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DESCRIBE THE HEALTH & SAFETY ASPECTS ASSOCIATED WITH WORKING WITH FLUID POWER

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Assignment 1- DESCRIBE THE HEALTH & SAFETY ASPECTS ASSOCIATED WITH WORKING WITH FLUID POWER Introduction Working with fluid powered equipments can be dangerous not only to one self but to nearby workers also can cause damage to buildings close. In this report I will be how four regulations affect the design, installation or maintenance of fluid power equipment and systems. I will also be explaining the main risks and safety precautions that apply whilst working with fluid power. Installation and operation of fluid power systems has many health and safety requirements that affect how operators, technicians work with them. Some of the main ones are : * Noise * Guarding of machinery * Chemical/environment considerations * Dangers associated with high pressures. Along with the health and safety factors there are legislations enforced to cover employers. This includes the following * Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 * The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 * Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) ...read more.

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Also the regulation states the system should have a protective devices to prevent danger. Not only does the regulation the safety of employers also it also ensures employers have adequate and suitable instructions for the safe operation of the system and action to be take in the event of an emergency. Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 The Pressure Equipment Regulation 1999 is a legislation from the European Union its concerned with the design, manufacturing and the installation of pressure systems. But the regulation does not apply to pressure equipment and assembly placed on the market before November 1999. The Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 was introduced to bring together national laws regarding the design, manufacturing, testing of pressure equipment. Its aim is to ensure that pressure systems are put on the market without any complications. The legislation covers both small and large manufactures, this will benefit both parties at the same time facilitate the application of new technologies. In the UK there are large number of standards that have been harmonized under European regulations, using a relevant standard pleases most of the conformity. ...read more.

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health is a health regulation that was enforced in 2002 to protect people from ill health caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The regulations demands employers to assess the risks to employee's health during working hours and decide what precautions are to be taken to prevent ill health, or to control the exposure by providing readers to each employer. Employers are also required monitor and carry out health risk assessments if needed, in result of an exposure. Furthermore employers are required to inform, train and supervise employees in result of an accident. What is a Hazardous Substance? Substances can be in many forms not only chemicals, but fumes, dust, vapours, mists, nanotechnology, gases, biological agents in the form of germs. COSHH does not cover asbestos or radioactive substances. Anyone working with or exposed to hazardous substances are at risk. Exposure to hazardous substances for long periods of time can cause lasting damages. The main aim should be to reduce or prevent exposure to hazardous substances. Where exposure to dangerous substances cannot be avoided, then controls should be put in place in order to assist workers. ?? ?? ?? ?? Eyram Tetteh ...read more.

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