HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health & safety assignment
Candidate name ... Simon...Bunn .......
1. Identify your duties under Hasawa (HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT) You must adhere to carrying out construction operations.
You are responsible for your own health, either by your direct actions and safety, must take adequate Steps to ensure it.
You are also required to take reasonable care for the health and Safety of those that work around you, either by your direct actions or omissions.
You must also work with your employer or anyone else to ensure that all legal obligations are met.
You must not interfere with or misuse anything that is provided for health and safety. Any accidents or hazards must be reported to the foreman immediately. You must use any equipment or Safeguards provided by your employer.
2. What does coshh stand for and what are the main risks whilst carrying out construction operations?
COSHH stands to the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health. The risks to individuals involve direct contact with a hazardous substance which could cause disease, skin Irritation or burning, these symptoms Could also occur through inhalation. There are also more generic risks that Can occur through contamination, this could be by a product directly or as part of a by-product of the original substance like waste.
3. Name the mandatory PPE to be worn whilst carrying out any construction operations. Basic PPE would take the form of Safety boots, hard hat and high viz. Depending on the job trade and environment more specialized items might be required eg. Safety Spectacles or goggles, earplugs or defenders, mask or respiratory system, gloves. etc.
4. What does PUWER stand for and name some of equipment it covers. PUWER Stands for Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations This is wide ranging and covers any machinery, appliance, apparatus or tool, mechanical or electrical, that is provided in a
Drills, saws, lifts, jacks, mixers etc.....
5. Identify the correct manual handling technique to be adopted whilst carrying out construction operations.
Your feet should be shoulder width apart with one foot slightly in front Of the other with knees bent and back straight keeping arms as close to the body as possible, using as much of the hand as you can to get a firm grip. Lifting manually should only be used if it is the only practical option.
6. Identify what risk assessment is and think of a scenario where one would be put into place whilst carrying out construction operations.
Risk assessment is identifying a potential hazard and who or what that hazard places at risk. Once identified it is necessary identify how tickly it is to occur. If necessary you need to introduce measures to negate or at least reduce the risk. Once in place such measures need to be constantly monitored and maintained.
7. Identify potential hazards that are likely to occur whilst carrying out construction operations.
There are a myriad of potential hazards to both employees and the public whilst carrying out construction operations. These
Could include personal injury to an employee from manual handling, contamination from hazardous substances, flesh wounds
resulting from misuse of tools/machinery or from faulty machinery, there is also the risk of tripping or falling when working at height. These are just general hazards. There are a lot more specific ones relating to specialist work. eg. White finger from excessive use of vibrating Machinery.
8. list the types of fire extinguishers available the colour coding for each and type of fire they can extinguish.
Water - Red for class A fires ie. Not electrical as water Is conductive or oil / fat fires as it could cause an explosion. Foam - Cream mainly for class B fires if no liquid is flowing but can also be used on class C if the gas is in a liquid form Carbon Dioxide CO2 - Black primarily for electrical fires but Can be used on Class...
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