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Workplace Health Safety
Transcript of Workplace Health Safety
Competency code : BSBWHS302A
Name: Ronesh Kumar & Jayce Munro
Class: ITVET-20 Mr Singh
Goal of presentation: Is to inform information about WH&S
What is WH&S
WH&S stand for Workplace Health And Safety or OH&S which is Occupational Health And Safety .Workplace Health Safety (WH&S) is a legislation that consists of Acts and regulations. WH&S is enforced in every workplace throughout Australia. The WH&S duty is to secure and promote the health, safety and welfare of people at work, protect people against workplace health and safety risks and also to provide for consultation and cooperation between employers and workers.
For more info :
Hazards are found all over the workplace. Hazards are classified as a danger or risk towards yourself or others. To get rid of hazards are to first identify them and fellow the correct procedures to control or to get rid of it. Some Hazards in information technology include too much power leads plug into a power board this can be a electrical or trip hazards or the position of seating in the office this can damage your back effecting your health.
WH&S IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Information Technology (IT) is a industry that must follow the WH&S act & regulations. WH&S include :
- all equipment is test and tagged
- all cords and leads is set up in secure away from harm and not present a risk such as trip hazards.
ERGONOMIC FURNITIURE :
- suitable furnitiure chair to prevent health issues such as stains. Also seating in the correct postion keeping your back straight. Also taking break and stretch to also prevent stains.
TEMPERATURE AND LIGHTING
- installing to air con to keep right temperature and bright lighting to prevent health issues surrounding your eyes.
Workplace Health & Safety
Workplace health and safety commenced in NSW on the 1st of January. The WH&S law consists of Work Health and Safety Act (WH&S) and Work Health Safety Regulation (Regulation).
LAWS OF WH&S
The WH&S Act main object is to secure the health and safety of workers and also workplaces.This diagram below display the role of WH&S acts :
WH&S Regulation is law that set out a persons duty or obligation under WH&S acts. These include laws surrounding:
- Work health and safety
- Licensing and registration
- Workers compensation insurance
- Workers compensation and benefits.
CODE OF PRACTICE AND STANDARDS
Code of practices is a practical guide displaying information on on how to accomplish safety and health in the workplace such as working in a safe environment and also using safe practices to complete works. Standards display safety requirements and guidance to workers working for specific areas or worker using particular equipments. Standards include performance, quality, time specificity, system or process, certain controls or hazards.
Everyone has responsibility such as employees and employers to fellow the WH&S act and regulations. Employees responsible for their own and others safety and health therefore reporting all incidents or identify hazards and control hazards. it is everyone responsibility to wear the correct (PPE) personal protective equipment and to follow the code of practice meaning complete work in a safe environment and manner. Employers also have responsibility they must also follow the WH&S act & regulations. Employers must supply a safe risk free environment also providing the correct payment , compensation and benefits. Employers must provide correct PPE to their employees . Employers must also take care and supervise employee preventing hazards and also identifying hazards making sure there fix and control in the right amount of time.
WH&S AT LOYOLA
WH&S elements at Loyola trade training centre include display of entry and exit sign, this gives a notification to students , staff and vistors on where the exit are locate and incase of emergency like fires the student and staff or vistors how to exit the building. Students and staff spend time mostly sitting in a chair inside a classroom. There are many Wh&s issues inside of classroom such as temperature, lighting, seating position, loose cords and taking breakes. Loyola TTC take control this issues such as installing air con , bright lights and suitable chair.
TIPS FOR IT
In the workplace there is numerous of sign displayed. There is four category type of sign:
- WARNING SIGN (RED)
- CAUTION SIGN (YELLOW)
-INDICATION SIGN (GREEN)
- MANDATORY SING (BLUE)
Failure to follow the wh&s act & regulation would result in penalties such as fines and even jail time. Penalties are range in three category:
- category 1 :
is the high category most used for more serious incidents.
Corporation: up to $3 000 000
Individual as a PCBU(person conducting a business of undertaking) or an officer: up to $600 000/ 5 years jail
Individual e.g. worker: up to $300 000/ 5 years jail.
Corporation: up to $1 500 000
Individual as a PCBU or an officer: up to $300 000
Individual e.g. worker: up to $150 000.
Corporation: up to $500 000
Individual as a PCBU or an officer: up to $100 000
Individual e.g. worker: up to $50 000.
Ohs legisation and code from link above.