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  1. Michael Smith, Safety Manager

  2. FIRE SAFETY • The main object of the fire safety arrangements is to save life. • The fire alarm procedure should be followed in the event of discovering a fire or in the event of the alarm sounding. • In the event of a fire, the alarm will ring continuously until the building has been vacated.

  3. IN CASE OF FIRE: • Sound the alarm by breaking the nearest Break Glass point (located in each stair well)

  4. IN CASE OF FIRE (continued): • Notify Reception (ext.555) from the nearest telephone. • Note that the Fire Brigade is not called automatically by the alarm systems.

  5. IF THE ALARM SOUNDS: • Close windows and doors in your area, • Turn off gas supplies and portable electric equipment, • Make sure that everyone in your area is aware of the alarm, • Leave the building by the NEAREST available exit.

  6. IF THE ALARM SOUNDS (continued): • DO NOT go back for your coat or belongings, • Assemble at your designated assembly point and await instructions. • DO NOT ASSEMBLE IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING where you might obstruct the exit.

  7. Fire Extinguishers 1 2 3 4 Carbon Dioxide Foam Dry Powder Water Don’t use them, unless you are confident with what you are doing

  8. FIRE DOORS • Always make sure Fire Doors are kept shut. • Never wedge or prop open a Fire Door.

  9. FIRE DOORS • They could save your life!

  10. EMERGENCY EXITS Escape Routes should all be identified

  11. COMPUTERS

  12. Computers themselves are not harmful - the problem is how you use them…..

  13. If you have problems using a computer, consider having your eyesight tested

  14. If using a computer causes you pain, you need to do something about it! See the Safety pages on the Intranet for details

  15. ACCIDENTS • Report ALL accidents & Near-Misses; • First aid treatment is available via Reception - dial 555 from any internal phone. • AEDs are available at the Reception Desks.

  16. SECURITY • Security is managed by the Estates Manager & the Reception Services Manager – contact via Reception; • Wear your ID card while in any of our buildings; • Be prepared to show your Card every time you enter a building; • Report lost or stolen ID Cards immediately to Reception – x2200.

  17. DO NOT hold security doors open for anyone, unless they are wearing an ID card; DO NOT leave personal belongings, especially laptops, lying around - lockers are available from the Keppel Street Reception; Report all suspicious activity to Reception – x2200. SECURITY (continued)

  18. London is generally Safe, Be aware and be careful, But don’t over-react! PERSONAL SECURITY

  19. CYCLISTS • Use the goods entrance in Malet Street – Please DO NOT bring bikes in through the main entrance; • Secure storage is available in the Malet Street moat - DO NOT leave them elsewhere; • Shower facilities are available.

  20. Smoking is prohibited throughout the School’s premises. SMOKING

  21. MOBILE PHONES • All mobile phones should be turned off in Computer Teaching Rooms. • Phones should be turned off in lecture theatres and meeting rooms during formal lectures and seminars. • Phones should not be used in laboratories.

  22. STRESS • If you feel stressed or bullyed at work, don’t suffer in silence – tell someone.

  23. Working in Laboratories • If your project involves working in a laboratory, you must obtain additional information and comply with the relevant Codes of Practice. • Full documentation and forms on the intranet – http://intra.lshtm.ac.uk/safety

  24. Travel • If your project involves travelling or working overseas, you must obtain additional information and comply with the relevant Codes of Practice. • Full documentation and forms on the intranet – http://intra.lshtm.ac.uk/safety

  25. Risk Assessment- as simple as Crossing A Road

  26. Look for the Hazards in what you intend to do

  27. Look for the Hazards in what you intend to do

  28. Decide who might be harmed and how

  29. Decide who might be harmed and how

  30. Evaluate the risks and decide whether the existing precautions are adequate or whether more should be done

  31. Evaluate the risks and decide whether the existing precautions are adequate or whether more should be done

  32. Develop appropriate responses to plausible emergency situations

  33. Develop appropriate responses to plausible emergency situations

  34. Develop appropriate responses to plausible emergency situations

  35. Make sure you have adequate resources

  36. Review your assessment and revise it if necessary

  37. Review your assessment and revise it if necessary

  38. Make sure that the procedures are implemented !

  39. And finally, Record your findings

  40. And finally, Record your findings

  41. Remember, Risk Assessment is not just a paper exercise! A written Risk Assessment is required for ALL student projects

  42. SAFETY INFORMATION • Michael Smith ext. 2485, michael.smith@lshtm.ac.uk or via Reception • Manuals in Teaching Support & Unit Offices • Full documentation and forms on the intranet – http://intra.lshtm.ac.uk/safety

  43. Any Questions?