Cuts from Broken Glass

Hazard:

Cuts from broken glass

Control Methods:

Elimination

 

Training

 

Safe System

 

Personal Protective Equipment

Persons at Risk:

Delete as appropriate

 

Staff

 

Third Party Contractors

 

Members of the Public

 

Emergency Services

Risk Rating:

4 x 3 = 12

 

Existing Controls:

Insert Details As Introduced

Recommended Controls:

1. All glass waste must be placed in covered bins and glass is not allowed to be thrown into general waste containers unprotected.

2. Waste bins must be carried to the external waste area so that broken glass does not have to be removed until it is decanted into the external skips.

3. Broken glass damage must be reported to the Operations Manager and controlled clearance must only be by trained staff wearing adequate personal protective clothing.

4. The minimum protective clothing for the clearance of broken glass is a pair of heavy-duty gloves and eye goggles.

5. Any bins used for glass waste should be lined with heavy-duty plastic sacks to prevent glass fragments being released when the waste is decanted into the waste skip.

6. Glass equipment must only be located in areas where there is no risk of personal contact. For example glass bulbs must only be fixed above head height where people have to pass as there would otherwise be a risk of head injuries.

 

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This information is derived from the Health & Safety Manual and Kit
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