In this report I am going to be talking about the role of the Health and Safety Officer in Kingston College. In this report I am going to be explaining the Health and Safety Officer’s role and responsibilities, the college’s workplace policies, the legislations that are linked to his responsibilities and the implications if these legislations are not followed.
2 Responsibilities of the Health and Safety Officer
The main responsibility of the Health and Safety Officer is to look after the health and safety of engineering and science. He makes sure that all of the students and staff are safe from potential risks within the working environment e.g. from hazardous chemicals, faulty equipment and also the equipment and facilities that are being used must be checked to make sure that they are safe to work in. He also has two other responsibilities. Which I will be talking about below.
Responsibility 1: He does Health and Safety expectations where he checks all of the classrooms and facilities to make sure that there are no risk such as a faulty floorboard. He also checks the fire escape routes to see if there safe to use in case of an emergency and he also checks all of the electrical equipment to see if they are safe to use. He also has to carry out risk assessments to make sure activities which the staff and students do are safe. He assesses every activity and decides what the potential risks are and how to deal with these risks and how to eliminate these risks to make sure that they do
Bibliography: http://kingston-college.ac.uk/images/pdfs/policies/Health%20and%20Safety%20Policy.pdf, ‘Health and Safety Policy’.