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Safety and Hazards

Whenever something is created, used, disposed of, or destroyed, the activities that take place or the subsequent result have the potential to cause injury. Although the possible results that are immediately obvious must be considered, the inclusion of the long term effects upon people and the environment must be made.

Hazards arise from circumstances or situations that have the potential to cause or do harm. It is important to anticipate and measure hazards by means of Risk Assessment. The table shown below provides an example of risk assessment. Its content is specifically related to teaching, but the same individual considerations should be made and ideally recorded by all who participate in practical activities.

flamefast_ani.gif (17468 bytes) RISK ASSESSMENT
Hazard Identification Haz_x Risk_= RA Action
Are the test pieces firmly secure and safe? 2 1 3 OK
Have all cutters been checked for safe use? 2 1 3 OK
Are Test areas clear of any unnecessary hazards? 3 3 9 action taken
Is there a procedure for checking out and checking in tools and equipment? 2 1 3 OK
Are pupils made aware of safety requirements and behaviour during the lesson? 3 1 3 OK
Are pupils made aware of safety requirements and behaviour when machines are used? 3 1 3 OK
Are strategies in place for communications when pupils are wearing ear defenders 3 3 9 action taken
Has safety equipment been checked and issued for the protection of hearing 2 2 4 action taken
Are pupils made aware of safety requirements and behaviour when using heat process equipment 3 1 3 OK

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Safety is the responsibility of us all

 

No matter where we are or what we are doing each of us must take great care in our actions and those of others.

When you enter a practical-based specialist room, it is even more important because of the many different activities that you and others may be involved in.

Accidents are caused by people who do not plan, take proper care or who try to do something without thinking or knowing how dangerous it may be.

To make you and others as safe as possible we have listed below some of the rules that you must always follow.

If you are not sure then ask.  Although we may be concentrating on what we are doing, each of us must take great care in our actions and those of others.

 

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