INFO1 Chapter 1: Health and Safety

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What is the need for Health and Safety in ICT?
To avoid any health problems and to ensure safety for anyone using ICT.
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How is back pain caused?
Caused by: sitting with incorrect posture.
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How can back pain be prevented?
Using a height adjustable, five-legged, portable chair; using a foot support; lining the screen up and tilted correctly to the users eye level.
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How is Repetitive Strain Injury caused?
Caused by: making small, repeated movements. For example, typing on a keyboard/phone.
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What are the symptoms of RSI?
Aches and pains in the hands, wrists, arms and neck.
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How can RSI be prevented?
Adjusting the chair accordingly; work area should not be cluttered; ergonomic keyboard/mouse; use of wrist rests; keeping wrists straight when typing.
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How is eye strain caused?
Caused by: using the screen for long periods of time; glare from the screen; poor lighting conditions.
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What are the symptoms of eye strain?
Headaches, dizziness, sore/tired.irritated eyes.
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How can eye strain be prevented?
Making sure the screen is clear of dirt; making the size of the text readable; having appropriate lighting; avoiding glare off the screen by using blinds; taking regular breaks; regular eye tests; sit an appropriate distance away from the screen.
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How is stress caused?
Caused from: a difficult-to-use ICT system; too much work/heavy work-load; change in technology/software; loss of work; viruses; and technical problems.
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What is a source of stress? 1
Demands: such as workload, work patterns and work environment.
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What is a source of stress? 2
Control: such as how much say the person has in the way they do their work.
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What are the symptoms of stress?
Anxiety, headaches, feeling sick and depression.
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What is a source of stress? 3
Support: such as the encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleague.
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What is a source of stress? 4
Relationships: such as promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behavior.
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What is a source of stress? 5
Role: such as whether people understand their role with the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles.
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What is a source of stress? 6
Change: such as how organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation.
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How can stress be prevented?
Regular communication between staff and managers to sort out issues; managers checking the staff have a reasonable work load; take a break from ICT after work; try not to take work home; speak to your manager if you feel stressed.
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What kind of factors aid Health and Safety?
Computer screens; appropriate training; chairs; desks and work stations; and keyboards.
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How are computer screens used to comply with Health and Safety?
The screens should: be able to tilt and swivel; be of appropriate height for the user; have a stable image - no flickering; have suitable brightness and contrast; be free from reflection and glare; be of appropriate size for the use.
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How is appropriate training used to comply with Health and Safety?
Training allows: the users should know how to make adjustments to the screen; helps users to understand the regulations; and understand the importance of keeping the screen clear and safe.
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How are chairs used to comply with Health and Safety?
The chairs: should be height-adjustable, portable and have five legs; should have back supports to prevent health issues.
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How are desks and work stations used to comply with Health and Safety?
The desks and work stations: should be big enough for the computer equipment and other paperwork; should be a matte surface to reduce glare.
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What is ergonomic equipment?
Ergonomics refers to the design and functionality of the environment.
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How are keyboards used to comply with Health and Safety?
Ergonomic keyboards prevent the user from experiencing health problems
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How should the lighting be in a room to comply with Health and Safety?
Offices should be well lit with adjustable blinds to control sunlight and glare
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How should the furniture be in a room to comply with Health and Safety?
Chairs should be height adjustable, five-legged, portable chairs.
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How should the work space be in a room comply with Health and Safety?
The work space should have suitable heating and ventilation for the users and computers.
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How should the software comply with Health and Safety?
The software must make tasks easier and be adaptable to the users needs.
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How is back pain caused?

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Caused by: sitting with incorrect posture.

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How can back pain be prevented?

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Card 4

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How is Repetitive Strain Injury caused?

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Card 5

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What are the symptoms of RSI?

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