General Principles of Prevention – Avoiding, Evaluating and Controlling Risks / Collective and Individual Protective Measures / Roles, categories and features of safety signs
Hierarchy of Control – Elimination or Substitution / Exposure Reduction / Isolation and Segregation / Engineering Controls / Personal Protective Equipment
Safe Systems of Work – Employers Duty / Competent Persons / Employee Involvement / Written Procedures / Writing a method statement / Forms of Control / Development of Safe Systems of Work
Permits to Work – Operation of the Permit System / Typical Permit and Appropriate Circumstances â€“ Hot Work, Work on Electrical Systems, Confined Spaces, Plant Maintenance.
Emergency Procedures – Objectives of developing Emergency Procedures / Requirements for First Aid Provision / Arrangements for contacting Emergency and Rescue Services / Emergency Cover for Shift Work and Remote Locations
Indicative Reading for this Unit:
Introduction to Health & Safety at Work : Hughes & Ferrett, Taylor & Francis