Experience Engineering Building Electricity high voltage Ground maintenance Asbestos management Representing business in High Court Negotiation with trade unions
Topic’s Covered Insurance:- Employer’s Liability, Public Liability, Personal Accident (county&city). Health and Safety Working time directive. Out of county checks. First time – self found checks. Casual health and safety assessors. Comments made to assessors.
Health and Safety Assessors Paul Clifford NEBOSH Ken Hannaford-Mason CMIOSH Bob Horton MIOSH
Self Found and First Time Visit Eight weeks notice required Name of student Contact, telephone number, address including postcode (for location purposes) Fax information to office or preferred
Out of County Checks These are currently provided by the network £30. Some organisations charge £6 for database check and £50 for a visit plus mileage Most require one month notice for visit Some organisations require three months Difficult to arrange May onwards
Extended Placements Contact must be maintained by the school with the student by:- Visits to the Placement Discussions with the supervisor Discussions with the student at school Records of visits to the placement Risk assessment of the student
Comments From Businesses Still getting several requests from different schools for insurance details that have already been supplied. Getting requests for each student from same school
Health and Safety Not an option From the cradle to the grave
Significant Legislation Management of Health and Safety P.U.W.E.R Personal Protective Equipment Manual Handling Display Screen Work Place Directive C.O.S.H.H Health & Work act 1974 G.D.M Construction Design Management
Insurance Employer’s liability. Legal requirement for most employers. Certificate must be displayed in a prominent position. Failure to have insurance: fines of £2,000 per day. Public liability Covers damage to public property and others (persons not in employment of the business) Personal injuries :- all not insurable incidents
Working Time Directive EEC Young Persons Prohibits work before 07:00 am and after 07:00 pm unless a shift system is used. The student can then work up to 10:00 pm and in certain circumstances 11:00 pm. Working day about 8 hours plus breaks. A lunch break of at least 30 minutes should be taken.
Health, Safety and Welfare Checklist Registration:- HSE/EH Fine of £500. Health & Safety policy:- more than 5 workers. Mandatory assessments:- management of health and safety. First aid:- depends upon risk and size. Accident book:- some means of recording. Fire risk assessments :- all businesses.
Health,Safety and Welfare Checklist Risk assessment is part of the culture of the business and identifies tasks that are not suitable for “young persons.” Like:- lifting of heavy loads, using certain substances, prohibited areas, dangerous machines..
Check List for placement checks Use by persons visiting students Report any concerns to the Partnership
Health Problems Certain substances could cause an asthmatic attack:- isocynates, solvents & dust Skin problems:- dust, solvents, certain chemicals, oils, greases, water
Induction One to one (about one hour) high risk Could be done by each section Following the company H&S policy Part of an influx of new workers Given the health & safety manual to read
Items Covered by the Induction Company rules Smoking policy Hours of work Rest breaks Prohibited areas Prohibited processes Theft policy Evacuation Supervision Reporting procedures Leaving early Personal protective equipment Common hazards First aid and accident reporting Use of telephones
Supervision Named supervisor Deputy supervisor How will the student be supervised?
Young Persons Risk Assessment Psychological Factors Inexperience Immaturity Awareness of existing or potential risk Physiological Factors P.P.E (does it fit) Stature, strength, reach Muscle strength WBV. body vibration High pressure atmospheres Ionising radiation Work pace (keep up with machinery)
Main Indicators to a Suitable Placement Housekeeping Level of supervision Awareness of health and safety Health and safety poster information filled in correctly First aid certificates displayed Quality and EMAS certificates
Prohibited Machines Processes Listed in the dangerous machine regulations (now revoked). Wood working machines:- circular saws, band saws, guillotines, milling machines,certain substances, other machines., driving FLT, tractors, quad bikes. Operating any site Plant (JCB) Working at Heights Working with Lead regulations
Health, Safety and Welfare Checklist Toilet and washing facilities:-number of workers. Canteen and rest areas -type of business. Personal protective clothing (PPE):- must be provided free of charge. Hard hats, gloves, hi-vis jackets, safety glasses, ear muffs, aprons, etc. (Students on work experience may require their own safety footwear).
Health, Safety and Welfare Checklist Lighting -suitable for the task Heating - suitable for the task Ventilation, free from fumes Safety signs Emergencyand fire exits are free from obstruction, and routes clearly indicated.
Use of Power Tools Restricted to :- Battery powered drills and sanders Pneumatic powered drivers and sanders Short Term Use - due to vibration of the limbs!
Power tools prohibited Saws - circular, chain, band Grinders and cutters (brick and concrete) Power shears Guillotine Staplers Nail driver (GUNS) Spraying (concrete) Pneumatic air lines (high pressure)
New Significant Regulations Working at Heights Fire Safety Reform order 2006 Noise at Work Asbestos Regulations 2007 Physical Agents Regulations 2008
Working at Heights Regulations April 2006
Working at Heights Requires any equipment to gain access Or trench work (over 6 inches deep) Risk assessment Training for the use of equipment
Equipment Ladders (Short term duration) Scaffold equipment (Tested and inspected) Towers (training certificated) Cherry Pickers (training certificated) Scissor Lifts (training certificated) Barrier Rails Fall protection systems
LADDERS USE Risk assessment must justify use; Low risk, Short duration, Or Site conditions dictate Follow good practice Suitable for the “Task”