Presentation on theme: "Working practices. By the end of the lesson you should be able to: distinguish between employers and employees responsibilities and duties identify ways."— Presentation transcript:
By the end of the lesson you should be able to: distinguish between employers and employees responsibilities and duties identify ways of communicating health and safety information state various piece of legislation demonstrate knowledge of consequences to employer and employee of not adhering to legislation.
Employers and employees have a duty of responsibility.
In general, the employer's duties include: making the workplace safe and without risks to health ensuring plant and machinery are safe and that safe systems of work are set and followed ensuring articles and substances are moved, stored and used safely providing adequate welfare facilities giving the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary for employee health and safety.
In particular, an employer must: assess the risks to health and safety implement the health and safety measures identified by assessment if there are five or more employees, draw up a health and safety policy statement, including the health and safety arrangements in force, and bring it to the attention of employees appoint someone to assist with health and safety responsibilities.
Employees have legal duties too. They include: taking reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others cooperating with the employer on health and safety correctly using work items provided by the employer, including personal protective equipment, in accordance with training or instructions not interfering with or misusing anything provided for health, safety or welfare.
Legislation is enforced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Health & Safety at Work Act (1987) – Updated by Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 This is primary legislation, covering minimum standards that have to be followed, including: qualified first-aid person suitable first-aid equipment.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 Covers the use of VDUs in the workplace.
RIDDOR (1995) (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations ) COSSH (2002) (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
Induction training Intranet Notice boards Staff development training Staff meeting
Reported to the HSE, who can: enter and inspect premises issue improvement notices interview people and give warnings close down premises fine or prosecute.
Disciplinary procedures: verbal warning written warning suspension fine dismissal criminal or civil prosecution.
Visit the HSE website. Follow links to find out what procedures need to be followed to report an incident at work. Design an A4 poster showing these procedures. Research three health and safety breaches and present on a PowerPoint on them.