health and saftey - legislations

What does HSE stand for?
Health and Safety Executive.
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What does COSHH stand for?
Control of Substances Hazdrous to Health
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What must employers do under COSHH to ensure the risks to health are managed?
Employers must complete risk assessments in conjunction with the COSHH data sheets, put measures into place to prevent injury or ill health. And provide staff training.
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What controls could an employer put in place under COSHH?
Eliminate the use of a harmful product or substance and use a safer one, Use a safer form of the product, e.g. paste rather than powder, Provide PPE, have to monitor and make adjustments to the COSHH assessment with involvement of the employees.
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Where would you find the PPE requirements for a hazardous chemical?
you would find it on the products safety data sheet which is also known as COSHH
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Who is responsible for health & safety at work under the health & safety at work Act?
Employer and Employee
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What does HASAWA stand for?
Health and Safety at Work Act
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Under HASAWA what should you do if you are worried about health & safety at work?
Talk to your employer, supervisor, or health and safety representative
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What should your employer provide free of charge under HASAWA?
Give you the health and safety training you need to do your job. Provide you with any equipment and protective clothing you need, and ensure it is properly looked after.
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What 4 things are you (employee) responsible for under HASAWA?
follow the training you have recieved, take responsible care for you and others safety, co-operate with your employer on health and safety, tell your employer, superviser, health and safety representive if you think their are dangers
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What is RIDDOR?
Reporting Accidents and Incidents at Work
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Under RIDDOR what 4 events must be recorded?
• Work-related accidents which cause death • Work-related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries) • Diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases • Certain ‘dangerous occurrences’ (incidents with potential to cause harm
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If you sustained an injury at work how many days would you have to be off work for it to be reportable to the HSE under RIDDOR?
7 Days
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Under RIDDOR, what are the types of reportable injurys?
Death and Specified injuries to workers (A fracture other than finger and toes and crush injuries leading to organ damage or something that requires being in hospital for more than 24 hours.
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Name 3 Reportable occupational diseases?
• Severe cramp of the hand or forearm • Occupational dermatitis • Hand-arm vibration syndrome
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When would you report an accident involving a member of the public?
Work-related accidents involving members of the public or people who are not at work must be reported if a person is injured, and is taken from the scene of the accident to hospital for treatment to that injury.
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What are reportable dangerous occurences? and what is an examle?
Dangerous occurrences are certain, specified ‘near-miss’ events (incidents with the potential to cause harm.) Not all such events require reporting. workplace being shut down for more than 24 hours becuase of a fire.
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Employer must keep an _______________,.You must produce _________ records when asked by HSE, local authority or ORR inspectors.
accident book, RIDDOR
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What does PUWER stand for?
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998 (PUWER)
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What does PUWER aim to do?
The regulations aim to ensure that all equipment is: • Suitable for its intended purpose • Regularly maintained to ensure safety • Only used by people who have received adequate training • Inspected by a competent worker.
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PUWER applies to which 3 groups?
Employers • Self-employed people and the equipment they control or use • Those who are employed to supervise or manage the use of equipment operated by others.
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Who does PUWER not apply to?
Equipment used by the public
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