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explain principles for moving and handling equipment and other objects safely
One way to assess manual handling activities is to look at four specific areas ? Task, Individual, Load and Environment (easily remembered by the acronym TILE). [ [ As with any assessment, the workforce should be involved in the process, [ and use should be made of any relevant guidance available for particular industries. Key factors to consider in each element are: 1. The Task Does the
activity involve twisting, stooping, bending, excessive travel, pushing, pulling or precise positioning of the load, sudden movement, inadequate rest or recovery periods, team handling or seated work? 2. The Individual Does the individual require unusual strength or height for the activity, are they pregnant, disabled or suffering from a health problem. Is specialist knowledge or training required? 3. The Load Is the load heavy, unwieldy, difficult to grasp, sharp, hot, cold, difficult to grip, are the contents likely to move or shift? 4. The Environment Are there space constraints, uneven, slippery or unstable floors, variations in floor levels, extremely hot, cold or humid conditions, poor lighting, poor ventilation, gusty winds, clothing or Personal Protective Equipment that restricts movement? ]
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outline emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the health and safety work setting
Weegy: How you react in the event of fire depends on how well you have prepared for a fire emergency. [ Therefore, departments should ensure that all employees are familiar with the procedure to follow in the event of an emergency as outlined in the University's Emergency Plan.PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW Departments that need a special fire emergency procedure to meet your operations should contact the Fire Safety Section for assistance. Most departments can follow the basic building evacuation procedure outlined below. The building evacuation procedure for your department should be posted on the office bulletin board. BASIC PROCEDURE In the event of an alarm "RACE": R: Remove anyone from immediate danger A: Activate the building fire alarm system and call 911 C: Confine the fire by closing all windows and doors E: Evacuate, leave the building Extinguish the fire, if it can be done safelyThe Emergency Action Plan is to outline a structured evacuation to ensure the safety of UNC employees, students and visitors. The plan is intended as guidance in the management of any unusual occurrence for your building. Occurrences could include floods, hurricanes, explosions, tornadoes, major fires, terrorism, and any event that has the potential for mass casualties. ] (More)
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