Health and Safety Induction For Excavation Works University of Reading
Contact Details • Health and Safety Services • Tel. 0118 378 8888 • Security Services • Emergency Number: 0118 378 6300 • General Number: 0118 378 7799 • FMD • Reception 0118 3788958 • You must also know the contact details of your UoR Project Manager • Each of the buildings at UoR has a building manager, you should obtain the details from your UoR contact.
Excavations – General Rules • For excavation work on university land you must have a Permit to Dig • All work must be covered by a risk assessment • All ground works must be considered to be near live utilities unless you have specific information that it is otherwise • All accidents and incidents must be reported to your line manager and the UoR project or maintenance manager
Permit To Dig • The permit must be requested in advance (at least 5 working days) to give us time to provide the information. • Permits are still required if you are carrying out a full survey as part of the works.
Other construction tasks in the area Students and UoR visitors a large transient population Some students and visitors may not have English as a first language and may not have as sound an understanding of H&S Animals both wild and domestic Flooding Non Excavation Workplace Hazards
UoR Standards • UoR issues every contracting company with a UoR Rules and Guidance document • We also issue individual contractors a guide for working on UoR. Therefore, there can be no excuse for not following the rules.
Around campus 20 Shared traffic routesPark safely in designated areas Parking permits are requiredBeware – cyclists!
Summary on your workplace…. • Identify your escape route in the event of an emergency • Find out about fire and first aid arrangements • Find out how to report accidents and hazards • Check that your work place is safe to work in • If not report it to your supervisor
Any questions?Remember to sign to say you have had the induction and collect your tradesman’s guide to H&S at UoR