Flashcards in Health And Safety Deck (19):
What does a round red sign represent?
Something you shouldn’t do, such as ‘no smoking’.
What does a round blue sign represent?
Something you must be doing, such as wearing eye protection.
What does a triangular yellow sign represent?
You should be careful or take precaution, such as if a floor is wet.
What does a rectangular green sign represent?
Escape routes, exits or facilities like first aid kits.
What does COSHH stand for?
Control Of Substances Harmful to Health.
What should you check before you turn on any machine?
1) That all machine guards are in place.
2) That you know where the power shut-off switch is.
Name safety precautions you should take to protect your eyes.
Name precautions you can take to protect your ears.
Name precautions you can take to protect your lungs from dust.
All workshops should have dust extraction systems.
Air fed helmets.
Name precautions you could take to protect your hands.
Rubber or latex gloves.
Name precautions you could take to protect your body.
Rolling up sleeves.
Tucking in shirts and ties, and tying hair back.
Why do we need to protect our eyes?
To stop harmful chemicals, hot metals and dust hurting them.
Why do we need to protect our ears?
Loud noises in the workshop can harm our ears and lead to deafness.
Why do we need to protect our lungs?
Because dust, harmful vapour and gas can affect our ability to breathe.
Why do we need to protect our hands?
Sharp objects, hot objects and chemicals can injure our hands.
Why do we need to protect our bodies?
Our clothing or hair could get stuck in machines, or could be harmed by chemicals, hot materials, spray from spray guns or from knocking our body against things, cutting and hurting us.
How should you protect yourself whilst welding or brazing at a forge?
Wear a face-visor, a leather apron and gauntlets. Never pick up metal where it has been heat treated with bare hands, because it could appear dark and cool but can still be very hot.
How and why should you protect yourself when using solvents?
Wear a breathing mask and latex gloves, and always spread solvent with a spatula. Solvents can give off toxic vapour and can be poisonous on your hand.