web-archive-uk.com


Web directory, archive
Search web-archive-uk.com:


Find domain in archive system:
web-archive-uk.com » UK » H » HEALTHANDSAFETYTIPS.CO.UK

Total: 431

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • 4 common welding hazards and what you need to know
    to say are detrimental to your health Any space where you are welding should be well ventilated and have exhaust systems to keep dangerous gases and fumes away from your breathing space There are numerous ventilation systems offered and suppliers such as R Tech Welding carry extraction systems which are well worth considering in a professional environment 2 Inadequate workwear If welding you should of course wear suitable workwear The dangers of not having adequate PPE are really quite unnecessary Non professional welders may not have the kit that the pros are given by their employers but if you are going to undertake a dangerous job you need to be fully protected PPE blog UK Safety Store recently commented on the importance of workwear for welders Welding is a risky job so anyone doing this kind of job should be properly kitted out We recommend flame retardant clothing and gloves to anyone working with fire or flame of any sort Helmet safety glasses and side shields or goggles are also a must as well as ear muffs or plugs to protect your ears and strong safety boots 3 Electric shock Perhaps the most significant threat to a welder is that of a serious electric shock Considerable injury and even death is possible if you don t take adequate care when working Serious injury and death can be caused by the shock itself or from a subsequent fall But how does this happen The most common way to be electrocuted when welding is by touching two objects that are carrying an electric current This puts you right into the circuit not a place you want to be Shocks from an arc welding circuit are relatively common and these shocks can carry between 20 to 100 watts And it s worth knowing

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/51-4-common-welding-hazards-and-what-you-need-to-know (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive


  • 4 common welding hazards and what you need to know
    are welding should be well ventilated and have exhaust systems to keep dangerous gases and fumes away from your breathing space There are numerous ventilation systems offered and suppliers such as R Tech Welding carry extraction systems which are well worth considering in a professional environment 2 Inadequate workwear If welding you should of course wear suitable workwear The dangers of not having adequate PPE are really quite unnecessary Non professional welders may not have the kit that the pros are given by their employers but if you are going to undertake a dangerous job you need to be fully protected PPE blog UK Safety Store recently commented on the importance of workwear for welders Welding is a risky job so anyone doing this kind of job should be properly kitted out We recommend flame retardant clothing and gloves to anyone working with fire or flame of any sort Helmet safety glasses and side shields or goggles are also a must as well as ear muffs or plugs to protect your ears and strong safety boots 3 Electric shock Perhaps the most significant threat to a welder is that of a serious electric shock Considerable injury and even death is possible if you don t take adequate care when working Serious injury and death can be caused by the shock itself or from a subsequent fall But how does this happen The most common way to be electrocuted when welding is by touching two objects that are carrying an electric current This puts you right into the circuit not a place you want to be Shocks from an arc welding circuit are relatively common and these shocks can carry between 20 to 100 watts And it s worth knowing that a shock of even 50 watts has the potential to

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/51-4-common-welding-hazards-and-what-you-need-to-know?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Health and Safety for Beginners
    Email this link to a friend Close Window Email to Sender Your Email Subject Send Cancel You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/component/mailto/?tmpl=component&template=js_impacto&link=288a91010b22922e23356b5791025c3fe78689fb (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive


  • The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the UK
    Email Details Written by Sam Butterworth Published 01 November 2015 Tweet Working in the health and safety industry brings you into contact with a lot of workers with dangerous jobs but which are the most perilous We were discussing this one day at UK Safety Store so thought we d investigate further leading to this infographic of the UK s 10 most dangerous jobs The data is based on the

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/50-the-10-most-dangerous-jobs-in-the-uk (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Hidden Dangers of Asbestos
    1 human carcinogen is subject to the Control of Asbestos Regulations CAR 2012 The control limit for asbestos is 0 1 asbestos fibres per cubic centimetre of air 0 1 f cm3 There is no safe level of exposure to any type of asbestos fibre and work activities involving asbestos must be reduced to as far below the control limit as possible Duty to manage asbestos An explicit duty is placed on the owners and occupiers of non domestic premises who have maintenance and repair responsibilities to assess and manage the risks from the presence of asbestos Asbestos surveys the purpose of the survey is to help manage the asbestos in a duty holders premises There are two types of survey Management survey Refurbishment or demolition survey The main dutyholder is required to ensure that a written plan is prepared that shows where the ACM is located and how it will be managed to prevent exposure to asbestos including to contractors and other workers who may carry out work on the fabric of the building that could disturb the ACM This plan then needs to be put into action and communicated to those affected The dutyholder needs to ensure the plan is reviewed regularly and updated as circumstances change in consultation with all those who may be affected HSE ACoP L143 p 27 Notification of work with asbestos For licensable work the appropriate enforcing authority is to be notified in writing at least 14 days before undertaking the works HSE ACoP L143 p 51 Information instruction and training Employees are to be given adequate information instruction and training This is to be given at regular intervals adapted to take account of significant changes in the type of work carried out or methods of work used by the employer and provided in a manner appropriate to the nature and degree of exposure identified by the risk assessment HSE ACoP L143 p 53 Provision and cleaning of protective clothing Adequate and suitable protective clothing is to be issued to employees who are exposed or likely to be exposed to asbestos Employers are to ensure that such protective clothing is either disposed of as asbestos waste or adequately cleaned at suitable intervals HSE ACoP L143 p 73 Incidents and emergencies requires employers to prepare procedures on what to do if there is an accidental unplanned uncontrolled release of asbestos fibre Also for licensable work procedures must be planned implemented and tested and warning systems should be in place Details of this information must be given to the emergency services HSE ACoP L143 p 76 Cleanliness of premises and plant employers must ensure that work areas plant and equipment used for asbestos work are kept clean and free of asbestos waste HSE ACoP L143 p 84 Air monitoring Employers are required to monitor their employees exposure to asbestos at regular intervals and when a change occurs which may affect that exposure Records of air monitoring or a suitable summary must be kept for 5

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/49-the-hidden-dangers-of-asbestos (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The key to improving your health and safety culture…
    anybody s job they will tell you about it It s a great way to find out how to do the job safely as they are the experts You might even learn something new and interesting 5 Ask what specific task they are doing Again take an interest If the task is new to you you will need an understanding of what s going on Otherwise asking how they are getting on with their task will likely help the conversation flow naturally 6 How can you get hurt doing this This is probably the most important question The way this question is answered will dictate the direction of the conversation Some people will welcome the opportunity to talk about their perception of how safe unsafe the job is some won t actually see the risks if their perception of risk is low and some think of that old chestnut I ve been doing it this way for years As your conversation develops use open questions and tease out responses if you are only getting one word answers you may need to change your approach You should avoid spoon feeding the person the answers your ultimate goal is to have the person recognise the hazards of the job and to actually say the words themselves By doing this the person s thinking has now switched to accepting that there are risks after all and it helps reaffirm the message when they go to do the task again Depending on the task there is usually always more than one way of getting hurt and it would be great if you could talk about them all but it may be just as effective to talk about the most significant hazard That way you can have a real good quality conversation at that time Save other hazards and conversations for another day if appropriate 7 If you think you won t get hurt how would you teach an inexperienced person how not to get hurt I often come across people who just don t believe they will get hurt and there s nothing I can tell them that they don t know already They have been doing it that way for years and they feel they are doing everything in their power to be careful To be fair I accept that argument to a point as people on the whole will be careful However times move on and expecting people to keep themselves safe by being careful just doesn t cut it anymore In this situation I like to turn things back around My industry sector is manufacturing heavy engineering I m not an engineer so I can easily get away with asking all the stupid questions about most of the hazardous jobs in our facilities I would give the individual a scenario of me starting work with them my first day week on the job and they have to teach me how to keep myself and others safe doing that job It s

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/48-the-key-to-improving-your-health-and-safety-culture (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Important Announcement - Phishing Emails Disguised as Email from HSfB
    it appears spam phishing emails are being sent out which look like they are sent by hsfb co uk These emails are asking for people to click a link and are asking for money These emails are not from Health and Safety for Beginners Please do not click any of the links in any such email Delete the email immediately and please let us know if you continue to receive

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/47-important-announcement-phishing-emails-disguised-as-email-from-hsfb (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive

  • NEBOSH Certificate Case Law
    of health and safety legislation within the UK The slides also have notes added with further information on the cases Additional information is provided by SafetyPhoto co uk 3 Donoghue v Stevenson 1932 Duty of Care Neighbour Principle Negligence Whether duty owed to person injured Duty of manufacturer of article to ultimate consumer Bottle of ginger beer bought from retailer Bottle containing dead snail Purchaser poisoned by drinking contents Liability of manufacturer to consumer 4 Edwards v National Coal Board 1949 Reasonably Practicable the Quantum of Risk The balance of cost time and trouble Mr Edwards was killed when an unsupported section of a travelling road in a mine gave way only about half the whole length of the road was shored up The company argued that the cost of shoring up all roads in every mine was prohibitive when compared to the risk so far as is reasonably practicable means that the degree of risk needs to be balanced against the time trouble and cost involved in taking the necessary measures to avoid the risk 5 Wilsons Clyde Coal Co Ltd v English 1938 Employers Common Law Duty of Care Employers Liability The employers were held liable for injuries to a miner as a result of an unsafe system of working The House of Lords held that the employer owes a duty of care to his employee o Safe place of work o Safe equipment o Safe system of work o Provision of competent staff and effective supervision There is no such thing as a stupid or daft health and safety question 5 6 Wilsons Clyde Coal Co Ltd v English 1938 Employers Common Law Duty of Care Employers Liability These duties were owed personally by the employer to each employee and were non delegable The performance of the

    Original URL path: http://www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk/blog/46-nebosh-certificate-case-law (2016-02-17)
    Open archived version from archive



  •  


web-archive-uk.com, 2017-12-12