PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL

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PRINCIPLE OF PREVENTION

Avoiding risk

Evaluating risk that cannot be avoided

Combating risk at source

Adapting the work to the individual

Adapting to technical progress

Replacing the dangerous with the non, or less, dangerous

Developing a coherent overall prevention policy

Giving collective protective measures priority over individual ones

Giving appropriate instructions to employees

THE HIERARCHY OF CONTROL

Elimination

Substitution

Engineering controls

Administrative controls

Personal Protective Equipment (and clothes)

SAFE SYSTEMS OF WORK

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

External threats

Post emergency analysis

FIRST AID

First Aiders: Suitability and Training

Needs Assessment

Determining how many first aiders are needed

Equipment and facilities

The contents of a first aid box

PERMITS TO WORK

Safe systems of work revisited

Typical activities that may require a permit

Why have a permit to work system?

Essential considerations of permit to work systems

Essential features of a permit

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

Meaning of Confined Space

Reasonably foreseeable specified risk

REGULATION 4 (of the relevant UK regulations)

Supervision

Competence of those entering the confined space

Communications

Atmospheric monitoring

Gas purging and ventilation

Removal of residues

Isolating mechanical and electrical equipment/systems

Isolation from anything that could flow or move in

The selection and use of appropriate PPE and RPE

IC engines, gasses in cylinders or those supplied in pipes and hoses

Access and egress

Fire prevention

Lighting

Static

Smoking

Emergencies and rescues

Time spent in a confined space

LONE WORKERS

MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS 1999
(summary of the main regulations)

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AT WORK REGULATIONS 1992
(summary of the main regulations)

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY (SAFETY SIGNS AND SIGNALS) REGULATIONS 1996
(summary of the main regulations)

 

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