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1 Health & Safety Induction Philip Thornton Safety Officer

2 Introduction Today’s induction session will cover: Today’s induction session will cover: Safety introduction Safety introduction Risk Assessments Risk Assessments Fire Safety Fire Safety Accidents, Dangerous Occurrences & First Aid Accidents, Dangerous Occurrences & First Aid Display Screen Equipment Display Screen Equipment Safety Training Safety Training Working with Children & Young People Working with Children & Young People Employee Support Service Employee Support Service

3 Safety Introduction Why safety is important? Legal requirement Legal requirement Expensive compensation claims Expensive compensation claims Criminal prosecutions or other enforcement action by Health & Safety Authority (or Gardai). Criminal prosecutions or other enforcement action by Health & Safety Authority (or Gardai). The incalculable cost of human suffering, much of which is so easily preventable. The incalculable cost of human suffering, much of which is so easily preventable.

4 Health and Safety… and YOU! Take reasonable care of your own safety and anyone affected by your actionsTake reasonable care of your own safety and anyone affected by your actions Alcohol or drugsAlcohol or drugs Co-operate with the University on H&S issuesCo-operate with the University on H&S issues Improper conduct or behaviourImproper conduct or behaviour Attend required training courses.Attend required training courses. Report defects or safety contraventions (to your manager)Report defects or safety contraventions (to your manager) Safety Introduction

5 Safety Representatives Committee Membership Human Resources Director (Chair) Dean, Faculty of Science & Engineering Nominee Safety Representatives (x 9) Buildings & Estates Services Manager Safety Officer

6 Risk Assessments “A planned process during which hazards are identified and the extent of the risks involved are evaluated, taking into account existing precautions and their effectiveness”. “A planned process during which hazards are identified and the extent of the risks involved are evaluated, taking into account existing precautions and their effectiveness”. “Hazard” – something with the potential to cause harm “Hazard” – something with the potential to cause harm “Risk” – a combination of the likelihood and potential severity of harm from a hazard being realised “Risk” – a combination of the likelihood and potential severity of harm from a hazard being realised All activities taking place on campus must be risk assessed and the risks reduced to an acceptable level, by means other than personal protective equipment where possible. All activities taking place on campus must be risk assessed and the risks reduced to an acceptable level, by means other than personal protective equipment where possible.

7 Risk Assessments You / Your Departments must: You / Your Departments must: Identify hazards Identify hazards Decide who is at risk Decide who is at risk Assess risks Assess risks Prioritise objectives Prioritise objectives Eliminate or control risks Eliminate or control risks (Risk Assessments must be in writing)

8 Fire – Schuman, Feb 2011

9 Fire – MSSI, Feb 2010

10 If you discover a fire: 1.Raise the alarm by breaking the nearest fire alarm call point. 2.Call the Campus Emergency Number (put it in your mobile) or the Fire Brigade using the 999 or 112 system. 3.Do not tackle the fire and do not take risks. 4.Evacuate.

11 If the fire alarm sounds: 1.Leave the building by the nearest exit point and don’t delay to pick up personal belongings. 2.Do not use lifts. 3.Assemble at the Assembly Point for the building. 4.Follow the Fire Stewards instructions and Do Not re-enter the building unless authorised.

12 Familiarise yourself with the location of: the Fire Exits the Fire Exits the Fire Alarm Call Point(s) the Fire Alarm Call Point(s) the Assembly Points the Assembly Points

13 Main Accident Triggers

14 Accidents & Incidents All accidents and incidents must be reported as soon as possible All accidents and incidents must be reported as soon as possible Report them to your supervisor or manager. Report them to your supervisor or manager. Your supervisor or manager should complete the Accident Report Form or Dangerous Occurrence Form Your supervisor or manager should complete the Accident Report Form or Dangerous Occurrence Form

15 First Aid If you require first aid assistance or come across somebody who does: If you require first aid assistance or come across somebody who does: Call Ext or For more serious health events call an ambulance: For more serious health events call an ambulance: 999 or 112

16 Display Screen Equipment Employees who will be using display screen equipment, such as a PC, as a routine part of their work activities should contact their Supervisor to arrange for an assessment of their work station to be carried out. Employees who will be using display screen equipment, such as a PC, as a routine part of their work activities should contact their Supervisor to arrange for an assessment of their work station to be carried out. To improve access to training in display screen equipment, an online training and risk assessment programme that can be completed by you at your workstation has been introduced. The e-learning software may be accessed by clicking https://limerickac.britsafelearning.com/login/index.php To improve access to training in display screen equipment, an online training and risk assessment programme that can be completed by you at your workstation has been introduced. The e-learning software may be accessed by clicking https://limerickac.britsafelearning.com/login/index.php https://limerickac.britsafelearning.com/login/index.php

17 Safety Training

18 Safety Signs Across the campus look out for H&S information signs Across the campus look out for H&S information signs BLUE = Compulsory Failure to comply not only puts you at risk, but means you’ve broken the law. YELLOW = Warning Failure to take notice could put you at risk. GREEN = Safety guidance First Aid, Emergency Exits… RED = Prohibitive or Fire Blue = Compulsory Failure to comply not only puts you at risk, but means that you have broken the law Yellow = Warning Green = Safe guidance First Aid / Emergency Exits / etc Red = Prohibitive or Fire

19 Welfare of Children & Young People The University adopts the highest possible standards to protect children for whom it has responsibility. The University adopts the highest possible standards to protect children for whom it has responsibility. UL Child Protection Guidelines and the UL Garda Vetting Policy may be downloaded from the University website. UL Child Protection Guidelines and the UL Garda Vetting Policy may be downloaded from the University website.

20 Employee Support Service (ESS) The ESS is a confidential counselling and advice service to assist all of us in dealing with personal issues that could pose a risk to our health, well- being, relationships and jobs. The ESS is a confidential counselling and advice service to assist all of us in dealing with personal issues that could pose a risk to our health, well- being, relationships and jobs. Service is free to UL staff Service is free to UL staff Service is voluntary – the decision to use the service and avail of counselling rests with the individual. Service is voluntary – the decision to use the service and avail of counselling rests with the individual. The service is confidential and independent. The service is confidential and independent. FREEPHONE: FREEPHONE:

21 Sensible Safety Drive slowly – the campus speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph) Drive slowly – the campus speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph) Make sure you and your bicycle are readily visible (night & day) Make sure you and your bicycle are readily visible (night & day) Take care at pedestrian crossings. Take care at pedestrian crossings. Walk facing the traffic and keep to well-lit roads and pavements Walk facing the traffic and keep to well-lit roads and pavements No smoking on the premises – please stay clear of doors, windows and air intakes. The use of e-cigarettes is also forbidden within buildings. No smoking on the premises – please stay clear of doors, windows and air intakes. The use of e-cigarettes is also forbidden within buildings.

22 Safety information available to you from: University Safety Statement University Safety Statement Local Safety Statements and other Departmental sources Local Safety Statements and other Departmental sources Heath & Safety Essentials Booklet Heath & Safety Essentials Booklet HR Website: ul HR Website: ulhttp://ul.ie/hr/health-safety- ulhttp://ul.ie/hr/health-safety- ul

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24 Welcome to UL and please contact me if you have any questions. Philip Thornton Ext: 2239 safety mandatory prohibition Warning


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