1 Basic Health & Safety. Domestic arrangements Outline of training session Presented by Vincent Theobald University Safety Office 1 Park Terrace Tel. 6274. 2 Health and Safety.
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Outline of training session
University Safety Office
1 Park Terrace
Health and safety is intended to bring about condition free from risk of injury or threat to our health and well-being.
This objective is not a natural state of affairs.
Workplace accidents, illness and incidents are preventable
Health and Safety is Managed
“A concern for safety which is sincerely held and repeatedly expressed but, nevertheless, is not carried through into action, is as much protection from danger as no concern at all.”
Accidents should be reported because:
Report accidents on-line atwww.safety.ncl.ac.uk
HSE shows accidents cost:
Bear in mind that these were large and well organised companies that already had a high standard of loss control and lower than average accident rates.
The HSWA places the following general duties on the employer, which apply to staff ,students, visitors and contractors:
The HSWA places the following general duties on staff, students, visitors and contractors:
Risk should be set against the effort required to remove it.
“The failure on the part of management to give proper and clear direction was a contributory cause of the disaster.”
This begins with Policy
and uses tools such as Local Rules
and Risk Assessment to establish control of the hazards and risks of work.
It is a specific legal duty to manage safety so that all risks are suitably and sufficiently controlled.
The University Safety Policy MUST be followed See the USO website for the up to date policy
Each School has a Safety Policy, providing more details as to how issues are dealt with in the School
Some labs also have Policies and Local Rules with additional details.
Examples which affect safety and/or health:
This is the first step in
Cyanides Pathogens Asthmagens
Very heavily controlled by the HSE and the Environment Agency. Specific laws relating to the use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials.
Assistance within the School.
The Safety Office website www.safety.ncl.ac.uk
or you can call the Safety Office on 6274
If you have any questions on general Health and Safety issues please go to your School Safety Officer.
If you have questions about this presentation please come to the front and ask them before I go.
If you want to attend any of the University Safety Office training courses please book using the form on the USO website at www.safety.ncl.ac.uk
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