Essay about Unit 43 - Use Office Equipment

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Unit 43 - Use Office Equipment

1. Identify different types of equipment and their uses

There are many different types of office equipment. The main equipment in an office that can be found is:

• Computers • Telephones • Printers • Photocopiers

Computers can be used on a daily basis for tasks such as sending and receiving emails, using the internet and company personal sites to use information and equipment and policies to help complete tasks.

Telephones help us to keep in contact with many clients/ customers and many members of staff within the company, this can help when a conversation is needed in detail and it is quicker and easier to give them a call that way if they do not answer
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Improper usage can also cancel the warranty, which causes unnecessary replacement costs for the organization. Also those instructions from the manufacturer are there for a reason for both the heath and safety of the person using the equipment but the people around them and also to make sure that the equipment can continue to work to the best of its ability.

2.2 Explain the purpose of following organisational instructions when using equipment

The purpose of following organisational instructions when using equipment is because it's for employees Health and safety and also to be able to know what to do in certain situations when something goes wrong with the equipment. Organisational procedures are there to protect the health and safety of all workers and make sure that problems are dealt with by the appropriate person. If you do not follow these then you could potentially hurt yourself or other members of staff around you .

2.3 Identify health and safety procedures when using equipment

Thebigword has its own Health and Safety procedures when working with equipment and other members off staff. There are responsibilities required all members of staff regarding Health and Safety:

• Take reasonable care for their own Health and Safety and that of others
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