straight forward health and safty advice
People must be aware of risks and the workplace precautions where they
New employees or those who have been transferred from other operations, must be informed of all
the relevant health and safety matters, risk control systems and workplace precautions that are
particular to their work and/or their workplace.
This should include instruction and training about machinery, articles and/or substances for use at
work and/or risks relating to the workplace.
Get to know those who work with or for you, by taking an interest in
their competencies and their future development. Understanding
people in this way will achieve greater safety and efficiency and will
reap benefits in all areas.
Make sure that employees always look at the cable and plug on
electrically operated portable work equipment before they use it, and
make sure that it has been P.A.T. tested recently. They should check
that the cable and plug are free of defects; they are suitable for the duty required and are safe to
use. Do not allow them to use equipment if it has a damaged cable or plug. Make sure that the
correct type of socket is used.
Never allow work to be done on any equipment and/or services unless there is a suitable means of
isolating it from all its sources of energy. This means establishing a break in the energy supply and
ensuring that inadvertent reconnection is not possible by using a padlock to lock it off. This may
include electricity, hydraulic, high-pressure water or steam systems. If more than one person is
doing work on isolated equipment, they must use a locking device with multiple locks and keys;
with each person having their own lock and key.
Raise heath and safety standards in the workplace by offering positive guidance, and motivating
people by checking as the work is done. In this way health and safety will reach and maintain an
acceptable standard. A high standard is in everyone’s interest.