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GCSE Theory - Lesson 3

Health & Safety

ICT Mayfield

on 11 November 2012

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Transcript of GCSE Theory - Lesson 3

Unit 1: Living in a Digital World
Health & Safety Lesson 3 STARTER You are working on the theoretical aspect of the course which is worth 40% of your final GCSE Grade. BIG PICTURE By the end of this task you will have learnt about:
How digital devices have made an impact to individuals LEARNING OBJECTIVES Don’t just copy from the book or the Internet.
Ensure you understand what is being shown
Write this in a concise version in your own words.
Use colour, headings, underlining to make points stand out in your note book.
Make sure you proof read what you have written to ensure it makes sense, and you will be able to revise from this Making Notes Record your mark % on your worksheet. Keep trying til you get to 100%! PLENARY Revise notes. HOME LEARNING Complete the vocabulary questions. ACTIVITY For this task you will need to complete the worksheet you opened from the Pdrive. "Lesson 3_Digital Devices" You will be assessed by a 90 minute written exam in June 2013.

To prepare you for this you will explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society, learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by your use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move). You will also develop an awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice. Digital Devices Impacting on health
Read worksheets and answer questions. Use the ICT Student book to help you. Examiner’s Tip! Task 1 Task 2 There are various health problems associated with the regular use of computers. For this reason employers must be aware of the regulations surrounding computer health and safety. The law states that an employer must:
provide tiltable screens
provide anti-glare screen filters
provide adjustable chairs
provide foot supports
make sure lighting is suitable
make sure workstations are not cramped
plan work at a computer so that there are frequent breaks
pay for appropriate eye and eyesight tests by an optician Did you guess correctly? Check your answers below... One of these Employer regulations are stated below: provide adjustable chairs Can you guess the other 7 regulations??? SAM Learning. Health & Safety. Creating a safe workspace involves consideration of health and safety issues. Make sure you understand the health problems that may result from using digital devices, and how these problems can be avoided.

Don’t just think about computers. Mobile phones, games consoles and other devices can also cause health problems. In general, good lighting, ergonomic design and taking regular breaks are the most important ways of avoiding health problems.
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