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Health and Safety Signs in the workplace

To convey actions that must be carried out To confirm emergency procedures in

To indicate the location of fire equipment To comply with the fire precautions (workplace) regulations, which require any non automatic fire fighting equipment to be indicated by signs?

To warn staff and public of the potential dangers in and around the workplace

To provide further information

To show the way to medical assistance to show the way to an area of safety To indicate that a course of action is safe to take

To warn staff and public of the danger of wet area in and around the work area

To convey actions that must be carried out To confirm emergency procedures in the event of fire sign.

To warn your staff of the potential dangers they face in and around the workplace using the most appropriate safety signs

To convey prohibited actions To reduce the risk of fire To prevent personal injury

To provide further information

Relevance of Health and Safety Signs in the work place

Safety signs and symbols are important safety communicating tools. They help to indicate various hazards that present in workplace. At the same time, they warn workers to always keep watching on those hazards by giving required information and safety instructions. Safety signs and symbols do not only inform the presence of hazards but also keep workers safety awareness. It is very important in reducing accidents at workplace and in chemical plants. To get the most out of health and safety signs and symbols, you should choose the right one for each work location in plant site. Each work area needs different workplace health and safety signs and symbols. It is because each work area has difference type of hazard.

An Earthquake Plan for the office

1. Maintain and carry a list of all workers in their care, checking the list at the end of activities to quickly identify missing persons 2. Maintain and carry a first aid kit 3. Be prepared to choose alternative evacuation routes (for example, due to fire) 4. Know how to safely turn off gas, water, and electricity in the areas surrounding work area 5. Instruct workers to evacuate after the shaking has stopped 6. Lead the workers to the designated assembly area, conference room F Secure everyone from the possibility of aftershocks 7. Give first aid if necessary 8. Not re-enter the building unless instructed by an appropriate authority 9. Pre-select two workers to lead the others if the manager is injured 10. Develop and implement a institution plan, one coordinated with the organizational managers to reunite workers with family members

A Fire emergency Plan for the office

The action employees should take if they discover a fire Immediately operate the nearest alarm call-point. Attack the fire if possible, with appliances available, without taking personal risks.

How will people be warned in there is a fire The electrical fire alarm system will sound on operation of the manually operated alarm callpoint.

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How the evacuation of the building will be carried out Everyone in the building should leave the building by the nearest exit and report to the assembly point at the front of the building.

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Identification of escape routes All exit doors can be used as escape routes. The staircase and routes leading to the front door are protected routes.

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Fire fighting equipment provided Fire extinguishers are located in circulation areas and near fire exit doors.

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Duties and identity of employees with specific responsibilities in the event of fire. On hearing the alarm: All staff will usher visitors out of the building and assemble at the Conference room Ft. Fire wardens will ensure: Their areas are cleared of people Registers are collected on the way out

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The Fire Brigade is called. A roll call is made to ensure everyone is out.

Arrangements for the safe evacuation of people identified as being especially at risk, such as contractors, those with disabilities, members of the public and visitors.

Visitors: The host / employee must take responsibility for any visitor they may have and ensure they leave the building by the nearest exit. Contractors: must be given information about fire procedures and leave the building at the nearest exit. People with disabilities: Specific arrangements may need to be made for those with disabilities. These arrangements may be made with the assistance of the Area Health and Safety Adviser.

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How will the Fire Brigade and any necessary emergency services be called and who will be responsible for doing this.

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On hearing the alarm .will Dial 110 and ask for the Fire Brigade or other emergency service as appropriate. Fire Wardens will call the Fire Brigade in the absence of .. (this may be best achieved using a mobile phone)

Procedures for liasing with the Fire Brigade on arrival and notifying them of any specific risks, e.g. the location of highly flammable materials. .or other member of the Fire Wardens will liase with the Fire Brigade on their arrival.