[Organisation’s name]’s policy is to take all reasonable steps to prevent work-related ill health, and to support the general health and wellbeing of its employees. To implement this policy, [organisation’s name] will:
Safety signs and signals are used extensively within the workplace to provide information or instruction on health and safety issues. The colour and the shape of the sign indicate a particular message related to health and safety.
The term “safety sign” is relatively broad and basically means a visual indicator that covers a specific situation, object or activity and gives information or instructions on health and safety. Hand and audio signals may also be used.
Risk assessments form the central strand of a self-regulated safety management system. Successful completion of them provides sound economic benefits to the organisation as well as satisfying legal requirements.
Safety signs provide information or instruction about health and safety by means of signboards, safety colours, illuminated signs, acoustic signals, verbal communications and hand signals. Identifying the Need for Safety Signs
A risk assessment is a process of evaluating what can affect the health and safety of employees at work. It looks at what could cause harm and what is needed to stop it from causing harm, and assesses the effectiveness of any control measures in place. Recommendations for extra control measures can then be made on the basis that they are “reasonably practicable”.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provides the user with protection against a wide range of workplace hazards. The type of PPE selected will depend mainly on the hazards and risks to which the wearer is exposed.
Note all sources of hazards — substances, equipment, workplaces, activities, etc.Consult employees and health and safety representatives. They know the risks involved and scope for potentially dangerous shortcuts and problems.