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OCCUPATIONAL

HEALTH AND SAFETY


POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES
Occupational Health and Safety(OHS)
• is a planned system of working to prevent illness and injury where you work
by recognizing and identifying hazards and risks.
• these are safety practices and procedures aimed for everybody’s protection as
well as to the people working with them, and for the devices that they are are
using.

• is also a processes of identifying the hazards, assessing how dangerous they


are, and eliminate the hazard or modify the risk that it presents.
Procedures:
• 1. Identify the hazard
• 2. Clear the area close to the hazard
• 3. Partition the hazard off or clearly identify the area to protect other people
from harm
• 4. If the hazard is easily and safely cleared, then do so. But if NOT…
• 5. Report the hazard to the appropriate person (such as teacher in charge,
principal etc.) to obtain assistance
• 6. Following clearing of the hazard fill out the correct documentation to
assist in identifying improved practice to reduce further incidence of hazards.
Accident Reports

Accident reports should contain the following details:


• Name of the person injured
• Date and time of the accident
• Type of injury
• First aid given
• Action taken to prevent further accidents
Accident Report Sample Form
Hazardous substances
• If the workplace hazard appears to be dangerous to staff and clients and
professional assistance is required:
• Call the supervisor or manager and advise them of the problem and the urgency of the
matter.
• Depending on the risk it may be called as an evacuation.
• Follow the evacuation procedure.
• The supervisor or manager will call in the fire brigade or specialized personnel
who will deal with the spill.
Fire Safety Procedure
Each work area has a designated fire warden, who in the event of a fire will take charge.
They are recognized by the wearing of a red hard hat.

If you find the fire


• Assess the danger prior to doing anything.
• If it is safe to move assist anyone in the vicinity of the fire away from danger.
• If it is possible, close the door to the fire area.
• Call for assistance. Verbally call FIRE, FIRE, in a loud and clear voice.
• Break the glass section of the fire alert call point.
• Call to the switch; ensure you know where the fire is, any other details that may be of
assistance to the fire brigade. Details could be size of the fire, cause or type of fire, any
people hurt or trapped, has anyone tried to put it out.
• If safe to do so, attack the fire with the correct extinguisher or fire hose.
If the designated fire officer is not present,
someone quickly needs to take responsibility and:

• Locate the source of the fire.


• Locate any people.
• Remove all people from the building.
• Once outside do a head count?
• Notify the authorities.
In case of emergency,
TRY TO KEEP CALM AND HAVE
THE PRESENCE OF MIND