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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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  • 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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