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Safe Working Procedure – Working Environment

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this program participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the control measures to be followed , as detailed in the safe working procedure, in order to provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment .

To begin we will consider the OAC model for managing safety



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Safe Working Procedure - Working Environment

Set your work objectives to include;

“...tasks/ activities are to be completed on time and in a manner that does not cause harm to the employees, customers, other non-employees, or the company/ organisation.”

  • Three key questions to start with are…

  • What can cause harm?

  • What are you doing about it?

  • Is it enough?

Remember the process is simple but it is NOT to be considered simplistic.


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The OAC e-learning package can be accessed free at www.confinedspaces.com;

Click here to open the "Work Safety - Manage Safely" e-learning program.

(Work Safety - Manage Safely)

also

A 5 Minute Safety Seminar (PowerPoint) is available from www.web-safety.com;

Click here to link to Safety Exchange - Then open the 5 minute Safety Seminar.


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Know where the harm is;

Identify the key hazards & outcomes of exposure to workplace hazards.

  • Source of Hazards(non-exhaustive list)

  • Cleanliness of premises

  • Waste, dirt & refuse

  • Spillage & Tripping hazards

  • Floors & floor surfaces (levels, openings,etc.)

  • Ramps, gangways & roadways

  • Steps, corners & fixed obstacles

  • Height & suitability of seating/benches

  • Location of machine controls & instrumentation

  • Lighting (including emergency lighting)

  • Work space, furniture and tool storage

  • Glass doors

  • Edges (e.g. of pits)

  • Weather conditions, Temperature

  • Noise and ventilation

  • Outcomes of exposure(non-exhaustive list)

  • Infection and disease

  • Slips, trips and falls

  • Entrapment and entanglement

  • Cuts and bruises

  • Asphyxiation

  • Crushing

  • Electrocution

  • Noise induced deafness


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Safe Working Procedure - Working Environment

  • Controlling the Hazard - Options

  • In priority order;

  • Eliminate where possible,

  • Use control measures,

  • Protect all those exposed to the hazard

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  • Workplace inspections

  • Carry out regular workplace OHS inspections and tests.

  • Where the business activity is construction or when construction is underway the inspection arrangements are to be detailed in the construction OHS plan.

  • Environmental Conditions

  • Ensure that, where applicable, the effect of weather conditions, including wind, rain, snow & ice, on the business activity is taken into account before any work starts.


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  • All visitors are to be…

  • Apprised of the hazard control measures relevant to the nature of their visit.

  • Accompanied by a company employee throughout their visit, and

  • Prevented from accessing any restricted areas.


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Duty Holders

Responsible for…

Managing Director

Ensuring compliance.

Safety Managers

Providing professional safety advice.

Business Activity Managers

Complying with the requirements.

Employees

Co-operating with the requirements.


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  • Documentation

  • Workplace OHS inspections log.

  • Construction OHS plans.


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