Health & Safety (Theory)
Health and Safety Induction Why is it important? • Provide information and raise awareness of health and safety. • Legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (HMSO, 1999) • Theory and Practice of Health & Safety
Health and Safety (Main Legislation) • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE) • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) • Display Screen Regulations 1992
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Employer obligations: • To safeguard as far as reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of all employees. • Provide a safe working environment. • Provide safe systems of work. • Provide information, instruction, training and supervision. • Provide equipment which is safe to use.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Provide adequate welfare facilities. • Ensure articles and substances are moved, stored & used safely.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Employee obligations (Section 7) • Co-operate with the employer on health & safety • Correctly use the equipment provided • Ensure the health & safety of themselves and others. • Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for health & safety purposes. • Bring to the employers notice any doubts about their health & safety
Manual Handing Operations Regs 1992 • Regulations introduced to deal with the single most common cause of injury in the workplace. • What is manual handling? • What injuries can be caused? • How can risks be reduced? • How might this be applicable to you? • Basic manual handling techniques.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • What is PPE? • Why is PPE worn? • How might this be applicable to you? Examples of PPE. • When should you wear PPE?
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) • What is COSHH? • How might this be applicable to you? • Hazards & Risks • Control Measures
RIDDOR 95 • Reporting of work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. • Exemption given to Football for training or match related injuries. • Injuries caused by defective equipment would still be reportable to HSE, DWP & DfES
Analogous Industrial Injuries Scheme (AIIS) • The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) runs the AIIS • What is it? • A Cash benefit that you will be entitled to if you receive injuries to the degree of 14% disability. • Form AF3 must be completed to access this benefit
Injury • We (The club) provide private medical healthcare as required under the terms and conditions of your Apprenticeship agreement. • Suspension of Apprenticeship Agreement. • The PFA provide Accident Insurance for members whose careers are cut short by injury.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE Regs 1992) • Misuse can cause injury. • Eye strain, upper limb disorders (ULD), repetitve strain syndrome (RSS), fatigue & stress. • DSE Regs apply only to workstations, user’s & operators as defined in the Regs. • May not apply to apprentices. • However, employer must ensure the work station & activity remain safe. • Club must carry out Risk Assessment on work station & equipment. • Risks identified must be adequately controlled. • Regular breaks must be built into DSE activity.
Health and Safety in the workplace • Club Health and Safety Policy • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regs 1981 • Evacuation Procedures • Supervision Arrangements • Restrictions/Prohibitions • Hazards & Risks • Be Safe!
Health and Safety (Practical) • Practical Health and Safety • Hazards and Risks • Risk Assessment • Control Measures • Safe Systems of Work • ES8