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Managing Safely in the Printing Industry - Learning Plan

Objective

Achieved by

Module 1 Introduction

  • To give delegates an overview of this course and accountability.
  • To give delegates an understanding of incidents, accidents and hazards and how the difference between them can be due to probabilities, ie luck.  
  • Discussions on the key reasons for having an H&S management system
  • Discussions on how accidents come about
  • Discussions on the true cost of accidents
  • Discussions on core concepts
  • Discussions on line accountability
  • Case study

Module 2 Risk Assessment

  • To give delegates an understanding that risk assessment is a key plank in the post-Robens approach to health and safety.
  • To give delegates an understanding of risk and what affects it and the steps in the risk assessment process.
  • To enable delegates to avoid missing hazards by using a process approach.
  • To understand that the action plan is a key output from risk assessments and how this often gets missed.  Also to make them aware that there may need to be actions to ensure that risk controls continue to be effective.
  • To make delegates aware of the concepts of reasonably practical, etc., and where they may and may not be applied
  • Delivery and exercises.

Module 3a Controlling Risks

  • To give delegates an overview of a risk control hierarchy
  • To understand the concept of reasonable practicality
  • To understand how risk controls may fail
  • To consider not only actions to establish risk controls but also those to maintain them
  • Delivery
  • Follow-through of the risk assessment exercise in module 2

Module 3b Proactive Monitoring

  • To develop an understanding of the value of proactive monitoring
  • To develop an understanding of the different types of proactive monitoring
  • To make delegates aware of the need for continuous improvement and how the PDCA cycle may be applied.
  • To develop the concept that proactive monitoring involves everybody and in not a policing type approach
  • Discussions on inspections,
  • Discussions on equipment checks
  • Discussions on audits

Module 3c Safety Management Systems

  • To develop an understanding of the benefits of a co-ordinated approach to health and safety and how this may be achieved.
  • To make delegates aware of advice on this through HSG 65 and the OHSAS 18001 approach
  • Examination of the steps in the process and the need for continual improvement
  • Examination of policies
  • Examination of co-operation, co-ordination, communication and control
  • Examination of competence
  • Examination of implementation
  • Examination of the need for feedback and corrective action
  • Discussions of the need for, and the benefits of, management review

Module 4 Responsibilities

  • To ensure that delegates are aware of their responsibilities
  • To make delegates aware of the approach to legislation in the UK, including criminal and civil law
  • To show how ACOPs, BSs and ENs  fit in.
  • To give an overview of the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act
  • To explain some legal terms
  • To give an overview of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Direct delivery

Module 5 Identifying Hazards
This module is split into the sub-modules 5a to 5L

Module 5a Work equipment

  • To make delegates aware of PUWER and the limitations of the CE marking system
  • To make delegates aware of different types of guard
  • To make delegates aware of common Printing Industry problems
  • Direct delivery and feedback from delegates of how these are tackled in their companies.

Module 5b COSHH

  • To give delegates and understanding of the COSHH regulations and the need for assessments
  • To show how the approach to hazards posed by substances is similar to any other risk assessment.
  • To develop an understanding of best practices
  • To develop an approach based on a hierarchy of control methods
  • To make delegates aware of the need for feedback of controls through checking LEV, etc., and through health surveillance.
  • Direct delivery and feedback from delegates of how these are tackled in their companies.

Module 5c Flammable Substances and Fire

  • To develop understandings of fire prevention and the provisions to be made in case of a fire
  • To make delegates aware of the need for fire risk assessments and to make them aware of DSEAR
  • Examination of the causes of fire
  • Studies of poor practices
  • Studies of best practices
  • Studies of actual fire examples
  • Studies of the preparations for fire, including exits, extinguishers, etc.

Module 5d Electricity

  • To show that electricity can be an immediate cause of injury and death or via fire caused by electrical faults.
  • To develop an understanding of how these may be prevented
  • Examination of good practices
  • Examinations of typical faults

Module 5e Key Printing Industry Issues

  • To make delegates aware of issues which are of particular concern in the Printing Industry
  • Direct delivery and feed back from delegates of how these are tackled in their companies.

Module 5f Noise

  • To develop an understanding of the effects of noise
  • To make delegates aware of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and any differences from the 1989 regulations
  • To make delegates aware the PPE is the least preferable approach to control
  • Examination of the prime requirements of the regulations
  • Examination of a control hierarchy
  • Discussions on a management programme, including audiometry as an overall feedback route

Module 5g MSDs

  • To make delegates aware of the risks of MSDs arising through manual handling, upper limb disorders and display screen equipment
  • To make delegates aware of the Manual Handling Regs. and DSE Regs.
  • To make delegates aware of tools that are available, such as the HSE’s MAC tool and HSG 60.
  • Examination of factors that affect safe loads
  • Examination of bad practices
  • Examination of typical solutions

Module 5h Vehicle risks

  • To ensure that delegates are aware that site vehicles pose a risk of serious injury and death
  • To ensure that delegates are aware that road risks need to be considered
  • Examination of site vehicle risks and control methods
  • Examination of best practices
  • Discussions on the Management-Task-Vehicle-Driver approach to road risks

Module 5i Slips, trips and falls

  • To make delegates aware that slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries and death
  • To make delegates aware of methods for controlling such risks
  • Discussions on applicable regulations
  • Discussion of the causes and remedies for slips and trips at the same height
  • Discussions on working at height
  • Examination of bad practices

Module 5j Non-standard operations

  • To make delegates aware that, whilst they may be in control of their core operations, non-standard operations are likely to introduce significant risks.
  • To develop an understanding of how non-standard operations may be controlled
  • Discussions on typical risk sources
  • Examination of systems relating to contractors, permits to work and confined spaces

Module 5k Stress

  • To make delegates aware that stress is a major cause of ill-health
  • To make delegates aware of the factors that affect stress.
  • To make delegates aware of pending HSE guidance
  • Discussions on cause factors and what management can do to reduce these

Module 5j General issues

  • To make delegates aware of general issues including housekeeping, personal protective equipment, signs and first aid.
  • Discussions on the pitfalls of poor housekeeping
  • Discussions on the benefits of improved housekeeping
  • Discussions on the 5S concept
  • Examination of good and poor storage
  • Discussion of the PPE Regulations
  • Discussion on concerns with PPE
  • Discussions on the requirements for first aid provision
  • Discussions on signs and their applicability

Module 6 Accident and Incidents

  • To give delegates an understanding of incidents, accidents and hazards and how the difference between them can be due to probabilities, ie luck. 
  • To develop an understanding for the need for internal reporting systems and the need to treat a hazard as you would an accident. 
  • To develop the skills for investigating accidents.
  • To develop an approach where root causes and other factors are examined as well as the direct causes
  • To show how epidemiological analysis can be beneficial in showing trends
  • To make people aware of the RIDDOR reporting system
  • Delivery and exercises.
  • Discussions on real accidents and any in which delegates have been involved

Module 7 Measuring Performance

  • To show how reactive and proactive performance measures fit into the management programme
  • To show how the pure reliance on reactive measures may be not be reliable in a small company
  • To show how performance measure and analysis can provide valuable indicators in larger companies.
  • Delivery

Module 8 Environment

  • To give delegates the understanding that environmental concerns include the use of natural resources
  • To discuss waste and pollution
  • To look at how both can be controlled and what the legal obligations are
  • To show how it is essential to plan for emergencies.
  • Delivery.
  • Discussions on real situations in printing companies and any with which delegates have been involved.
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