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Department of physics

Department of Physics

Staff

Safety

Induction


Objectives of this presentation

Objectives of this Presentation

  • Welcome to the Department of Physics

  • This short presentation will

  • Inform you of the health and safety requirements of the Department

  • Point you in the right direction for information on the departmental health and safety policy

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Workplace safety

Workplace safety

  • Peoples perception of health and safety often makes them think it doesn’t concern them. Especially if they are doing research without a practical component

  • It Does

I wonder what will happen if I just

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Health and safety

Health and safety

  • It affects everyone in the workplace.

  • INCLUDING PEOPLE DOING THEORY BASED WORK

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Health and safety1

Health and Safety

  • Failure to follow the Universities policies can result in serious consequences in terms of :-

  • Personal injury to oneself and others

  • Legal liability for individuals and for the university

  • In serious cases prosecution by the HSE

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Health and safety office

Health and safety office

  • The university has a health and safety adviser

  • A health and safety officer

  • An occupational health adviser

  • A fire safety officer

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Health and safety office website

Health and Safety Office website

  • Universities Health and Safety policy

  • Universities Health and Safety Manual

  • Contact information

  • Health and safety training course details

  • Useful links

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Department safety structure

Department safety structure

  • Chairman of the Board of Studies

  • Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee

  • Health and Safety Coordinator

  • Health and Safety Committee

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Safety committee

Safety committee

  • This consists of technical ,administrative and academic staff plus a research student representative

  • The department website has a list of staff with specific responsibilities

  • These include COSHH, Manual handling, Cryogenics, Ionising radiation, Lasers, Display screen assessments, Electrical testing, Accident reporting

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Department health and safety website

Department Health and safety website

  • Provides the following information on Health and Safety in the Department

  • Department of Physics Health and Safety Policy Document

  • Department of Physics Health and Safety Manual

  • Online forms

  • PDF forms

  • Safety Committee

  • List of Departmental PAT testers

  • List of Departmental First aiders

  • Dealing with emergencies

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Dealing with emergencies

Dealing with Emergencies

  • Dial 9 – 999, give clear details of emergency

  • This is to outside emergency services

  • Then dial 43333 to advise university security staff who will liaise with the emergency services

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Fire

  • Fire Alarms: Situated throughout the building. Break the glass this sends a message to the Fire Brigade & sounds the alarms.

  • If fire alarm activates you must leave the building immediately by nearest exit

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Fire

  • Fire Extinguishers: Different types located all over the building.

  • Fire Doors: Should be kept closed.

  • Emergency Exits: Find out where your nearest exit is located.

  • Fire Notices: In each room.

  • Practice Evacuations occur at least once a year

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General precautions

General precautions

  • Most health and safety involves applying COMMON SENSE

  • You are responsible for your own safety

  • Be responsible for your own work area, keep it clean and tidy

  • Do not eat or drink in laboratories

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General precautions1

General precautions

  • Report all accidents or incidents – report book is kept in Room 7

  • Report any hazards you may spot

  • Place notices to warn of hazards

  • Dispose of chemical waste, sharps or any other hazardous materials with consideration to others

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General precautions2

General precautions

  • Always seek advice if you are unsure of risk involved

  • Do not work alone in hazardous situations

  • Do not use the lifts out side of normal working hours

  • Be aware of security especially out of hours

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General precautions3

General precautions

  • Fire doors shouldn’t be wedged open

  • Keep emergency exits clear. You should locate those nearest your work areas

  • Walk don’t run. Most accidents throughout the University are through people falling down.

  • Don’t bring bicycles into the department

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Safety information

Safety information

  • A fire action notice should be displayed in each office, and laboratory

  • First aid notices should be displayed in each laboratory

  • Out of hours working – before 7am, after 7pm Mon – Fri. Any time Saturdays or Sundays.

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Health and safety provisions

First aid boxes

First aiders

Safety signs

Safety notice board

Protective equipment

On all levels

Names should be in boxes, and phone list

Are positioned throughout the dept.

Ground floor, main foyer

Should be provided

Health and safety provisions

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Safety signs

Safety signs

Green signs are safety guidance

Yellow signs are warnings.

Blue signs

are Compulsory

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Your responsibilities

Your responsibilities

  • You are responsible for your own safety, and for the safety of those around you.

  • If you become aware of an unsafe practice or event, report it to your supervisor, the department superintendent, or the safety coordinator

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So you must

So you must

  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety

  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of anyone else who may be affected by what you do or fail to do

  • Co-operate in the health and safety efforts of the Department and of the University

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Your research

Your research

  • Is fairly unique

  • It may be new technology, to you or to the Department of Physics.

  • We need someone to consider the risk associated with your work.

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Risk assessments

Risk assessments

  • Required by the University to ensure good, safe working practice

  • These must be carried out by all staff

  • They should be updated when the work changes or ceases

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Risk assessments1

Risk assessments

  • The forms are available on the department web site

  • There are separate forms for theory and practical based projects

  • You may require the assistance of your supervisor to complete them

  • The form should be returned to the department safety coordinator Mr Duncan McCallum Room 136

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Electrical safety

Electrical safety

  • All equipment should be tested for electrical safety

  • It also includes personal equipment that is used in the department

  • For apparatus working overnight - a form should be collected from room 7

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Electrical safety1

Electrical safety

  • All equipment should display a departmental bar code and test date labels

  • It is important to ensure that you use equipment that has a valid test

  • Contact your academic supervisor to arrange PAT testing

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C o s h h

C.O.S.H.H.

  • If you use any chemicals at all in your work you must fill in a C.O.S.H.H. form which is available on the Departmental Safety website

  • You should then make a copy for your own reference and send the original to the safety coordinator

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C o s h h forms

C.O.S.H.H. Forms

  • The form helps identify how hazardous the chemical is to you and the environment

  • It also identifies the level of precautions you are required to take in its use and what to do in case of an accident

  • It helps provide information to assist you with your risk assessment

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Display screen assessments

Display screen assessments

  • Are required for computer users to determine whether a computer workstation is set up correctly

  • It enables a user to alter the set up to reduce health risks

  • The web based assessment form is on the department website

  • They are required for laptops if used as workstation

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Baffled by the forms

Baffled by the forms

  • If you have any difficulty in filling in any of the forms that have been mentioned or need further information

  • Please feel free to contact me

  • Physics Department Safety Coordinator

    Duncan McCallum Room 136 ext 43623

    E-mail [email protected]

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In conclusion

In Conclusion

  • You are responsible for your own safety

  • The University has a duty to comply with Health and Safety law, and provide you with a safe working environment

  • Follow a common sense approach to keep yourself healthy, and your workplace safe

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