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1 Áine Coady NEBOSH Dip, BA Legal Studies, OFA Instructor
Health and Safety Áine Coady NEBOSH Dip, BA Legal Studies, OFA Instructor

2 The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
Provide a Health and Safety Statement Carry out site specific risk assessments

3 Safety Statement The Hazards identified and Risk Assessed in the workplace The protective and preventative measures taken and the resources provided Emergency plans and procedures Duties of the employees Names of job titles and positions of anyone assigned with safety responsibilities

4 Safety Statement Chemicals Drug and Alcohol policy Security Policy
Personal Protective Equipment First Aid Equipment guidelines Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Dignity at Work Charter

5 Understanding Risk Assessments
Identify hazard Assess the risk Control Measures

6 Risk Assessments Identify the hazards in the workplaces
Assess the risks to safety and health at work presented by these hazards Put control measures in place to reduce the hazard causing harm Monitor and review the hazard and control measures

CONTROL MEASURES Portable Oxygen Cylinder Fire, Explosion, projectile objects, serious personal injury Medium Staff, Patients Members of the public Portable Oxygen Cylinder to be stored in a upright, secure setting where there is no risk of tipping or crashing to the ground. Oxygen tanks are used by applying a regulator, which allows for the release of the gas at a controlled rate. Caution must be applied when changing this regulator (dangerous projectile objects). Empty tanks must be disposed of as per manufactures instructions. No Smoking around any oxygen source. Needle Stick Boxes/Sharps Box Needle stick injury, Disease, HIV, HEP C, HEP B, High Patients, Never over fill a Sharps box. Wear PPE gear at all times. Always wear 2 pairs of gloves, and gown when dealing with blood/needles. Always have sharps box to hand when dealing with needles to avoid walking with needle to locate the box. Spillages Contamination, Falling, Minor personal injury Nursing equipment and materials, tools and small surfaces are cleaned with 70% alcohol. Large surfaces such as floors are disinfected with a chlorine solution ppm. Always wear PPE gear (Gloves) when cleaning spillages containing bodily fluid. Seal off the area after cleaning and toughly disinfect. Cables and sockets Slips, Trips, Falls, Minor Personal Injury, Low Staff Ensure no cables or leads are trawling along the floor. Plugs should be checked to ensure that they are correctly fused for the appliance that connects to it, i.e. desk lamp-3amps, electrical heaters-13 amps, VDU’s- 13 amps. Plug casings should be regularly checked and replaced if defective. Sockets should not be overloaded.

8 Monitor and Review Consultation with employees
Inform workers on their duties Implementation and Enforcement Updates yearly or when conditions change

9 Avril Clinch MBS, BSc, Dip. Emp Law
Employment Law Avril Clinch MBS, BSc, Dip. Emp Law

10 Are you Employment Law Complaint???

11 Contracts of Employment
Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001 8 weeks Permanent Contract Fixed Term Casual Contract Specific Purpose


13 Written Policies and Procedures
Code of Practice: Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures Bullying and Harassment Equality Procedure Internet and Electronic Communications Policy

14 Written Policies and Procedures
Drug and Alcohol Policy Telephone triage/Medical advice Prescriptions Patient records Billing Protocol Dress Code

15 Annual Holidays & Public Holidays
Annual Leave Entitlements 4 working weeks (1365 hours) 1/3 Working week (117 hours) 8% of all hours worked (max 4 weeks) Timing of annual leave Payment of annual leave Public Holidays 9 Statutory Public Holidays Different to Bank Holidays Full-time v Part-time Records

16 Hours of Work Maximum average working week is 48hrs and 13hrs daily Rest Periods Daily: 11 consecutive hours Weekly: 24 hours Rest Breaks A 15-minute break if working 4.5 hours A 30-minute break if working six hours Double Employment Records

17 Leave Entitlements Compassionate leave* Force Majeure Leave
Maternity/Adoptive leave Parental Leave Carers Leave Jury Service

18 Records Recruitment Training Working hours
Holidays and Public holidays Statutory Breaks Wages Records

19 Thank You!!

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