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1 Accident and emergency procedures and workplace roles and responsibilities

2 Instructions of how to safely exit a building during a fire 1. When the alarm is sounded all employees will leave the building from the nearest fire exit 2. The receptionist will stop people from entering the main entrance 3. All staff are registered and accounted for 4. Caretakers check to see if it is a real fire so they can inform the fire brigade 5. All employees will line up in there work groups until given further instructions 6. Work group leaders will proceed to the CEO to say if everyone is present or not 7. The fire fighters will arrive and put out the fire 8. The employees will either be sent home or will return to work in the building

3 Qualified personal a first aider is someone who has passed and is in receipt of a valid 4-day, Health and Safety Executive approved training course for carrying out First Aid at work. A qualified first aider can carry out the duties of an appointed person. There are no rules on how many first aiders are required as this depends on the circumstances of individual businesses. It is up to the employer, after carrying out an assessment of the workplace, to decide on the First Aid needs.

4 Types of fire extinguishers Class A fire extinguishers are H2O. The colour is red and can be used on all class A fires: Fires involving freely burning materials. For example wood, paper, textiles and other carbonaceous materials. Class B fire extinguishers are foam. The colour is cream and can be used on all A and B class fires: Fires involving flammable liquids, petrol and spirits. Not for use on alcohol or cooking oils. Class C fire extinguishers are dry powder. The colour is blue and it can be used on A Class, B Class, and C Class fires: Fires involving flammable gasses. propane and butane. Class D fire extinguishers are carbon dioxide. The colour is black and it can be used on B class fires and all electrical equipment fires: For example photocopiers, fax machines and computers, electric fires, hair dryers, washing machines. Class F fire extinguishers are wet chemical. The colour is yellow and it can be used on all class fires & fires involving cooking oil and fat: For example olive oil, maize oil, lard and butter.

5 Fire alarm The fire alarm would be very loud as if the fire alarm was not loud then people would not here it and make their way to the exit. The fire alarm being loud ensures that people will hear it and make their way safely outside.

6 Health & Safety at Work Act and related legislation Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.

7 Personal protective equipment Personal protective equipment is the clothes that protects people at their workplace. These clothes protect you from injuries and infection. The clothes can be goggles boots jackets and helmets

8 Manual Handling Operations Regulations These regulations makes it so there is a reduced chance of being injured from manual labour. It helps to reduce to the amount of physical injuries

9 Use of Work Equipment Regulations The use of work equipment regulations is something that makes companies check their work equipment and any equipment at the workplace. The equipment has to be safe for use before the employees use it.

10 Display Screen at Work Regulations DSE are devices or equipment that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen and includes display screens, laptops, touch screens and other similar devices. The regulations makes it so fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems and backache from overuse or improper use of DSE are addressed and made sure that these injuries are reduced

11 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) COSHH is the law that makes it essential for anyone using hazardous materials or substances to only use safe amounts or amounts that can be controlled

12 This regulations makes it so you have to keep records of work related accidents and work related injuries that are serious and require treatment. Diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases also need to be recorded and certain ‘dangerous occurrences’ (incidents with the potential to cause harm). Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)


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