Basic Health & Safety. Domestic arrangements Outline of training session Presented by Vincent Theobald University Safety Office 1 Park Terrace Tel. 6274. Health and Safety.
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
Health and Safety is Managed
Some frequently quoted misconceptions :
Major injury is the tip of the iceberg.
APAU studies showed accidents cost:
“We recognise the importance of costing loss events as part of total safety management. Good safety is good business.” (ICI group SHE Manager)
“Safety is, without doubt, the most crucial investment we can make, and the question is not what it costs us, but what we save.” (Chairman & Managing Director, Conoco (UK) Ltd)
“Prevention is not only better but cheaper than cure … Profits and safety are not in competition. On the contrary, safety at work is good business.” (MD British Petroleum plc)
The main types of insurance are
Practical Loss Control Leadership, F E Bird and G L Germain, 1969.
Occupational ill health is responsible for more harm to people at work than accidents.
Accidents, Near Misses and Occupationally induced ill health should be reported:
Risk should be set against the effort required to remove it.
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:
This begins with Policy
and uses tools such as Local Rules
and Risk Assessmentto establish risk controls.
Is specific legal duty to manage safety so that all risks are
suitably and sufficiently controlled.
“The failure on the part of management to give proper and clear direction was a contributory cause of the disaster.”
“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.”
Examples which affect safety and/or health:
The following is a systematic approach to risk management.
1) Consider tasks/situations.
2) Identify hazards and who is exposed/at risk.
3) Consider the severity and likelihood of exposure.
4) Evaluate if the hazard is adequately controlled.
5) Record your findings.
6) Consider further suitable controls (if need - go back to 4).
7) Implement the risk control measures.
8) Ensure people understand the control measures.
9) Monitor the effectiveness of the measures.
10) Review and introduce any corrective actions.
The options for control are listed in order of priority: