2 Health & Safety Monitor and maintain a safe working environment Apply security procedures
3 Why Health & Safety? Consider the importance of H&S Think of examples where it might apply?Who should be covered?Do you know of any legislation that covers H&S?
4 Health & Safety at Work 1974According to the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974Employers must provide a safe working environmentEmployees must be responsible and cooperative
5 Health & Safety at Work 1974 EMPLOYER’S DUTIES: EMPLOYEE’S DUTIES Provide safe plant and equipmentProvide of a safe place to workArrangements for safe use of articles and substancesProvision of safe systems of workProvide information, instruction, training and supervision.Provision of welfare facilitiesNon employees are not exposed to riskEMPLOYEE’S DUTIESTake reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts and omissionsCo-operate with their employer in pursuance of his statutory duties
6 Safe working practices How would you deal with:FireAccidentHazardsEmergencies
7 RISK ASSESSMENT What is the definition of a HAZARD? A Hazard is something with the potential to cause harm.What is the definition of a RISK?Risk is the likelihood of that potential to do harm being done.
8 Consider Which of the following is a risk and which is a hazard? Toxic chemicalsExposed wiresBright lightsTripping overPoisoningHeadaches
9 Hazards and Risks What is the consequence of not reporting a hazard? How are risks recorded?How could you minimise the risk when exposed to a hazard?
11 PPE, COSHH, RIDDORPPE – Personal Protective Equipment – eg hard hats, safety goggles –COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to HealthAlways follow the manufacturer’s instructionsRIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences RegulationsReport all accidents or near misses to the Health and Safety Officer or your manager11
12 Safe working practices Think about equipment or machinery that you use at work.What checks do you make to ensure it is safe?What instructions do you follow to ensure it is being used properly?What would you do if it was not working properly?
13 SecurityOf the customerOf staffOf possessionsOf information
14 SecurityThink of instances in your workplace where security is important, what do you do to ensure people, possessions and information are secure?
15 Breach of securityWhat would you do if you discovered that you found problems with security at work?