Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the recommendations in the above captioned preliminary audit report. We agreed with some of your recommendations, and have begun to make the necessary improvements to our existing course of actions in establishing control procedures to ensure that elevator inspections and tests are performed on schedule. As your report indicated, the objective of the State of New York, Office of the State Comptroller’s audit is Elevator Safety. The Department of Buildings oversees the safe operation and inspection of approximately 71,000 elevators and related devices throughout the City of New York. We view your input as assistance in advancing our commitment to providing quality public service while …show more content…
DOB should analyze its data reports on a regular basis to determine which elevators have no record of inspection. DOB’s Response: The Department partially agrees with this recommendation. Improving the Department’s elevator inspection and follow-up activities is vital to public safety, and we continue to seek ways to improve our inspection program, as noted in the following: • In January 2013, the Department established the Elevator Clustering Program, which enables DOB staff to generate routes on a consistent basis, and in clusters throughout the City. Each cluster receives a periodic inspection the same month each calendar year. • DOB NOW: Safety Elevator was introduced in November 2015, and when fully implemented, will allow more reliable, accurate information that can identify elevators with no inspection records or uninspected devices. • Additionally, DOB will issue a failure to comply violations within 90 days of not having access to a device, which hopefully will encourage compliance. Recommendation 2: DOB should identify and maintain an ongoing log of “No Access” inspection attempts by the contracted inspectors as they occur; monitor these elevators, addressing their disposition promptly; require that a DOB inspector be dispatched to conduct a survey inspection; and if neither a contracted or a DOB inspector gains access to the property, stronger procedures should be implemented to achieve compliance. DOB’s Response: The Department does
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Answer – If there is ever any doubt that health and safety/risk management procedures and practices are not being adhered to, then immediate action is required. Within my workplace we have a responsible individual who ensures that risk assessments
Before I start work, I ensure that the environment is spacious to avoid any accidents. By ensuring that the floor is dry and clear of any obstruction or material that could result to risk of an accident to both the service user and member of staff in line with Health and Safety first Aids Regulations 1987. I carry out checks on the residential areas and on the surroundings, fire checks and parked the wheelchairs and Zimmer frames in their appropriate places to avoid any accidents. I check to see that all doors and windows were locked and secured and areas are hazard
health and safety procedures and practises should be under continual scrutiny and areas for improvement should be monitored and dealt with. A good method of monitoring & improving are health, safety and security procedures are visually. Check visitors have signed in the visitor’s book, look for items blocking fire exits or hallways, wet signs are in place during cleaning, COSHH cupboards are kept locked, medication trolleys are secure, hoists are clean and stored in a correct storage place. Policies and procedures need to be reviewed regularly to ensure they are still relevant, circumstances in workplace can change and new risk assessments will need to be put in place or old ones reviewed. Policies and procedures may need evaluating and developing
1.2 Identify the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in the work setting
Staff carry out daily opening and closing checks must be done to make sure the premises is safe a secure for all at the setting.
Facilities – we check the facilities every day for any hazards or dangers such as wet floors/hall way and any hazards that could cause accidents such as tripping over objects or slipping on wet floors. We must make sure all exits are clear and accessible in case of a fire alarm or emergencies. We check the indoor/outdoor environment
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At first, the cables which hold the elevator steady is nearly broken, it could not bear the weight of twelve people. However, all elevators will install the emergency brake to stop the falling. It is non-functional at that time. Two issues can be easily detected at the maintenance check, but the defendant could not discover the potential danger. They could violate the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance (CAP 327) and subsidiary regulations and Electricity Ordinance (CAP 406) and subsidiary regulations because of the careless testing and
Take the stairs to the first floor. Check the stairwell lights and security camera. On the first floor, check the sales area. Make sure that all sales models are in place. Call it in if any of the models are not in their designated places. In the break room, check for personal items, and call the maintenance staff if any clean-ups are needed. Check the windows, equipment, and bathroom in Bert’s office; check to make sure his private entrance door is locked. If he is there, make a note on the security round sheet. Make sure his door is locked if he is not there. Make sure the door of the equipment room is locked. Check the restrooms, and call maintenance if any clean-ups are needed. Check to make sure the back exit door is locked and that the fire alarm auto lock release is on. In the reception area, check to make sure that the alarm system is turned on. Check to make sure the front door is locked. Check all security cameras.
Decreased incident rate 50% within 3 months and overall accident rate 80% by working in tandem with Senior Safety Coordinator to design and facilitate general safety programs. Restructured safety manuals to align with OSHA standards.