Health and safety is of prime importance to all people working in manufacturing or engineering workplaces. Engineering can be, potentially, one of the most dangerous occupations workers can undertake because of the nature of the machinery, equipment, tools and techniques used. All workers should be protected from danger and risks to their health from whatever cause. In addition, visitors to the organisation, customers and the public should also be protected from risk.
Health and safety is regulated by law and it is the responsibility of all organisations to be aware of current legislation, the particular regulations that apply to the industry they are involved in, the materials they use and the environment in which those employees will be working. This unit will introduce you to the importance of health and safety regulations, how to identify hazards in the workplace, how/why we undertake risk assessments and how to report accidents and incidents that do take place.
This exciting new student text covering the core units of the new specification will engage and motivate young engineers. Bursting with full-colour photographs and illustrations, students will find it easy to locate all the information they need, with bite-sized chunks of information all linked to the learning outcomes. Activities to help generate evidence necessary for assessment are also included so that students can easily see what they need to do to gain a pass, merit or distinction.