What is the definition of, or how can a hazard be described?
A Hazard is a method statement is a written document that details a safe system of work and identifies any hazards that may arise,
A Hazard is anything that could cause harm to people, plant or equipment
What is the purpose of a risk assessment?
Work place risk assessments highlight the hazards and level ofa risk
Provide and maintain safe plant/systems of work, with out risk to health
List SIX typical subject areas that should be covered in a site induction.
Site inductions should cover the following, environment issues, lower engine speed, well maintained machine, don't spill any fuel, keep work places tidy, PPE
Site Induction Should cover the following, Security, Access Routes, First Aid, Tidiness, PPE, Accident reporting procedure
What THREE main duties of the Health and Safety at Work Act must employees follow?
Health and Safety at work duties are to provide safe plant systems/maintain, absence of risks from handling, adequate facilities for welfare at work
Health and Safety at work duties are to provide safe plant systems for repeat business by working safely, efficiently, complying with method statements
What does the Health and Safety at Work Act require employers to do with regards specifically to plant?
because they, signiﬁcant health & safety consequences on themselves and others
a) What is the purpose of a Method Statement and b) what is required of the operator?
A method statement is to highlight the hazards and level o fa risk
A method statement is a written document that details a safe system of work and identifies any hazards that may arise,
Name FOUR different types or levels of disciplinary actions or sanctions that can be applied (by employers
and judicial bodies) to operators of plant who do not comply with, or follow legislation and regulations.
Disciplinary action are: Verbal Warning, Written Warning, Dismissal and Prosecution
Disciplinary action are a fine of £20,000 or up to 12 months in prison, or both
Why are plant operators generally regarded as ‘safety-critical’ workers?
Because they, signiﬁcant effects on the environment
Because they, signiﬁcant health & safety consequences on themselves and others
Name THREE ways in which an operator can minimise their impact upon the environment whilst using the
Three ways to protect the environment are, lower engine speed, well maintained machine, don't spill any fuel
Three ways to protect the environment are, higher engine speed, service as and when, don't spill any fuel