preview

Nvq Level 3 Health And Safety Research Paper

Good Essays
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE TASK 1.1: A few acts that would be applicable to an Engineering company that performs Sheet Metal Work and Fabrication and Welding could be: - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This Act was made to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work. It was also made to protect people other than people at work against the risk to health or safety from or in connection to what people do at work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was also used to control the use of explosive or flammable or otherwise dangerous substances and prevent having or acquiring…show more content…
This Act gives both employers and employees multiple obligations to follow so employees ' personal health and safety is not at risk. Some examples of protective equipment can be; waterproofs, hard helmets, protective gloves, goggles, protective footwear and high visibility jackets. Protective equipment - "Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer 's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_protective_equipment Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) These regulations have been put in place to make working life safer for employees or anyone using machinery and equipment. These regulations aim to ensure all equipment is: • Suitable for what it was designed for • Maintained regularly for safety • Is inspected by a competent worker • Only for those who have received enough
Get Access