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1. Organisation And Lines Of Responsibility
2. Fire Safety
3. Electrical Safety
4. First Aid
7. Manual Handling
8. Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health
9. Protective Clothing
10. Visual Display Screen Equipment
13. Visitors & Contractors
14. Risk Assessments
The Management of Health and Safety at Work
Arrangements For Health & Safety
First Aid & Accident Reporting
Company Risk Assessments
What is a Risk Assessment?
Why are they necessary?
Who should do them?
When should they be done?
How do you perform a risk assessment?
How do you assess risk levels?
Burns and Smoke Inhalation
Electrical and Gas Burns
Hot Water Burns
Cuts from Plant
Cuts from Broken Glass
Personal Harm from Chemicals
Falls on slippery floors
Falls on obstructed floors
Falls down stairs/steps
Contact with Electricity
Manual Handling Injuries
Collision with others
Injuries from objects falling
Falls from heights
Burns from Electricity
Escape of gas
Airborne Harmful Substances
Working in Isolation
Handling of hazchem spillage
Blood borne pathogens
Injury from VDU use
Water Safety and Pathogens
Entanglement with equipment
Failure/Collapse of Lifting Equipment
General use of vehicles and vehicle safety
Use and handling of Liquid Petroleum Gas
2. Risk Assessment Procedure
b. Who is at Risk?
c. Existing Control Measures
d. Proposed Action
e. Record your Findings
3. Review your Assessment Annually
Appendix 1: Risk Assessment Procedure Form RA1
Appendix 2: Risk Assessment Procedure Form RA2
Personal Protective Equipment
Information, Instruction and Training
Adjusting Your Workstation
Work Breaks and Job Design
Eyes and Eye-sight
The Work Environment
Display Screens and Health
1.1 General Safety Requirements
1.3 Risk Assessment
1.5 Permits to Work
1.6 Working on or in the vicinity of high temperature Hot Water (HTHW) Systems.
1.7 Working in the vicinity of Sprinkler system.
1.8 Protection against Noise.
1.9 Protection against fire.
1.10 Hazardous Substances and Materials
1.11 Contractors General Plant and Equipment.
1.12 Accident Treatment/Accident Reporting/First Aid Facilities.
1.13 Abrasive Wheels.
1.14 Excavations and Openings.
1.15 Confined Spaces.
1.16 Electrical Equipment.
1.17 Cranes, Hoists, Platforms etc.
1.18 Working at Heights.
1.19 Compressed Gas Cylinders.
1.20 Welfare Facilities.
1.23 Safety Harnesses.
1.24 Non English Speaking Personnel.
1.25 Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Temporary Plant and Services.
1.26 Personal Protective Equipment.
1.27 Appointments by the Contractor.
1.28 Manual Handling.
1.29 Re- use of Metal Drums.
1.30 Emergency Procedures.
1.31 Provision and use of Work Equipment.
1.32 Hygienic Maintenance.
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