Head teacher health & safety briefing. Incident Reporting for Schools Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Asbestos 21 st November 2005. Incident Reporting for Schools. Case Law. School prosecuted and fined for accident: 7 yr old injured on head. £3000 inc costs
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Incident Reporting for Schools
Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
21st November 2005
NB for brevity, not all standards are described in full
Remember guidance note on intranet
An unplanned and uncontrolled event which has led to or could have caused injury to persons, damage to plant or other loss.
Accident = Injury
Take immediate action
Decide investigation level
Investigate & record
Review actions & RA
RIDDOR – Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations
Accident reporting centre
HSBC (formally Midland Bank) – August 1999
Assessment completed for:
NB: for brevity, not all standards are described in full
Where DSE use is more or less continuous on most days.
Where use is less continuous or frequent, other factors connected with the job must be assessed. Such as:
(b) use DSE in this way more or less daily; and
(c) have to transfer information quickly to or from the DSE;
and also need to apply high levels of attention and concentration; or are highly dependent on DSE or have little choice about using it; or need special training or skills to use the DSE.
To protect the user from:
Only a small proportion of VDU users actually suffer ill health as a result of their work. Where problems do occur, they are generally caused by the way in which VDUs are being used, rather than the VDUs themselves.
So problems can be avoided by good workplace and job design, and by the way the VDU and workstation is used.
Asbestos Safety Management Standard (SMS)
Planning & achieving
- numbers of occupants / building use
- type of acm, (sprayed, AIB, cement)
- how much and condition
- risk of damage or disturbance
- a risk rating of the potential for fibre release
- arrangements for implementing and monitoring
- if acm’s in good condition, not likely to be damaged or disturbed, they should be left and monitored
- asbestos ½ day workshop
What is asbestos?
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Who is at risk?
What does the law say?
Where might you find asbestos?
How can asbestos fibres be released into the air?
By reducing the exposure of people to airborne respirable asbestos fibres.
and condition of the ACMs / presumed ACMs.
Employees worked on AIB for many years.
Maintenance staff drilled, cut, and moved ceiling tiles
Fined £40,000 + inc costs