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.
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is the responsibility of us all
matter where we are or what we are doing each of us must take great care in our
actions and those of others.
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.
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.
make you and others as safe as possible we have listed below some of the rules
that you must always follow.
If you see someone behaving unsafely report them straight away to a member of Staff.
and machinery are not play things so do not touch them without permission.
suitable clothing and footwear during practical
the guards on machines to protect you always. Check to make sure that loose
clothing or long hair is covered, tucked in or tied back.
bangles, bracelets, rings and jewellery must not be worn.
goggles or face shields must be worn at all times when using machines and at
times when instructed.
run, shout or try to distract others.
machine should be on, altered or used unless permission has been given by a
member of Staff.
one person will operate any machine at one time. Do not try to talk to someone
using a machine and stay clear of that area around it.
you have to carry things around, keep sharp or pointed objects facing towards
the ground. If it is something big or hot then warn others and get assistance.
equipment with respect. The correct tools must be used for the task and always
returned to a correct and safe place after use.
using knives or any cutting tool, never put your hand in front of
you see an accident, or have one yourself, no matter how small, report it
immediately to a member of Staff.
Never try to use tools and equipment in a way that has not been demonstrated to you.
sure you are familiar with fire and building evacuations.
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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