In my work place we ensure the safety of our staff and the young people who attend the college by following The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the employers duty to put policies and procedures into place to ensure that our setting is meeting the standards of the Health and Safety at Work Act. We follow this act by ensuring the building and environment around the building is well maintained, clean and safe for the young people and staff to use. We have systems in place to ensure the safety of the young people and staff that attend the building, such as the Fire Alarm system (which is tested once every two weeks), the signing in book (all visitors, staff and students must use the signing in book when they arrive in the building and
I ensure staff are kept safe within their day to day work by ensuring that they work to Health and Safety Law and Legislation and that this is kept up to date. I ensure risk assessments are in place and reviewed regularly for any changes or updates. I ensure staff are all treated equally and are given the same choices.
Also employers should provide up to date courses on health and safety to ensure that staff know how to keep themselves and others safe in the workplace and any outside visitors or customers that come in and to be able to co-operate with their employers. Also make sure they are following safety rules like using equipment safely, ensuring materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported, to provide a safe working environment for employers, to provide a written safety policy/risk assessment, also staff should know what to do in case of an accident occurring at work or how to report any safety risks.
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
Check we are fulfilling health and safety policies and risk assessment appropriately, keep them up to date and modify them whenever it is necessary.
Employers, managers and supervisors should all ensure that workplace practices reflect the risk assessment and safety statement. Behavior, the way in which everyone works, must reflect the safe working practices laid down in these documents. Supervisory checks and audits should be carried out to determine how well the aims set down are being achieved. Corrective action should be taken when required. Additionally, if a workplace is provided for use by others. The safety statement must also set out the safe work practices that are relevant to them. Hence, it is
Training should be given in such a way that hazardous situations can be avoided. For example: Lengthening of working day, removal of taking screening breaks etc for meeting deadlines should be avoided. You must ensure that the significant hazards are identified, and that the actual working practices are addressed and if need be, changed so as to reduce any risk. This is both the responsibility of the employer and employee, for example it is the employees responsibility to familiarise themselves with the hazards and risks in their workplace.
Identify hazards, assess risks and risk control measures. Any kind of business you are, there is always the possibility of an accident or damage to someone's health. All work exposes people to hazards. Loads which have to be manually handled; dangerous machinery; toxic substances; electricity; working with display screen equipment or even psychological hazards such as stress. The reason there’s not even more accidents and diseases caused in the work place is because systems of prevention which are in place which have been built up over generations. Most accidents happen because they have not been prevented. Essentially you have to ensure absence of risk to safety and health of employees and others 'so far as is reasonably practicable'.
-Ensuring the security of their workers, carry out a risk assessment and then take action to reduce the chances of those risks arising, for instance monitoring CCTV cameras.
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As part of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other regulations, every setting that employs five or more staff must have a safety policy. The policy will cover emergency procedures in the event of fire, accident or other emergencies. Fire and evacuation drills are also a requirement of every EYFS settings in England. The following are steps to take in the event of fire:
There are many procedures, but the last procedure that I am going to look at is Gas Leak. There are many ways or things that are needed to be taken under consideration in order to maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment. As in the event of gas leak or the suspected gas leak, all the staff must extinguish all naked flames and do not switch ON or OFF any electrical appliances including lights. Do not operate any electrical switches, either "ON" or
Employers must provide a safe working environment and equipment / uniform / signs to ensure the employees are as safe as they can be. Customers are also provided with a safe store to shop in and measures are put in place to ensure everyone’s safety in kept in tact
Just recently, All Weather Windows Commercial Ltd., has purchased a smaller company with a large glass manufacturing facility. This smaller company has approximately 150 employees that now work under our organization. Throughout this assignment, I will focus on basic safety initiatives to implement into the new facility. The reason I chose to focus on implementing basic safety initiatives, is based on the fact, this new facility is populated with many plant workers and has to now adopt my organization safety program.