Guidance for the Preparation of Faculty / Directorate Health and Safety Policy Documents appendix 2

  • OBUHSN-28 Appendix 2: Potential hazards

    • Fire doors and other evacuation and escape routes. (OBUHSN-09)
    • Escape routes for handicapped users
    • Limitations on use by handicapped people.
    • Normal access:
    • The maximum number of people permitted in the room. (Applies to lecture/seminar rooms, laboratories and open plan offices only)
    • Precautions to be observed during visits by:
    • Visitors and Conference delegates. (NB Porters and cleaning staff are "visitors" (OBUHSN-13)
    • Children (OBUHSN-15)
    • Means and methods of summoning assistance (OBUHSN-09):
    • In normal working hours
    • Outside normal working hours. (OBUHSN-30)
    • First aid cover (OBUHSN-10)
    • In normal working hours
    • Outside normal working hours. (OBUHSN-30)
    • Uniquely Faculty/Directorate health and safety topics. e.g. micro-organisms, lasers etc.
    • Electrical safety (OBUHSN-18)
    • Ventilation, normal or special in case of certain machines or photocopiers.
    • Lighting
    • Emergency arrangements
    • Machinery and laboratory equipment.
    • Precautions concerning chemicals and other substances hazardous to health. Hazardous Substances (OBUHSN-19)
    • Cleaning and hygiene arrangements.
    • Reporting procedures:
    • Safety checks, forms and frequencies
    • Maintenance and testing of environmental control equipment e.g. fume cupboards & air conditioning.
    • Registration of changes is safety procedures e.g. with new or modified equipment or operation and changes of location of equipment or activities.
    • Accidents and incidents. (OBUHSN-11)