Presentation on theme: "Engineering in business and the environment Lesson 6: Health and safety legislation."— Presentation transcript:
Engineering in business and the environment Lesson 6: Health and safety legislation
Objectives for this lesson to be able to assess the implications of health and safety legislation for engineering companies.
Legislation Health and Safety at Work Act special Acts governing particular industries - mines, railways etc Electricity at Work Act COSHH Regulations special regulations for specific materials, eg asbestos
Health and Safety at Work places responsibility on employers and all employees requires risk assessments to be carried out identifies dangerous situations in work assesses risk of injury – if risk significant, remove or modify situation to minimize risk.
Electricity at Work Act only defence against liability for accidents is evidence of good practice and regular maintenance fixed installation – regular maintenance portable appliances – register and frequent recorded checking.
COSHH Regulations Certification of Substances Hazardous to Health suppliers of materials must provide data sheets data sheets state hazards of use – and precautions to prevent injury employer maintains register of all data sheets materials only to be used in accordance with data sheets.
Codes of practice industry standards – voluntary standards setting out good practice.
Review objectives to be able to assess the implications of health and safety legislation for engineering companies.