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  1. Student Placements Presented by Sue Carter Health, Safety and Wellbeing Adviser

  2. Legal Liability • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 • Section 2.1 – Placement provider has primary responsibility for ensuring the H&S of the student because the student is an employee of theirs Although this is UK legislation, students who are not placed in the UK are included.

  3. HASAWA – Section 7 & 8 Employee Duties It shall be the duty of every employee while at work – • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work • To co-operate with the employer • No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.

  4. Management of health and safety at work • Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of – • The risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and

  5. Hazards and risks Hazard – something that has the potential to cause harm Risk – the chance or likelihood of harm occurring

  6. Risk Assessment • Work • Travel and Transportation • Location and/or Region • General/Environmental Health • Individual Student • Insurance

  7. Group Exercise • What hazards might you encounter? • How could you be harmed? • How could you reduce the likelihood of being injured?

  8. Risk Assessment Operation: Working in an office Date of Assessment: 9/11/2012 Assessor: Sue Carter * If “no” - further controls should be introduced and the risk re-assessed. If risk remains intolerable then specialist advice should be sought PRIOR to the activity going ahead.

  9. S = Severity Rating

  10. L = Likelihood of occurrence and is graded as follows:

  11. R = Risk Rating = Severity x Likelihood of occurrence

  12. Where can I find further information about Health & Safety • University – Health, Safety and Wellbeing web pages http://www.sussex.ac.uk/hso/healthandsafety • Health and Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk/