Presentation on theme: "Safe Working Procedure – First Aid Learning Objectives: By the end of this program participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the."— Presentation transcript:
Safe Working Procedure – First Aid Learning Objectives: By the end of this program participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the measures to be followed, as detailed in the safe working procedure, when providing first aid. To begin we will consider the OAC model for managing safety Definitions First aid - is the provision of treatment to preserve life and minimise the consequences of illness or injury until medical help is available. First aider - is a person trained and deemed competent in first aid techniques. Appropriate statutory approvals/ certification requirements apply.
Set your work objectives to include; “...tasks/ activities are to be completed on time and in a manner that does not cause harm to the employees, customers, other non- employees, or the company/ organisation.” Three key questions to start with are… What can cause harm? What are you doing about it? Is it enough? Remember the process is simple but it is NOT to be considered simplistic. Safe Working Procedure - First Aid
The OAC e-learning package can be accessed free at www.confinedspaces.com; Click here to open the "Work Safety - Manage Safely" e-learning program. (Work Safety - Manage Safely) also A 5 Minute Safety Seminar (PowerPoint) is available from www.web-safety.com; Click here to link to Safety Exchange - Then open the 5 minute Safety Seminar. Safe Working Procedure - First Aid
Know where the harm is; Identify the key hazards & outcomes of a failure to respond to work place accidents in a speedy and competent manner. Source of Hazards (non-exhaustive list) Workplace accidents Outcomes of exposure (non-exhaustive list) Infection Physical injury Safe Working Procedure - First Aid
Controlling the Hazard - Options In priority order; 1.Eliminate where possible, 2.Use control measures, 3.Protect all those exposed to the hazard Insert eliminate image Insert control image Insert protective Clothing image Safe Working Procedure - First Aid
Appointment of First Aiders Ensure an adequate number of suitably trained first aiders The number of first aiders will reflect; the level of risk, absence cover and special circumstances such as remoteness from emergency medical services. Ensure that there are appointed first aiders available at all times when people are at work. Under normal circumstances the ratio of first aiders to employees will be as follows…
Safe Working Procedure - First Aid Category Numbers employed at Business Location Suggested Number of First Aiders Lower risk Examples; Shops Offices Libraries Fewer than 50 50 to 100 More than 100 At least one first aider One additional first aider for every 100 employees Medium risk Examples; Light engineering Assembly work Warehousing Fewer than 20 20 to 100 More than 100 At least one first aider At least one first aider for every 50 employees One additional first aider for every 100 employees Higher risk Examples; Construction sites Chemical manufacturer Heavy engineering Fewer than 5 5 to 50 More than 50 Where there are hazards for which additional first aid skills are necessary. At least one first aider At least one first aider for every 50 employees In addition, at least one first aider trained in the specific emergency action.
Safe Working Procedure - First Aid Facilities Ensure fully stocked first aid kits are available for first aiders. First aid rooms are to be provided, as necessary. Communication First aid notices are to be displayed within each business location giving details of; The locations of first aid equipment, The name(s) of first aiders, and The location of first aiders.
Safe Working Procedure - First Aid Business Activity Managers Safety Managers Managing Director Employees Duty Holders Ensuring compliance. Providing professional safety advice. Complying with the requirements. Responsible for… Co-operating with the requirements.
Safe Working Procedure - First Aid Documentation First aid competence certificates. First aid notices.