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Saftey ni the workshop

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When completing a project for example circuit board clamp there are certain "laws" and college procedures that must be carried out at all times. I'm firstly going to be looking at "The Health and Safety Act 1974", this is the regulations on how to keep safe in a work place. The employees and employers have responsibilities that they must keep to so it can be a safe environment to work in; I'm firstly going to look at the responsibilities for the employer, in this case would be the college. The Act places a general duty to "ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees". Employers must comply with the Act. They must: * Provide and maintain safety equipment and safe systems of work. * Ensure materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported. * Provide information, training, instruction and supervision. Ensure staff are aware of instructions provided by manufacturers and suppliers of equipment. * Provide a safe place of employment. * Provide a safe working environment. * Provide a written safety policy/risk assessment. * Look after health and safety of others * Talk to safety representatives Also an employer is forbidden to charge his/her employees for ...read more.


clean or remove swarf from the machine while it's running * Wear safety glasses when it is necessary to * Never leave the machine while it is running * Isolate power supply when changing and setting up cutters I am now going to look at C.O.S.H.H., this means CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZOURDOS TO HEALTH C.O.S.H.H is a set of UK regulations about the handling of chemicals in a work place, A C.O.S.H.H form should be supplied with any chemicals to where it is delivered and always be available to all members of staff handling it. It contains guidelines on what should be done if the chemical comes into contact with skin and other safety precautions. It should also come with warnings stating whether the chemical is any of the following: * Irratant * Flammable * Poisonous * Corrosive * Enviromental toxicity To comply with COSHH employers currently need to follow these eight steps Step 1 Assess the risks Step 2 Decide what precautions are needed Step 3 Prevent or adequately control exposure Step 4 Ensure that control measures are used and maintained Step 5 Monitor the exposure Step 6 Carry out appropriate health surveillance Step 7 Prepare plans and procedures to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies Step ...read more.


signs: Manual lifting is also a part of our personal safety as back injuries is one of the most common industrial injuries, so certain rules need to be put in place when lifting heavy objects on our own. The old limit to how much weight a person could lift on their own was 20kg but this rule was changed so the person lifting can asses how much weight they can handle. The general rules for lifting are: * Plan your route and make sure its clear of obstructions * Use gloves to avoid injuries to hands (depending on what your lifting) * Asses weight to your stregnth, don't try too much * If object is too heavy, bulky or just arkward get help * Bend knees and use your leg stregnth * Keep your back straight * Keep arms as straight as possible and as close into your body as possible * Avoid sudden movements and turns of the spine, use your feet * If lifting with a partner choose someone with similar height and stregnth so it is possible to share the weight equally. The sources I used in this essay were: Wikipedia www.dave-cushman.net www.istockphoto.com www.environment.nsw.gov.au http://www.skin-protection.com/ www.walksydneystreets.net/photos/breakfast-point-signs-safety-usg.jpg www.ce-mag.com Unit 2-Engineered Product Assessment Criteria D&E Nathan Sarahs ...read more.

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