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2 Health and Safety Training Level One Website:Iris /My Corporate/Health and Safety CoP’s /generic risk assessments/ health and safety handbook/electronic accident reporting

3 Health and Safety Team Manager: Robin Pringle Health and Safety Advisers: Margaret Husein x74000 Sarah Jolly x72485 Michael Hancock x75966

4 3 Health and Safety at Work To safeguard employees at work and others, such as clients, visitors and contractors, who are affected by work activities.

5 4 Ill Health /Accidents Costs to RBC Cost to society £14 billion p.a. Annually 171 fatalities; 115,000 RIDDOR 1.2 million work related illness

6 5 New Staff Susceptible to Accidents Inexperience Unfamiliar surroundings Not able to recognise unsafe acts/situations Don’t want to ask questions

7 6 Your Induction Training What to do in an emergency Fire safety First aid Reporting accidents Electrical safety Manual handling Personal safety Hazardous substances etc, etc

8 7 Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Everyone has legal responsibilities Employers, employees, the self employed, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, installers and people in control of work premises

9 8 Employers Responsibilities Health, safety and welfare of employees Safe equipment and work systems Safe use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances (e.g.chemicals) Information, instruction, training and supervision Safe place of work and safe access and egress Maintain safe workplaces with adequate welfare facilities …..So far as is reasonably practicable

10 9 Health and Safety Regulations Consult and communicate with employees Arrangements for planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of H&S Risk assessments Appoint competent person(s) to assist in H&S Emergency procedures

11 10 Employees duties Take reasonable care of own, and others, H&S at work Co-operate with employer in H&S matters Not misuse or tamper with anything provided for health, safety, or welfare

12 11 Accidents Unplanned, uncontrolled event with the potential to cause injury, damage or other loss.

13 12 Reporting All accidents Incidents, Near-misses Violence or threats Verbal abuse Must be reported to your manager for investigation H&S online reporting or RBC yellow accident book (OR minor accident report forms e.g.schools)

14 13 Factors contributing to accidents Structure of building Equipment Housekeeping Alcohol/drugs Rushing Working while ill/tired Lighting or ventilation Lack of information, instruction, supervision or training Dangerous work practices Not wearing PPE Ignoring rules Distractions Practical jokes

15 14 Accidents are preventable! Learn from accident statistics. Examine workplace and activities to spot hazards. Improving safety controls Monitoring and review RISK ASSESSMENT is the key to reducing accidents

16 15 Risk Assessment What could go wrong? How to prevent problems? Legal requirement. Covers all areas, all jobs all tools & equipment

17 16 Hazard – potential to cause harm P eople E quipment E nvironment M aterials A ctivities

18 17 Risk Assessment Process Identify hazards Who is at risk? Evaluate risk - severity, frequency, likelihood Control Measures Review

19 18 Summary Prevent accidents/ill health Encourages managers to assess and control the situation before accidents/ill health occur Improves efficiency, reputation and can lead to financial savings

20 19 33 Codes of Practice Loneworking Manual Handling COSHH Driving for Work Asbestos Health and Safety in Offices Working at Height Display Screen Equipment –Etc, etc, etc …..

21 20 Do you know? Relevant Codes of Practice (CoP) Risk assessments Local Safety Practices (LSP)

22 21 Employee Well Being Stress from excessive demands/pressures Different pressures affect people in different ways. Your ability to cope with pressure will depend on many factors

23 22 Promoting Wellbeing Your health, safety and welfare at work includes your mental health. Wellbeing policy to promote a healthy organisation If you are suffering from stress in the workplace, you must tell your manager. Training

24 23 Hazards that could cause both acute and chronic injury, illness and disease. Innoculations Health monitoring Referrals via manager Occupational Health

25 24 Tell your manager Any health issues/medication that might affect your work or put others at risk New and expectant mothers

26 25 Confidentiality Personal and medical information Data Protection Policy and Procedures

27 26 Safety in the Workplace While employers have specific responsibilities for buildings, everyone has a duty to keep the workplace in a safe condition. Report hazards!

28 27 Ergonomics Relationship between people, equipment and their environment.

29 28 Problems Health problems, particularly upper limb disorders, may result from: Repetitive movements. Lack of space Poor posture Inadequate rest periods. Poor design of equipment/space Applied force

30 29 Display Screen Equipment Use a computer Must have a DSE assessment

31 30 Manual Handling One-third of reportable accidents to HSE. If you have to do it do it right!!

32 31 Golden Rules Avoid, assess, reduce review Load close Stable base Spine in line Risk assessments and LSP’s may be needed

33 32 Manual Handling Training If you have to manual handle you have to be trained! Client Manual Handling Initial course (1day) Annual refresher (1/2 day)

34 33 Electricity Take action Damage overheating, burning smells or blackened sockets Frequently blown fuses/tripped circuit breakers Loose wires Electrical shocks Ensure equipment is placed out of action until fixed!

35 34 Faults Take action Damage overheating, burning smells or blackened sockets Frequently blown fuses/tripped circuit breakers Loose wires Electrical shocks Ensure equipment is placed out of action until fixed!

36 35 Do’s and Don’ts Switch off before insert/unplug Never pull the lead Keep water and electricity apart (especially wet hands) Check equipment before use Only use equipment if you’ve been trained and authorised Don’t overload Use safety devices e.g. RCDs/ circuit breakers Qualified electricians for inspections and repair

37 36 Fire Prevention FUELOXYGEN HEAT

38 37 Causes of Fire –Arson –Sparks from electrical equipment or installation –Smoking –Tools or equipment with a naked flame –Gas –Hot liquids, such as fat in fryers –Hot equipment, such as lighting, heating, cooking Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement

39 38 Your responsibilities How to raise the alarm? Your role if alarm sounds? PEEP’s Fire exit routes? Practice evacuations or real fire Never ignore a blocked fire exit!

40 39 Working at Height Work must be planned and organised Workers must be competent Risks assessed and appropriate equipment Fragile surfaces properly controlled Equipment inspected and maintained.

41 40 First Aid Initial help to prevent injury or illness from becoming worse. Appointed Persons First Aiders at Work How do you summons a first aider? Where is nearest first aid box?

42 41 Noise Noise is unwanted sound! Can cause nuisance, stress, hearing loss Noise can interfere with communication / compromise safety. Risk Assessment, noise surveys and health surveillance as appropriate

43 42 Work Equipment Anything from a pen a to a JCB! Most equipment has hazards, e.g. electrical, impact, contact, entanglement, heat… Risk assessment - right tool for the right job used in the right way! Training and authorisation

44 43 Hazardous Substances Liquids e.g. cleaning chemicals Solids - fibre, powder or dust e.g. asbestos Living organisms - bacteria, viruses, fungal spores. Fumes Gases

45 44 All Hazardous Substances must be risk assessed Never: Mix different chemicals together Use or store in unlabelled containers Never use chemicals without training and authorisation Always: Follow risk assessment, safety information Store chemicals in a secure area Don’t eat drink smoke around hazardous substances Wash hands before/after handling chemicals,food or animals Use the correct PPE Report any symptoms of ill health

46 45 Personal Protective Equipment PPE is an essential last resort in where hazards cannot be controlled in other ways. Apron to a safety harness, a Hard hat to high-visibility clothing

47 46 Suitable Adequate protection Fit and be comfortably Compatible with other equipment CE mark. ALSO Dress for your job Dress for the weather Selection of PPE

48 47 Health and Safety Tools Codes of practice (COP’s) Risk Assessment Local Safety Practices (LSP’s) are needed for higher risk areas Accident/incident reporting and thorough investigation. Inspections Health and safety audits 1:1’s, team meetings, appraisals, training Directorate and Corporate H&S meetings

49 48 Summary Positive attitude to H&S Good communication Safe working practices all the time, every time! Think before you act !!

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