|HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES - Industrial
For all Industrial Employees
Your Health and Safety is paramount to us here at DKW Personnel.
You acknowledge that you have been informed by DKW Personnel of
your responsibilities with regard to the Health and Safety and
will undertake to take all practicable steps to ensure your own
safety and to ensure that no action or inaction on your part at
work causes harm to any other person and will report to DKW Personnel
and to the client all hazards of which you become aware and all
accidents affecting you at the clients premises.
In the event you are involved in an accident at a clients premises,
you declare to inform the client and DKW Personnel within 24 hours
or as soon as possible after the occurrence of the accident.
You have already undertaken the DKW Personnel Safety Induction.
You should therefore understand and know what to expect once you
get to your assignment. Please immediately notify your consultant
if you are not given a health and safety induction (emergency
exits and procedures etc). ALWAYS wear suitable Personal Protective
Risk Management is a vital and fundamental step in the management
of workplace hazard and the control of those hazards. Identifying
hazards, assessing the level of risk they pose and controlling
the hazard identified works towards an injury and illness free
4 Steps to Risk Management
- Hazard Identification
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Control
Before commencing the ‘risk management’ process you
need to know the definitions:
Hazard: - something that
has the potential to cause harm
Risk: - the likelihood
of harm arising from exposure to any hazard
Physical Light,Noise,Vibration, Manual Handling,
Thermal Stress, Radiation DustChemical Dusts, Gasses, Vapours,
Liquids, Drugs or poisons, Biological Hazard Bacteria, Viruses,
parasites, Fibres, Blood, Bodily Fluids.
Overalls, Pants, Shirts, Jackets, Hats, Footwear and other task
specific items (Clothes must be washed when soiled so as to prevent
rashes and dermatitis)
Head & Eye Protection:
Hard Hats, Wide Brim Hats, Soft Hats and Hairnets, Safety Glasses,
Face Shields & Fixed Shields (Head & eye equipment must
not be worn by others and should a crack appear or hard hat receives
a hard blow the equipment must replaced)
Disposable or moulded earplugs or earmuffs. Noise above 85 dB(A)
must have protective ear equipment. (Noise exposure is cumulative,
your hearing could be being damaged without your realising. Dirty
earmuffs should not be used)
Gloves protect hands and arms. Exposure to substances and handling
of different materials can cause cuts, punctures, irritations,
burns, rashes, abrasions and bruises.
Boots, Shoes, Gumboots and Overshoes (these protect against impact,
crushes, cuts and contamination. Footwear with holes, splits or
damaged toe cuts should be
Respiratory protects against inhalation of hazardous substances.
Airborne hazards include: dusts, fibres, aerosols, smoke and gasses.
Assist Any Person in Immediate Danger if Safe To Do So
- Close Any Doors
- Raise the Alarm – Call Emergency Services
- Evacuate to Assembly Area
- Head Count to Ensure Everyone is Accounted For
- Only Re-Enter Site When the Emergency Services Have Given
the All Clear
- Ascertain Load Weight
- Position Feet
- Bend Knees
- Grasp Object Firmly
- Lift Object Keeping Object Close to Body
- Keep Back Straight and Avoid Twisting
Slips, Spills, Trips & Falls:
- Clean Up Any Spills
- Warn Others in the Area
- Block Off the Area – Place Warning Signs
- Wear Non-Slip Footwear
- Watch Where You are Going
- Slow Down
- Hold Onto Any Railings
- Watch Where You Are Going
Report ALL workplace mishaps, incidents and near misses, injuries
and illnesses, damage to equipment or materials, dangerous occurrences
and hazardous conditions must be reported to the client, supervisor
and consultant at DKW Personnel Limited on the day the incident
Emergencies develop quickly. Your immediate response maybe life
saving. Know the name and contact details of your first aid officer.
Know the emergency warning and evacuation procedures, location
of the fire extinguishes and hoses, exists, alarms, telephone
and first aid equipment and their correct uses.
Plant & Equipment
Mobile Plant and Equipment
Work at a Height
At DKW Your Health and Safety is paramount to us and above are
Aspects Covered in DKW Personnel Health & Safety Induction.
We look forward to assisting you and keeping your workplace as
safe as possible.
Report All Accidents and Injuries
to DKW Personnel within 24hrs
Wear all PPE provided (Personal Protective Equipment)
Be Seen - Be Protected - Be Aware - Be
Sensible - Keep the Site Clean & Tidy