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Useful INDG Health and Safety Guides - page 7


Health and Safety Executive  

 

INDG is an Acronym for Industry Guidance

 

INDG 472 - Preventing accidents to children on farms

INDG 472 - Preventing accidents to children on farms

 

Agriculture has one of the highest fatal injury rates of any industry in Great Britain, but is the only high-risk industry that has to deal with the constant presence of children. Farms are homes as well as workplaces, and visitors, including children, may also be present on farms.

 

Children and young people up to the age of 18 are regularly killed and injured on farms, either because they are working on the farm or because they are playing there.

 

The ways in which children are killed varies little from year to year. The most common causes of death and major injury in the last decade were:

 

falling from vehicles;

being struck by moving vehicles or objects;

contact with machinery;

driving vehicles;

falls from height;

drowning and asphyxiation;

poisoning;

fire;

contact with animals.

 

The children who died were:

 

being carried as passengers on agricultural plant and machinery;

not under proper adult supervision;

working/helping around the farm;

playing unsupervised; or

trespassing.

 

For the main risk areas, this leaflet:

 

provides practical guidance on how to reduce the risk of injury to children under 13 and older children below minimum school leaving age (usually 16);

identifies tasks and operations that are too hazardous for children and young people to do and includes examples of inc.

 

INDG 473 - SMART paint spraying: How to control health and safety risk

INDG 473 - SMART paint spraying: How to control health and safety risk

 

Who is this leaflet for?

 

This guide is for SMART (small and medium area repair technique) repair sprayers using isocyanate-based and other paints and who generally have no fixed place of work. It is also useful for franchisees, managers and operators in motor vehicle repair bodyshops, who manage, carry out or commission SMART type repair. It replaces the previous version, published as Motor vehicle repair: Good practice for SMART sprayers (WEB33).

 

What is it about?

 

It describes how to control risks to health and safety from paint spraying in SMART repairs. These procedures are normally sufficient to achieve ‘adequate control’ for SMART spraying techniques, as defined under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

 

Paints include surface coatings that are dried or cured by infrared or UV light, chemical hardeners or other means. Some of the paints and lacquers used in SMART repairs contain isocyanates.

 

There is a chance of developing occupational asthma when working with isocyanate-based paints/lacquers, and also of eveloping dermatitis from these and other ‘reactive’ products. If you become affected you will probably never be able to work with these products again. 

 

INDG 474 - Lifting equipment at work:  A brief guide

INDG 474 - Lifting equipment at work:  A brief guide

 

This leaflet is mainly for dutyholders (employers, the self-employed and people who have some level of control over lifting equipment). It provides advice on the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) which deal with the specific risks associated with the use of lifting equipment. It describes what you should do to protect yourself, your employees and others in the workplace. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives.

 

LOLER covers work equipment in workplaces where the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the HSW Act) applies, this includes factories, offshore installations, agricultural premises, construction sites, offices, shops, hospitals, hotels, places of entertainment etc

 

INDG 476 - Storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely

INDG 476 - Storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely

 

Are you planning to sell pyrotechnic articles (eg theatrical pyrotechnics, marine and lifesaving pyrotechnics such as flares, paintball and airsoft products, or birdscarers)? This leaflet has been written to help you protect the safety of your staff and customers and comply with the law.

 

You must do a risk assessment. This means thinking about what might cause harm to people and deciding whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm.

 

The main questions you need to ask yourself about how pyrotechnic articles being stored and sold on retail premises can harm people are:

 

How could a fire start?

How could it spread?

What do I need to do to protect people if there is a fire?

 

The actions you need to take are actions to:

 

prevent a fire starting;

stop it spreading;

protect people in the event of a fire

 

INDG 477 - Storing and selling shooting supplies safely

INDG 477 - Storing and selling shooting supplies safely

 

Are you planning to sell explosive shooting supplies (eg ammunition, capped cartridge cases, primers and percussion caps, and shooters’ powders)? This leaflet has been written to help you protect the safety of your staff and customers and comply with the law.

 

You must do a risk assessment. This means thinking about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm.

 

The main questions you need to ask yourself about how shooting supplies being stored and sold on retail premises can harm people are:

 

How could a fire start?

How could it spread?

What do I need to do to protect people if there is a fire?

 

The actions you need to take are actions to:

 

prevent a fire starting;

stop it spreading;

protect people in the event of a fire.

 

INDG 478 - Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool

INDG 478 - Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool

 

This tool is designed to help assess the key risks in manual pushing and pulling operations involving whole-body effort, eg moving loaded trolleys or roll cages, or dragging, hauling, sliding or rolling loads.

 

It is intended to be used alongside the Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool) which helps assess lifting and carrying operations, and follows a similar approach to that tool. It is aimed at those responsible for health and safety in workplaces and will help you to identify high-risk pushing and pulling activities and check the effectiveness of any risk-reduction measures.

 

 

--------Other Guides-----------------

Europa : osha.europa.eu factsheets 

Europa : Work - related musculoskeletal disorders: Back to work

Europa : Hazards & Risks Associated with Manual Handling in the Workplace


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