Flashcards in Health and Safety Deck (28)
What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?
The Primary piece of legislations covering occupational health and safety in the UK.
What is the aim of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?
• To secure the Health, safety and wellbeing of all people at work.
• To protect people against risks from work activities.
What is a Risk Assessment?
A Risk Assessment is a systematic examination of tasks, examining the likeliness they will occur, and the impact they will have.
What do you consider when writing a Risk Assessment?
1. Identify all risks.
2. Determine who might be harmed by the identified risk.
3. Evaluate the risk and decide on precautions.
4. Record your findings
5. Review your risk assessment and update if necessary.
What is a Method Statement?
A document detailing how a particular task or activity will be carried out. It should detail the possible risks/dangers, and the methods of control established to show how the work will be managed safely.
What goes into a method statement?
Working systems to be used.
• Arrangements for access.
• Arrangements for protecting the safety of members of the public.
• Plant and Equipment to be used.
• Procedures to ensure compliance with CDM Regulations etc.
• Procedures to prevent local pollution.
What are the three main types of Asbestos?
White, real name = Chrysotile.
• Brown, real name = Amosite.
• Blue, real name = Chrocidolite.
When was each type of Asbestos banned in the UK?
White (Chrysotile) 1999
Brown (Amosite) 1985
Blue (Chrocidolite) 1985)
What is the Main law governing asbestos in the UK?
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2008
What does the Control of Asbestos Regulations Impose on
A duty to manage asbestos on the premises.
• Employers must undertake a Risk Assessment before commencing work around asbestos.
• They must produce a plan of works detailing how the work is due to be carried out.
• Prevent and reduce worked exposure to Asbestos.
What is Asbestos?
Natural Fibrous materials which doesnt rot and has excellent fire resisting capabilities
Which building materials is asbestos typically found in?
• Ceiling Tiles
• Roof Sheets
• Lagging on boilers and pipework
• Floor Tiles
When is a licensed contractor requirement to remove asbestos?
When the work is not sporadic or of low intensity
When the risk assessment clearly cannot demonstrate control
What asbestos regulation applies to Jersey?
-Asbestos licensing regulations Jersey (2008)
- Asbestos (Prohibition) Regulations (1999)
What impact does asbestos legislation have on you undertaking your role for BHP?
I have a duty of care to identify asbestos but a professional asbestos surveyor is required by refurb/demo surveys.
I should assess asbestos management plan prior to going on site
What is the role of the HSPC?
Advise and assist client on their duties
Coordinate h&s aspects of design
Checking different design solutions to mitigate danger
Facilitating good coms
Collating relevant PCI
What key things are covered within the RICS document surveying safely?
1-Safe Person concept
2-Assessing hazards and risks
3-Visiting premises and sites
What is the HSE Five Step Risk Assessment?
2-Decide who may be harmed
3-Evaluate risks and decide precautions
5-Review and Update
Where might you find asbestos containing materials in buildings?
Soffit and fascia boards
Spray coatings to ceilings
Textured coatings and paints
When would you find asbestos in buildings?
In buildings built prior 1999 Asbestos (Prohibition) Regulations
What is the importance of the Health and Safety at Work act 1974 and the jersey equivalent?
Because it provides legal requirement for
-adequate training for staff of safety procedures
-adequate elfare provisions
-ensure safe working environment is maintained
Why do we have risk assessments?
identifies hazards and risk prior to being exposed to them
Did you undertake the role of HSPC for 43 or the Windy Project?
No but i did for Q house.
What client duties did you have under the Management in Construction Regulations for works at 43?
-ensure people appointed are competent
-ensure suitable arrangement in place for H&S and welfare
-ensure realistic time frames
-If project over 30 days appoint HSPC
What HSPC duties were there under the MIC at 43?
-Provide client advise
-Coordinate H&S aspects of design
-manage flow of info
Why was an Asbestos survey required for 43?
Built before 1999 Asbestos Prohibition Regulations
Evidence of Asbestos when undertaking survey
What is in a construction phase plan?
Arrangements for H&S training
Arrangements to ensure cooperation between design team
Arrangement for reporting incidents
The site rules