This noise can damage someone’s ear, for example someone who is working on a machine which produces a lot of noise can damage there ears if not wearing the correct ear protection. To prevent this, workers and employers must follow Control of noise at work Regulations 2005 to ensure the safety of themselves and the workers whilst working with high level noises by supplying them with ear protection Issue 4 –Control of hazardous substances Handling hazardous substances is a very dangerous job to do. Some people can lose there eye sight or burn there face by tripping and spilling the substance and it going on there face. You could prevent
There are many regulations, laws and guidelines dealing with health and safety. You don’t need to know the detail but you do need to know where your responsibilities begin and end. The law places certain responsibilities on both employer and employee for example it is up to the employer to provide a safe place in which to work, but the employee also has to show reasonable care for his or her own safety. Employers have to provide a safe workplace ensure that there is safe access to and from the workplace provide information on health and safety provides health and safety training, undertake risk assessments for all hazards. Workers must take reasonable care for their own safety and that of others co-operate with the employer in respect of health and safety matters not intentionally damaging any health and safety equipment or material provided by the employer.
2. Decide who might be harmed- this step is when a decision of who might be harmed and how those people might be harmed. In terms of big companies or factories where there are big dangerous machines those who use those machines are the ones who have a possibility of being harmed and those who use chemicals, the chemicals might be harm to their health if used wrongly. In shops shelf stackers may suffer back injury from repeated lifting of boxes. This will help to identify the best way of managing a hazard.
But we haven't been trained how to recognize assess and control hazards found in the workplace. That is one of the reasons why young workers are so likely to be injured at wok. THE SIX HAZARDS ⦁ PHYSICAL HAZARDS ⦁ BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS ⦁ CHEMICAL HAZARDS ⦁ PSYCHO-SOCIAL ⦁ SAFTEY AND SECURITY ⦁ MECHANICAL When we refer to hazards in relation to occupational safety and health the most commonly used definition is a hazard is a potential source of harm or adverse health effect on a person or persons. If there was a spill of water in a room then that water would present a slipping hazard to person passing through it. If access to that area was prevented by a physical barrier then the hazard would remain though the risk would be minimised.
Any objects that are left lying on the floor are hazards of people tripping over them. Also, in risk of fire these objects would be stopping the patients from exiting the building and as a hospital is a big building with many people. Any objects that are left on the floor should be
Hazards from equipment: Hazards from equipment in health and social care settings can include: * Untidiness – for example in hospitals, there is a lot of electrical equipment and so wires could become a tripping hazard on wards and could lead to serious injury i.e. broken bones. Also beds and other equipment tend to be left in corridors and could become a huge obstacle in the case of a fire or other emergency. * Poor maintenance – again in hospitals, a lot of electrical equipment is used so it is easy to ignore frayed wires which can cause someone an
QEE3/001 COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1. What are the roles and responsibilities of yourself and others under the Health and Safety at Work Act and current legislation? Personal protective equipment is to be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The Regulations also require that PPE: - is properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable; - is maintained and stored properly; - is provided with instructions on how to use it safely; and - is used correctly by employees. - simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists.
BSBOHS201A Assessment tool 2(AT2) What can you, personally, do to contribute to workplace safety, security and health? Be alert, to possible dangers within the workplace. Take notice of what is happening in your workplace. Report any hazards to OHS personnel. Work in a safe manner.
To do this I should keep my training up to date, follow all policies and procedures set by employer in order to keep things safe. If I see something that is wrong my duty of care would be to report what I see happen i.e. whistle blowing. Also if I am told to do something I don’t feel comfortable doing or something not in my job description make sure I decline doing it as it’s my duty of care to only carry out duties I feel competent doing. Be aware of dilemmas that may arise about Duty of Care and the support available for addressing them 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the Duty of Care and an individual’s right You may have a case as a care worker where an individual may want to do something which could be a risk to their own health and safety.
Loss of Belongings: Care home entrance unsecured or receptions unmanned. Premises’ are open to bogus callers or thieves. Who enter and help themselves to residents and staffs personal belongings, equipment being stolen, may also face possible attack or abuse. Exposure to Danger: Fire exits should be kept clear. If fire exits are blocked in the event of fire residents, staff and visitors are prevented from finding a safe and clear evacuation route out of the building, leading to (the above) being trapped causing panic and confusion, resulting in deaths or serious injuries.