State why and when health & safety control equipment identified by the principles of protection, should be used relating to 1st & 2nd fixing components,
Setting up & using cutting & shaping machines, the types, purpose and limitations of each type: The work situation, occupational use and the general work environment, in relation to:
- Collective protection measures
- Person protective equipment (PPE)
- repertory protective equipment (RPE)
- Local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
QCF628 3.2 Health and Safety control equipment identified by the principles of protection which should be used relating to the use of first and second fixing components and also the setting up and use of cutting and shaping machines for different purposes in the work situation and general work environment, should not be carried out without personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and local exhaust ventilation (LEV). An operative should always comply with the site procedures and site working methods.PPE kit can slightly vary depending on the specific work conditions.
High visibility jackets, steel toe cap boots and hard hats should be worn at all times. Gloves and goggles are mainly worn while cutting, drilling, angle grinding etc.
Ear protection should also be used when noise exceeds a safe level.
RPE equipment should be used when sanding or using any machine which creates excessive amounts of dust. In the case of hazardous materials dust masks are most effective when one is cleanly shaven and there are several types of filters for different types of materials and chemicals which are used.
When using machines such as chop saws and skill saws LEV systems should be put in place to reduce the amount of potentially harmful dust that can affect the atmosphere in the working environment. Collective protection measures should always take