ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP SAFETY REGULATIONS

  1. Free access to the workshop areas is restricted to authorised personnel only. No other person may enter the workshop without permission.

  2. Safety equipment is provided and must be used where necessary.

  3. Any person working in the electronics workshop must familiarise themselves with Part 3 (Electrical Equipment) of the University Health and Safety Policy at: http://www.safety.ed.ac.uk/policy/part3/part3.shtm

  4. Any person working in the electronic workshop must have read and signed the appropriate risk assessment if the work or equipment they are using  has been risk assessed.

  5. Work on equipment where there is a risk of electric shock may only be carried out when at least two people are present in the workshop area.

  6. No equipment may be used if it is damaged or defective. Such equipment should be clearly labelled and defects reported to the person in charge of the workshop.

  7. Do not carry loads such that the weight may be dangerous or vision obscured. Refer to Health and Safety Policy part two General Precautions. (Health and Safety - section 4.7 Manual Handling of Loads)

  8. No tools or equipment may be removed from the workshop without the authority of the person in charge of the workshop. Any item removed must be recorded in the book which is kept for this purpose.

  9. Tools and equipment which are being used on work outside the workshop must be returned to the workshop at the end of the day unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in advance.

  10. A clear route through the workshop must be maintained at all times.

  11. Smoking, eating and drinking in the workshop areas are strictly prohibited, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

  12. All accidents/incidents must be logged in the Accident/Incident/Occupational Ill Health Report Book (this is located in room 1412), or via the webform available at the Health and Safety website.

  13. In the event of a fire act in accordance with the FIRE ACTION NOTICES displayed throughout the building. Leave the building immediately and proceed to the assembly point.

  14. Problems or concerns regarding health, safety or security mail your local safety adviser


Revised 19 Oct 06

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