Introduction: : 1 Introduction: Your health and safety whilst working at (Company Name) is of the utmost importance
We recognise that without your co-operation, all our efforts could be worthless - safety is a two way responsibility. All our Managers and Supervisors are responsible for the safety of employees in their charge and must ensure the Policy and Procedures are made known and observed.
You are responsible for acting in a safe manner and must take all reasonable care with regard to fellow employees and report any hazard which cannot be easily and safely controlled. Health & Safety policy : 2 Health & Safety policy A copy of the Company Safety Policy can be found on the Health & Safety Notice board.
The Company accepts the provision of a safe and healthy working environment as one of its major objectives and provides the organisation, advice, appropriate resources and training to meet this commitment.
Provision has been made for effective consultations with appointed Safety Representatives concerning hazards and incidents in order to prevent damage or injury
and promote health and
safety at work. Joint Responsibilities: : 3 Joint Responsibilities: Working for induction services should be a safe and healthy occupation but this can only be achieved by co-operation between all employees of the Company. Please help us to ensure that your working conditions are as healthy and safe as possible. Section 7 HASAWA ‘74 “ it shall be the duty of every employee whilst at work:
to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work, and to co-operate with their employer so far as is necessary to enable that duty to be performed or complied with.’’ Evacuation Procedure: : 4 Evacuation Procedure: Raising the alarm: On detection of an emergency e.g. fire or smoke GENERAL Break the glass at one of the red alarm buttons located around the site on walls and corridors adjacent to the fire exit doors. Leave the building as quickly as possible and report to the assembly point. Report to your supervisor or Shift Manager the location of the incident. Slide 5: 5 Evacuation rules: All evacuation alarms should be treated as real until proven otherwise. All personnel should leave the building immediately by the nearest exit. Do not Panic. Do not attempt to gather personal belongings. Assemble at your muster point beside the Security Lodge and await the roll call. Ensure you are accounted for. Do not leave this point or go back into the building until you are told to do so. Slide 6: 6 Evacuation rules: Listen for announcements, you could be given instructions for your safety. The instruction for re-entering the building will be given by your Marshall who has been authorised by the Shift Manager on site on advice from Emergency Services. Smoking: : 7 Smoking: New Laws came into force in the UK in 2006 and 2007 prohibiting smoking in the workplace. It is now unlawful to smoke in the workplace, including company vehicles, and most confined public spaces !! Housekeeping: : 8 Housekeeping: Most falls are slips and trips at floor level - not falls from high places.
The working areas must be kept clean and tidy at all times. Cleanliness and tidiness do much to promote a safe and healthy working environment.
Each individual employee has a responsibility for maintaining a good standard of housekeeping in their work area. Slide 9: 9 Six Pack Regulations The Management of Health & Safety at Work 1992 Regulations
The Health & Safety (Display Screen) Equipment Regulations
The Manual Handling of Operations Regulations
The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations Slide 10: 10 MANUAL HANDLING Prepared by Induction Services
Health and Safety Department Slide 11: 11 Transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force Lifting
Catching Manual Handling Slide 12: 12 Working Days Lost (Millions) Latest HSE figures show 55 million days lost per year through back problems at a cost to industry of £90 million/year Slide 13: 13 Injury Types Injuries occur when the effort required to handle the load is too great for some part of the body. Acute - caused by an immediate failure of a bone, ligament or muscle
Chronic - caused by by repeated actions carried out over weeks, months or even years Injuries caused by the load falling onto or trapping part of the handler or someone nearby.
Injuries caused by the handler falling. Slide 14: 14 Manual handling injuries Ruptured discs
Sprained and inflamed tendons
Cuts and crushing to parts of the body e.g. when load is dropped on fingers and toes. Slide 15: 15 When ever possible utilise a mechanical aid.
Carry the load close to the body.
Avoid stooping, reaching, twisting.
Minimise the vertical lifting distance.
Minimise the distance the load is carried.
Reduce the size and weight to assist in handling.
Increase stability to prevent sudden movement and unpredictability.
Wear suitable Personal protective equipment. Handling Tips Slide 16: 16 Correct Lifting Procedure Planning and preparation Lifting Move the load Lower the load Deal with problems POWER SQUAT KENETIC Slide 17: 17 Planning & Preparation Consider what you are lifting. Where you are putting it. How are you going to get it there.
Assess the weight and centre of gravity of the load.
Assess the size of the load. Can you grip it firmly and safely.
Will it block your view.
Can you lift the load yourself or will it involve a team effort.
Check you may need to wear P.P.E. gather these requirements.
Plan your route and remove any obstructions.
Can you maintain a firm grip of the load.
Consider a resting place if carrying over a great distance. Slide 18: 18 Lifting Always lift adopting the correct posture.
Bend the knees slowly keeping the back straight.
Lean slightly forward if necessary.
Get a firm grip with the hands around the base of the load.
Keep shoulders level without twisting or turning.
Bring the load to waist height as smooth as possible. Slide 19: 19 Lowering the load Reverse procedure for lifting.
Avoid crushing fingers or toes.
Position and secure load after putting it down.
Deal with problems reporting to your line manager. Machine Safety: : 20 Machine Safety: Under the HASAWA it is an offence to interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of Health & Safety. Employees must not interfere with guards. Guards must not be made inoperative or removed Unless by an authorised person. If you are unsure how to operate a machine, or you are asked to operate a machine you have not used before, ask your supervisor for training. Machine Safety: : 21 Machine Safety: DO NOT
Use a machine unless you are authorised and trained to do so.
Attempt to clean a machine in motion - switch it off and isolate the power.
Use a machine which has a danger sign or tag attached. Danger signs should be removed only by an authorised person who is satisfied that the machine or process is safe.
Wear dangling chains, loose clothing, rings or long hair which could get caught up in moving parts.
Distract people who are using machines.
Use a machine if you are unfit due to medical or other causes. Personal Protective Equipment : 22 Faulty or damaged PPE must be reported to supervisor immediately. You are responsible for the cleanliness maintenance & inspection prior to use. Protective equipment must be signed for on receipt, must fit and be worn correctly. Provided as necessary suited specifically to task. Personal Protective Equipment Certain tasks require the wearing of PPE;
Eye and face protection.
Gloves & footwear. DO NOT go hoe in work wear Safety Footwear: : 23 Safety Footwear: Safety footwear is provided.
You must wear safety footwear at all times within all production areas.
Office staff are required to wear safety footwear when entering production areas. Electrical Safety: : 24 Electrical Safety: NEVER attempt to repair electrical faults yourself. There are strict legal requirements on the competence of persons employed to carry out electrical maintenance work. Electrical Safety : 25 Electrical Safety Periodic checks are made on all electrical equipment.
You can help by:
Checking for cracks, breaks or exposed wires prior to using any electrical equipment. Avoid kinks in cables and overloading sockets.
Switching off and unplugging electrical equipment if not in use or
A fuse blows.
Equipment appears faulty or fails.
A plug appears cracked or broken or wires are exposed.
Equipment and/or wiring overheats.
DO NOT use portable equipment unless it bears a current safety test label.
Any faults must be reported to the Maintenance Dept. Lift Trucks(including powered pallet trucks): : 26 Lift Trucks(including powered pallet trucks): General Rules on Lift Trucks:
Maximum speed - 5mph.
No unauthorised persons to operate lift trucks.
Carrying passengers is not permitted (except in exceptional circumstances).
Pedestrians must take extra care in the vicinity of lift trucks. Walking behind moving trucks must be avoided.
Pedestrians must keep to the recognised signed paths and walkways where lift trucks are in operation. Ladders (including step ladders): : 27 Ladders (including step ladders): Where ladders have to be used, checks must be made to ensure they cannot slip and that treads are not damaged or missing. If using the lean-to type, ladders should be angled one foot out to every four feet up. DO NOT:
Use faulty or broken steps or ladders.
Climb on fixtures, chairs, window sills, boxes, machines etc.
Rest ladders against insecure objects.
Place ladders where they can cause a tripping or falling hazard.
Position ladders near moving machinery or hazardous objects. All ladders are tagged. Do not use if the tag is removed or out of date. Slide 28: 28 Knife Policy Only company approved and supplied knives are permitted on site.
Personal and ‘Stanley’
type knives are prohibited.
Employees issued with a knife are responsible for its condition and location.
Knives in poor condition should be reported to management.
Damaged knives must be disposed in Sulo bins which are emptied mechanically.
Employees found misusing knives shall be subject to company disciplinary procedures. Accidents &Incidents : 29 Accidents &Incidents Report all accidents or injury to your supervisor or Shift Manager. Report all dangerous occurrences or near misses. All details must be recorded. For investigation to establish root cause. Slide 30: 30 First Aid: Summon a first aider Through the PA system or a Team Leader or Supervisor Report injury to Shift Manager. Enter details in Accident book. Slide 31: 31 Safety Signs Yellow / Black means Slide 32: 32 Safety Signs Yellow / Black means HAZARD Slide 33: 33 Safety Signs Yellow / Black means SLIPPERY FLOOR
MEN WORKING OVERHEAD Slide 34: 34 Safety Signs Blue / White means Slide 35: 35 Safety Signs Blue / White means You
MUST Mandatory Signs : 36 Mandatory Signs Ear protection Respiratory
protection Eye protection Slide 37: 37 Safety Signs Red / Black / White means Slide 38: 38 Safety Signs Red / Black / White means You
NOT Slide 39: 39 Safety Signs Red / Black / White means ??? Slide 40: 40 Safety Signs Green / White means Slide 41: 41 Safety Signs Green / White means Safe
Condition Slide 42: 42 Safety Signs Green / White means EMERGENCY EXIT
1st AID ROOM Slide 43: 43 COSHH C ontrol
H azardous to
H ealth Slide 44: 44 COSHH Reason:
Protect our Health Slide 45: 45 COSHH How can we absorb chemicals? Slide 46: 46 COSHH How can we absorb chemicals?
Inhalation - Breathing
Ingestion - Swallow
Absorption - Through the skin Slide 47: 47 COSHH How can we PREVENT danger from chemicals
Inhalation - Breathing
Use PPE correctly
Ingestion - Swallow
Avoid contact with mouth
Absorption - Through the skin
Use PPE, Avoid Contact, Wash skin immediately after contact Chemical Safety: : 48 Chemical Safety: Variety of chemicals used. All products containing chemical elements are labeled Orange with black background. Non hazardous wherever possible. COSHH manuals in all departments. Toxic