knife in their hands than any other tool. Here are some important safety tips when using knives: Use only light pressure when cutting, scraping or whittling. This is not only a safety tip, but is good practice. Try to cut away from your body and where this is not practical make sure that you hold the knife and the part you are working on in a firm controlled grip so that it cannot slip. Also consider protecting fingers with a band aid/plaster to prevent minor cuts. Use a sharp blade - ironically the additional pressure applied when using a blunt blade means that any slips are more likely to cause damage. Consider using knives with retractable blades and only expose the minimum amount of blade. For other knives consider wrapping masking tape around part of the blade you are not using. Modelling knives come in different sizes and many can be fitted with a variety of different blades. Make sure you have the right knife and blade for the job and avoid using a knife or blade that is to small for the task as it might break. When not using the knife, put it in a safe place - make a habit of keeping it the same place so you do it automatically. A piece of cork with a slit is useful for protecting the blade when not in use. Dispose of blades safely. At the very least wrap masking tape around the blade and seal it in scrap cardboard. It is often useful to keep the packet that the blades came in for disposal. Work in a good light.