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legislation and regulations on health and safety

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P1 - Outline key features of legislation and regulations on health and safety as applied to working conditions in a selected manufacturing ss Introduction Businesses have to try and prevent any health hazards at the work place. They have to make sure that the business is able to trade without there being any accidents or injuries to there employees or the general public. The way in which a business can prevent these hazards and risks is by having health and safety policies. Health and safety policies would have to be followed by everyone in the organisation. The policy for health and safety will provide a health and a safe environment for the employees and the general public. The heath and safety policy is there so that everyone in the business knows what to do. They are going to have to take care towards health and safety. The policy will consist of rules and regulations towards health and safety for an employee all employees must follow them. If they are not followed by an employee they may get into trouble with the organisation and also the law. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This act makes further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of people at work, for protecting ...read more.

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This satisfies the main aim of the college, which is providing the best possible services to their students. The new skills they get from training skills can also be linked to new developments or changes that the college might want to make either to the teaching policies, provision of new equipment or upgraded IT systems in the college. They ensure that their staff is provided with a safe and good working condition and environment because they need to be protected when they work from various dangers and hazards. For example a teacher of design and technology is in danger as there are many different machines that students might not know how to use properly and they could be putting themselves in a risk. Health and Safety at a Paper factory In a Paper factory there are many different hazards and if not trained properly then the paper factory could be a very dangerous place for someone to work at. Firstly it is vital that staff that are recruited to work there are full trained and have gone through the whole health and safety guide as there are many ways in which staff can harm themselves. ...read more.

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3. Significant Risk relatively easy to avoid a problem but one might arise if care were not taken. E.g. hoists, portable generators, cranes, foundation construction. Electricity at Work Regulations All electricity systems should be maintained safe and visual checked before use to prevent such as electric shock or burn. Electrical equipment must be maintained in good and safe condition and checked regularly by a qualified person. unsafe equipment should be removed from use and reported. Reporting of injuries, Diseases Management of Health Safety and Welfare Regulations Is there evidence to show that the employer has carried out risk assessments that consider the processes involved, the number of personnel exposed , current legal requirements and current safety procedures. Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations Has the employer considered the work environment with regard to ventilation, temperature, lighting, cleanliness, size and space? Furthermore has consideration been given to the provision of adequate sanitary provisions to include water closets, washing, drinking and changing facilities? Display Screen Equipment Regulations What efforts have been taken to assess the risk of musculoskeletal injury, visual fatigue and stress arising from the use of Display Screen Equipment? Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations Has the employer carried out a suitable assessment of the equipment supplied to determine how suitable it is for use and how easy it is to maintain? ...read more.

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