Unit 8 Health And Safety Nvq Answers

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1.1) Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public.

1.2) Your employer has a 'duty of care' to ensure your health, safety and welfare while at work. They should start a risk assessment to spot possible hazards. They have to appoint a competent person with health and safety responsibilities or a member of staff trained in health and safety and also a first aider.

1.3) When using a keyboard it should be a comfortable distance from and parallel with the edge of the desk. The characters on the keys should be easily read. The visual display unit (screen) should be adjusted to the correct viewing
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Recording and reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.

2.4) Workplace need a plan for emergencies that can have an impact. Special procedures are needed for emergencies such as, serious injury, flood, electrocution, fire and chemical spills. Quick and effective action may help to ease the situation and reduce the consequences. However, in emergencies people are more likely to respond reliably if they:
•are well trained
•take part in regular and realistic practice
•have clearly agreed, recorded and rehearsed plans/actions and
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