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Health and Safety POLICY


12. WORKSHOP SAFETY

Safety in the workshops is subject to a number of various risk assessments and safe codes of working practices which have to be observed and adhered to by all workshop users and enforced by the person in charge of these areas.  Due to high risk activities taking place in the workshops access to these areas is restricted to authorised personnel only. No other person may enter the workshops without permission.

Workshop Equipment and Tools

Workshop Practices and Personal Protective Equipment
Lone and Out of Hours Working


No lone working with hazardous equipment and/or materials is permitted. Such work can only be undertaken when there are at least  two staff present in the workshop.

Work cannot be carried out outside normal working hours if there is only one person in the workshop.  Any exception from this rule will depend on the outcome of the risk assessment and the nature of work to be undertaken.


Workshop users must familiarise themselves with Part 3 (Electrical Equipment) and Part 4 (Mechanical Equipment) of  the University Health and Safety Policy at:
http://www.docs.csg.ed.ac.uk/Safety/Policy/Part3.pdf and http://www.docs.csg.ed.ac.uk/Safety/Policy/Part4.pdf


Generic Mechanical and Electronic Workshop Risk Assessments can be found at: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/safety/risk-assessments/index.html









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