Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 10:45:20pm

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1.VISITING CLIENTS PREMISES

HAZARDS

PRECAUTIONS /PROCEDURES

Clients:

Work activities/processes

Location

 

Fill in the visitors book at reception

Comply with the clients procedures/rules for contractors:

 

 

Site induction

Access and egress requirements

Fire and evacuation

Personal protective equipment

Prohibited areas

2.PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING

HAZARDS

PRECAUTIONS /PROCEDURES

 

Contact with livecables/surfaces

Electrocution

Electric shock

Burns

Fire

Property damag

Equipment damage

 

All electrical work must be carried out by a trained and competent person.

 

Follow written electrical test procedures.

 

 

Use correct testing quipment.

 

 

Isolate and disconnect from mains.

 

3. LIGHTING

HAZARD

PRECAUTIONS/PROCEDURES

 

Low levels of lighting

Slips, trips and falls (resulting in serious injury)

 

No work is to be carried out without adequate lighting:

Ensure that the lighting levels are adequate to enable the inspection and test to be carried out safely.

Where necessary obtain and use110v portable task lighting.


4. HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES/MATERIALS
HAZARDS PRECAUTIONS/PROCEDURES

 

Exposure to toxic, harmful, irritant or corrosive ubstances causing acute and/or chronic ill health

Fire and/explosion

 

Comply with the clients procedures/rules

for contractors

Adhere to information, mandatory and/or

warning signs

Keep out of all hazardous areas


 

5. CONFINEDSPACE/AREA

HAZARDS

PRECAUTIONS/PROCEDURES

 

Excess and/or lack of oxygen

Toxic gases/vapours

Fire and/explosion

Engulfment

Slips trips and falls

Avoid entry wherever possible. Do not enter a confined space unless trained to do so and then:

Comply with the clients procedures /rules for contractors

Devise a safe system of work

Comply with permit-to-work procedures where applicable

Use intrinsically safe equipment when required   and available

Adhere to information, mandatory and/or warning signs

 

6. MANUAL HANDLING

HAZARDS

PRECAUTIONS/PROCEDURES

Muscular skeletal disorders

Strains/pulled muscles and ligaments

Backinjuries

Cuts and bruises

Avoid, assess, reduce

Avoid, use mechanical means if at all possible

Assess,the weight, reduce into smaller packages/loads

Decide if one or two persons are required for the lift

Use kinetic handling techniques

Wear the correct personal protective equipmen


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