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H&S Manual West Sussex

H&S Manual West Sussex

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Health and Safety Manual foDesign & Technology, Art &Design, Ceramics, Textiles andFood Technology at KS3 andhigher 
West Sussex County Council
 
Issue March 2009
Please report any errors to the Health and Safety Team, 01243 752025Crown copyright material is reproduced under Class Licence NumberCO1W0000189 with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen'sPrinter for Scotland.Material produced by the LA may be copied for use within West Sussex LAeducational establishments. For material that is neither Crown copyright norproduced by the LA, please obtain the permission of the publisher before makingcopies of the material.Main changes are shown as dark blue text.
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Contents
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Introduction..........................................................9
 
Part A. General guidance for all curriculum areas..................................................................................................9
 
Accidents and incidents
....................................................................................9
 
Investigating and monitoring accidents
.....................................................................................................................10
 
Adhesives
.................................................................................................................10
 
Hot-melt glue guns.................................................................................................10
 
Cyanoacrylates (superglues)....................................................................................................................10
 
Wall-paper paste
...............................................................................10
 
Buying safe goods and equipment............................................................................................................11
 
Cleaning rooms........................................................................12
 
Educational visits and off-site activities
...................................................................................................................12
 
Outdoor activities..................................................................................................12
 
Wildlife and Countryside Act.....................................................................12
 
Activities offered by people receiving your visit
......................................................................................................................13
 
Electricity
.................................................................................................................13
 
Electricity isolators...........................................................................................13
 
Room electricity emergency stop........................................14
 
 The fixed installation (the building wiring up to the power socket).........................................................................................................................14
 
Socket outlets..............................................................................................14
 
Checking and using equipment..............................................................................................................15
 
Approved equipment.....................................................................................................15
 
Maintenance of equipment................................................................................................15
 
Home-made mains apparatus............................................................................................................................15
 
Low voltage..........................................................................................................15
 
Rechargeable batteries
.....................................................................................................................16
 
Fire safety............................................................................................................16
 
Fumes and dust
.............................................................................................................17
 
Cleaning dusty areas
....................................................................................................17
 
Hazardous materials
.............................................................................18
 
Risk assessments and control measures.............................................................................................................18
 
Prohibited substances
..............................................................................................................18
 
ICT equipment
................................................................................................19
 
Safe use of laptop computers
 
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Visual display units (VDU)..........................................................................................................20
 
Interactive whiteboards
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Ladders, steps and other access equipment.........................................................................21
 
Lifting operations and lifting equipment.................................................................................................................22
 
Lone working.................................................................................23
 
Management of health and safety
..................................................................................................................23
 
Risk assessments.....................................................................................................................24
 
Keeping records......................................................................................................25
 
Health and safety policies......................................................................................................................26
 
Responsibilities.............................................................................................................................27
 
Class sizes...................................................................................................................27
 
Using workrooms.................................................................................................................28
 
Delivery of lessons..................................................................................................................28
 
Cover supervisors....................................................................................................................29
 
 Tutor/form rooms....................................................................29
 
Maintenance of equipment and practical rooms.........................................................................................29
 
Safety signs, notices and displays.....................................................................................................................29
 
Making artefacts
............................................................................................................30
 
Manual handling.............................................................................................................................30
 
Noise...........................................................................31
 
Pupils with special educational needs..........................................................................................................31
 
Pressure systems
.........................................................................................................32
 
Hired pressure systems...........................................................................................................32
 
Model stream engines.
.....................................................................32
 
Protective clothing and safety equipment
..................................................................................................................................32
 
Clothing.....................................................................................................32
 
Eye protection and guardsEye-wash................................................................................................................................33
 
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First-aid
................................................................................................33
 
Services: water and gas
..........................................................................................................................33
 
Gas supplies..................................................................................................................34
 
Using gas burners......................................................................................................................................34
 
Water
.........................................................................................................................34
 
Storage
............................................................................................................................34
 
Flammables..............................................................................................................................35
 
Corrosives..................................................................................................................................35
 
Shelving
 
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