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Health and Safety at Work etc Act The Health and Safety at Work etc Act (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the Act or. Health and Safety at Work etc Act – Section 2 53 or in the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations have the. team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. (See end of Document for details). Health and Safety at Work etc. Act CHAPTER
The Health and Safety Executive publish Health and safety regulation They place a duty on employers to make an assessment of risks for work with toxic and corrosive substances hazardous to health, and to take necessary steps to prevent or control adequately the exposure of employees to these substances.
In addition to the materials used in art and design, and dust created by practical work, attention should be paid to the potentially harmful effects from work with cleaning agents. Care should always be taken when using such products.
Although the principal legal responsibility rests with the employer, employees also have specific duties to make full and proper use of control measures and personal protective equipment, and to report all defects. Subsequent amendments can be found on Her Majesty's Stationery Office website: www. However, they affect pupils insofar as they share much of the school environment with teachers or other employees.
Consideration should be given to the design of work areas with reference to room dimensions and space; layout of areas to allow 'traffic routes'; safe storage; provision for the disabled; sufficient natural lighting in machine areas; and interior walls and ceilings which can easily be cleaned.
A Health and Safety Executive guide for local authorities can be found at: www. Subsequent amendments can also be found on Her Majesty's Stationery Office website: www.
Employers must ensure that suitable clothing is provided for employees at risk, and that it is adequately maintained and stored appropriately. Employees are required to use equipment in accordance with their training and instructions, and must report any defect in their PPE.
Schools should take these requirements into consideration when preparing risk assessments for pupils involved in work where the need for PPE arises.
PPE should always be stored correctly.
Employers need to provide PPE for each employee pupils and teachers who may be exposed to risks. Information and training in the use of PPE should be provided. The regulations apply to all equipment, ranging from hand-tools to complex machinery, and its use.
The duties require the provision of suitable equipment, taking account of the purposes for which it will be used; the conditions and hazards of the workplace; maintenance requirements to ensure that it is kept in good working order; and the provision of adequate training.
Specific requirements include guards for dangerous parts of machinery, control systems and devices, isolation from the source of energy, lighting, stability and hazard warnings. Although the risk for such users is generally thought not to be high, it can arguably lead to muscular and other physical problems, eye strain and mental stress. The implications for art and design are likely to be minimal, since prolonged use of computers and visual display units VDUs is not common in this context.
However, attention is increasingly drawn to potential hazards. For example, concerns have been expressed about the distance between user and screen, the possible effects of very low-frequency radiation from the screen and adjacent work stations, eye disorders, and physical discomfort such as back strain and other posture-related stresses. Mrs Stevenson broke her neck in a fall.
The council had failed to provide schools with adequate information and guidance on how to safely manage and run their swimming pools Health and Safety Executive a. Health and safety legislation and regulations Health and Safety at Work Act The Act covers a wide range of issues relating to workplace health, safety and welfare across different sectors.
Statutory instruments have developed to support the implementation of the Act and provide an interface with European regulations. The HSE holds enforcement powers which can result in unlimited fines and prison sentences. Manual Handling Operations Regulations amended Manual handling is a major issue for care providers as people with limited mobility need to be assisted safely to move and transfer. It is important this is done in a way that respects the dignity of the individual.
While employers are required to ensure that they comply with the regulatory framework, this does not mean that an individual's human rights can be disregarded. What is required is a balanced approach that reduces risks for workers while at the same time maintaining the dignity, privacy and autonomy of those they are caring for.
The problem of lifting an overweight person, for example, must be solved not ignored. For example, a county council, concerned for the health of its employees, imposed a blanket ban on manual lifting of people using services.
Unfortunately this resulted in certain people not receiving the community care to which they were entitled. The court held that the guidelines on manual lifting did not prohibit manual handling of people, nor operate a cut-off above which they would be too heavy to lift manually.
Failure to lift these people could leave them stuck in a bath or on a lavatory, or suffering from bedsores. This created a potential breach of Article 3 of the HRA the right not to be subject to inhuman or degrading treatment.