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Staff/Student Duties
The Law
The main piece of legislation that refers to employees’ and student duties is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA).  This imposes general duties on everybody connected with work, including employers, employees, students, visitors and contractors working on site.
What YOU must do
Under the HASAWA you should:
•    take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by what you do (or fail to do) at work
•    co-operate with the College or any other person, so far as is necessary, to enable the College or other person to perform with any requirement or duty imposed under any relevant legislation
•    not intentionally or recklessly misuse anything that has been provided by the College in the interests of health and safety
What this means
•    looking after yourself whilst at work
•    carrying out your work so that it does not present a risk to others
•    use all work items provided by the College correctly and in accordance with the training and information you have been given
•    following College health and safety rules, risk assessments and emergency procedures etc. put in place by the College or anyone the College nominates to oversee health and safety, such as a the Health and Safety Officer
•    wear any personal protective equipment that the College provides you
•    report back to your Line Manager/Tutor or Health and Safety Officer anything you may consider a risk to your health and safety, or that of other people, so that remedial action can be taken
•    not intentionally damage or misuse anything that the College has provided for the health and safety of it’s employees’/students and other people, such as visitors, contractors or members of the public.
REMEMBER!
•    always follow College health and safety rules
•    be aware of how actions could endanger others
•    report health and safety concerns to your Line Manager/Tutor or Health and Safety Officer
•    don’t damage or misuse anything that has been provided for health and safety reasons

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last edited by Pearson, Will on 07-10-2011 17:04

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