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HEALTH AND SEF

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By Daniel Smart 10L2

Health & Safety in ICT

Commonsense Health & Safety rules

(Things you MUST or MUST NOT do)

What you must/must not do

Why?

You must not put water near the computer just in case it is knocked over

Do not stare at the screen for to long

Do not type when hand is in an uncomfortable position or do not type for a large amount of time

Do not leave wires lying around that people could trip over

Water can damage the computer and may give someone an electric shock

Can damage eyes

Can give finger and hand cramp can also damage hand if done excessively  

Someone may break a bone or risk some other injury

Things you found out – from books or the web

What I found out

Why you must/must not do it

The law states that an employer must provide or ensure:

  1. Tilt-able screens
  2. Anti-glare screen filters
  3. Adjustable chairs
  4. Foot supports
  5. Suitable lighting
  6. Workstations are not cramped
  7. When working on a computer there are frequent breaks
  8. Appropriate eye and eyesight tests by an optician

The employer must do this so that his/her staff are safe from injury/damage, short and long term

Source of Information

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/implications/3healthandsafetyrev1.shtml

What I found out

Why you must/must not do it

  1. There should be no trailing wires
  2. Food and drink should not be placed near a machine
  3. Electrical sockets must not be overloaded
  4. There must be adequate space around the machine
  5. Heating and ventilation must be suitable
  6. Lighting must be suitable with no glare or reflections
  7. Benches must be strong enough to support the computers

This must not happen because these things could result in injury or other hazards such as fires

Source of Information

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/implications/3healthandsafetyrev2.shtml

What I found out

Why you must/must not do it

Adjust your chair height to a position that allows your arms to be parallel with the floor when you type.

So that there is no damage to the arms

Source of Information

http://www.grange.oldham.sch.uk/information/health/user_advice.htm

What I found out

Why you must/must not do it

Adjust the angle and height of your backrest to support your lower back. Adjust the tilt of your seat so that your body is inclined slightly forward. This encourages you to sit upright and keep your back straight.

Stop back damage

Source of Information

http://www.grange.oldham.sch.uk/information/health/user_advice.htm

What I found out

Why you must/must not do it

Adjust your screen position so that your eyes look down on it slightly (the top of the screen just below eye level).

Stop eye damage and give you a clearer view of the screen

Source of Information

http://www.grange.oldham.sch.uk/information/health/user_advice.htm

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