2 OutcomesTo obtain a broad understanding of the purpose of Work Health and Safety (WH&S) LegislationTo understand your role as an employee at TradiesTo identify relevant policies & proceduresTo understand acceptable WH&S behaviours within the Club environment
3 Work Health and Safety can be defined as: What is WH&S?Work Health and Safety can be defined as:Protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in any form of employment… This has been extended to contractors & volunteers.All organisations have a duty of care to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe at all times.Ask them what they think OH&S pertains toDid they mention the difference between physiological and psychological well-being?Explain what ‘Duty of Care’ is“…that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others…”
4 State of WHS in NSW 687 fatalities in last 10 years 70% of injuries are ‘workplace injuries’21% occupational diseases (6% mental disorders)Health and community services has highest incident rate2009/2010103 prosecutions (76 defendants and 44 matters)Fines $5.6 millionAverage $
5 DefinitionsWorkers: Includes employees, labor hire staff, volunteers, apprentices, subcontractors and contractors.PCUB: Persons conducting a business or undertakingOfficer: Officer is defined under the Corporations Act 2001, sect 9 "a person who makes or participates in making decisions that affect the whole or a substantial part of the business or undertaking"
6 Worker Responsibilities To care for their own and others' health and safetyComplying with any reasonable instruction `so far as is reasonably able'Cooperating with the PCBU's reasonable WHS policy or procedure (worker) and instruction (others).Who might OH & S Legislation impact beyond employees at Tradies?Contractors and their employeesSub ContractorsMembersTemporary MembersVisitorsPassers by
7 PCBU Responsibilities To ensure, so far as is 'reasonably practicable', the health and safety of workers engaged by the person.This duty includes other persons who may be put at risk from work/activity at a business or undertaking. This includes clients, customers, and visitors.If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate risks to health and safety, to minimise those risks as far as is reasonably practicable.Did they remember to include these
8 What is the difference between a ‘Hazard’ and a ‘Risk’? Hazard: is anything that has the potential to cause injury or illness to employees, contractors, visitors or the public, or damage to plant, property or the environment.Risk: The likelihood of injury, illness or damage to plant, property or the environment arising from exposure to any hazard.ASK THE QUESTION FIRSTWhat are some hazards?Equipment – utensils, glass; Substance – chemicals, bleach; Conditions – wet floor, cords; Other - electricityWhat influences the degree of risk?how much a person is exposed to a hazardous thing or condition,how the person is exposed (e.g., breathing in a vapour, skin contact), andhow severe are the effects under the conditions of exposure.
9 Risk Management ASK THE QUESTION FIRST What are some hazards? Equipment – utensils, glass; Substance – chemicals, bleach; Conditions – wet floor, cords; Other - electricityWhat influences the degree of risk?how much a person is exposed to a hazardous thing or condition,how the person is exposed (e.g., breathing in a vapour, skin contact), andhow severe are the effects under the conditions of exposure.
10 Risks at Tradies Armed Robbery Food Poisoning Slip/Falls Electric Shock/ ElectrocutionFireCO2 PoisoningMotor Vehicle accidentsPhysical AssaultBullying/harassmentManual handlingDid they remember to include these
11 REPORT ANYTHING YOU SEE TO YOUR SUPERVISOR What do YOU need to do?REPORT ANYTHING YOU SEE TO YOUR SUPERVISOROR MANAGER…
12 Manual HandlingEvaluate the load size (Don’t lift anything beyond your capacity)Lower down by keeping you back straight and bending your kneesBalancing with one foot slightly forward, take hold of the object securely both at the back and the base of the object.Straighten your back and using your thigh muscles – stand up. Keep your knees bent. DO NOT bend at the hips or at the waist.Balancing with one foot slighty forward, take hold of the object securely both at the back and the base of the object.Straighten your back and using your thigh muscles – stand up. Keep your knees bent. DO NOT bend at the hips or at the waist. Keep the object close.
13 RobberyS . O. SStay CalmObey the offenderSafeguard (life)
14 EVACUATION What will you hear? Beep Beep and/or Whoop Whoop What Will you do?Stay Calm, Move to nearest safe emergency exit.Where will you go?Lancashire PlWhoop whoop’s the bad one!
15 Health and Safety Wet and Slippery Floors Workplace Hygiene Slips & falls from wet & slippery floors are one of the major sources of injury. Drink or food spillages should be cleaned immediatelyWorkplace HygieneAlways wash your hands before commencing work & after the following:Using the toiletCleaning surfacesSneezing & CoughingTouching ears, nose, hair, mouth or other parts of the bodyUsing sanitising or cleaning chemicalsHandling raw foodsHandling garbageSpills – what would you do when you find a spill?Wet floor sign & secure areaclean spillIf damage done to carpet or ceiling or there is a fault, then report to DM who will report to MaintenanceWhy is workplace hygiene important? Because we’re dealing with people’s food and beverage; weaker immune systems in the elderly