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Health and saftey in enviroment

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Health and Safety Survey Survey on Health and safety in a local environment. Health and safety is an extremely important topic which every workplace and organisation must concentrate on, as part of my assignment I carried out a survey in the college canteen to identify all the hazards in that environment and all the risks from each hazard. Corridor Upon walking to the canteen I noticed that the corridors were extremely narrow, only enough space to fit two people walking side by side down there, this was no way enough space to fit a wheelchair person comfortably down with enough room for another person passing. Service users are risk of being injured by others banging into them, wheelchair users running into them, wheelchair users hitting themselves on walls, blind service users being pushed around when walking down the corridor and generally all service users finding it difficult to get down the corridor to the canteen. This hazard could be overcome by simply making the corridor wider; this would allow a wheelchair user and another service user to pass comfortably past each other without being at risk of injuring themselves. ...read more.

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This is a hazard for service users with sight problems as they will not be able to navigate through the small spaces and in turn they could trip and injure themselves quite severely, they are highly at risk also at high risk are wheelchair users as there is no way a wheelchair would fit through any of the gaps and so to even try would injure the service user in the wheelchair and the people sat in the chairs. To resolve this unnecessary problem the table and chairs would just need to be spread out more widely so that there would be more space for service users to fit through. People/tables blocking fire exit I also noticed that there were people and tables blocking the fire exit in the canteen, if a fire alarm went off and the building had to be evacuated then service users would firstly find it difficult to get through the tables and chairs blocking the exit and also there would be a crowd of people as a lot of people congregate around them tables. ...read more.

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Radiators As I was walking around the canteen I noticed the heat coming of the radiators was a lot hotter than safe, I then touched them and noticed that they could cause injury to service users. If a service user fell into one and the radiator stays in contact with the skin for longer than a few second then they will have a burn on their skin. Most at risk are wheelchair users as they may know there arm or leg into one when trying to get around the tables and chairs also at risk are blind service users as they may touch one when trying to get through everyone more high risk service users are those with learning difficulties and mental health problems as they may touch the radiators thinking they are harmless and in turn get burnt by them. To overcome this problem a radiator covers would stop access to the radiators, they would still let the heat out but stop skin contact with the radiator also if they are secured properly they shouldn't come off and cause injury. ...read more.

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