Work Health & Safety Training
ALERT – 26th November 2013 – Lap belts on wheelchairs
Click on the link below for Manual Handling Training Video : (You will require Internet access and Sound)
The video is presented by Taylor Rose-Law and is produced in the UK. The video is very informative and relative to the techniques used here in Australia and goes through in depth of all the risks and procedures for Manual Handling.
Manual Handling Training Video Link (English) 23mins & 32 secs
MANUAL HANDLING Training Video (Moving Furniture) 5.17 mins
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MANUAL HANDLING VIDEO
Manual Handling Training “Back to Basics” 3mins & 11 secs
HOW TO USE POWER TOOLS AND HAND TOOLS SAFELY VIDEO
How To Use Power Tools & Hand Tools Safely 18.20 mins
In South Australia, the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, 1986, establishes the overall requirements for protecting health and safety in the workplace. WorkCover Corporation has an ongoing commitment to assist and support employers and workers to work together to develop skills and put systems in place to maximise health and safety in the workplace.
This Resource Kit has been designed with two critical factors in mind; firstly, the competencies required by employees who don’t have supervisory responsibility in the workplace; and secondly, employees who are in need of language and literacy skills development.
Everyone has a right to be safe at work, including volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in communities across Australia and make significant contributions by carrying out unpaid work for a variety of organisations every day.
The information on the website outlines ways volunteers can meet their work health and safety duties and explains what volunteers can expect from the organisations they volunteer for. It also provides information for organisations that employ workers and engage volunteers and how the new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws apply to them.MANAGING RISKS AND FALLS IN THE WORKPLACE (Refer to Page 35 for ladder Minimum Weight)
Safe ladder use
Stop and think before you use a ladder. In one year 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder.
- Read the safety warnings on the ladder and follow the manufacturer’s advice.
- Ensure the ladder is in good condition and fitted with non-slip safety feet. Store it in a dry place to prevent warping or corrosion.
- Place the ladder on dry, firm and level ground that is clear of power lines and exposed electrical wiring, and engage all locks and braces.
- Secure the top of an extension ladder into position before starting work. The top of the ladder should extend at least one metre over the top of the surface it is resting on.
- Stay in the centre of the ladder as you climb. Never lean out too far from a ladder, always work within arm’s reach and be careful when pulling items from shelves, gutters and roofs as this may cause you to lose your balance.
- Only climb to the second rung from the top of a step ladder or the third rung from the top of an extension ladder.
- Two people should never climb the ladder at the same time even if their combined weight is below the maximum weight capacity.
- Never use a ladder if you are alone and cannot get assistance if you have an accident.
USING A LADDER:
When using a ladder there are certain things that you MUST do to ensure your Personal Safety:- view the following video
MANAGING THE RISK OF FALLS IN THE WORKPLACE FACT SHEET:
MANAGING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES CODE OF PRACTICE:
Click on the link below for “Workstation Ergonomics Training Video (Time: 3 Mins) : (You will require Internet access and Sound)
This video will explain how to set up your workstation assist you in preventing any Ergonomic Injuries.
MANAGING THE RISKS OF WORKING IN THE HEAT
This guide provides information on how to manage the risks associated with working in heat and what to do if a worker begins to suffer from a heat-related illness.
People in control of the workplace, such as managers and supervisors, and workers all have duties under WHS laws to manage risks to worker health and safety, such as those associated with working in heat.
This guide is useful for employers and workers in the transport, postal/warehousing, construction and public administration and safety industries, as well as labourers and protective service workers.
WORK, HEALTH & SAFETY (WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE): (You will require Internet access and Sound)
Here is a link to a video that relates to a poem written about safety – “I Chose to Look the Other Way” – this is a very powerful video and re-enforces the understanding that we are all responsible for each others safety . (Time: Approx 4 minutes)
ROAD SAFETY RULES – RAA
VW CADDY VEHICLE PREPARATION FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Watch the Video on the Correct set up and use of a Wheelchair