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Unit 641
State why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used relating to types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation, occupational use and the general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
– Local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
See Training Hand-out section 1, pages 1, 2 & 3
Why do we need PPE and safety equipment?

The purpose of PPE is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls
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It includes all the risks identified in the risk assessment and the measures needed to control those risks. This allows the job to be properly planned and resourced.’ A method statement is a ‘safe system of work’.
See Training Hand-out section 1, page 6
How do you know that you are working to the method statements for the job that you are doing on your site?

State the organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare, in relation to:
– dealing with accidents and emergencies associated with the work and environment
– methods of receiving or sourcing information
– reporting
– stopping work
– evacuation
– fire risks and safe exit procedures
- consultation and feedback.
How would YOU deal with an accident and emergency?

How do YOU receive information and updates on site on a regular basis?
We have a weekly toolbox talk.

How do YOU Report problems, hazards or just ask questions on site?
Have a talk with my supervisor and/or site manager.

Give an example when YOU may need to stop working?
In case of a fire alarm on site.
What is the evacuation procedure on this site in the event of an emergency?, please state exactly what do you have to do.
In case of an emergency I follow the route indicated to the safety spot/meeting point.

Why do you need to be consulted on matters of Health, Safety and Welfare?

How do

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