Safety Regulations

Information and Guidelines for 3Ls Members and Clubs: Appendix 4

CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

(SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, AREA C)

SAFETY REGULATIONS

[Revised May 2015]

1. EMERGENCIES

Security Control extension 2222 (or 0141 548 2222).

(General enquiries extension 3333 or 0141 548 3333).

In the event of an accident involving injury or illness:

  • Summon the assistance of colleagues
  • Telephone 2222 and state:
    • your own name and department
    • the exact location of the incident: building, floor, room number
    • the exact nature of the incident and the extent of injury or illness
    • whether a doctor or specialist support is required
  • Assist and comfort the casualty
  • Arrange any necessary transport – taxi or ambulance. A staff member should travel with the patient to the nearest A&E Department if that is required.

2. UNIVERSITY SAFETY POLICY

All members of staff must make themselves aware of the contents and purpose of the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy, available here: http://www.strath.ac.uk/safetyservices/occupationalhealthandsafetypolicy/

All members of staff, including part-time tutors, should make themselves aware of the contents of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Safety Regulations.

Part-time tutors should make themselves aware of the Safety Procedures and exit routes pertaining to the buildings in which they teach.

3. FIRST AID

A First Aid box is located in the Centre for Lifelong Learning General Office/Reception (GH759).

University Security Staff are all fully trained in First Aid.

4. REPORTS OF INJURY AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES

All accidents involving injury to any person and all dangerous occurrences which may affect the health or work of any person, or cause damage to any equipment within the Centre for Lifelong Learning must be reported to the Area Safety Convenor (ASC) or Depute Safety Convenor (DSC). The ASC or DSC must then report on the official S1 form to University Safety Services.

5. FIRE PREVENTION

To minimise the risk of fire:

  • Obey signs prohibiting smoking.
  • Switch off all electrical equipment when it is not in use.
  • Close all windows and doors at the end of the working day.
  • Do not store items near heaters.
  • Do not allow waste materials to accumulate
  • Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to use them.

6. EVACUATION OF THE BUILDING

  • Read carefully and assimilate the Fire Regulations displayed in each building
  • Know the meaning of audible fire alarms
  • Know every escape route in the building
  • Vary your escape routes at different fire drills (NB there are Escape Route plans posted in teaching rooms. Special procedures are in place to evacuate persons with mobility impairment. Staff and tutors affected by this must ensure that they are familiar with these procedures.

If you discover a fire or see evidence of a fire:

  •  If it is a small fire and you judge that you could tackle it and there is an extinguisher nearby of the correct type and you are trained and feel confident in its use then you may attempt to put the fire out.
  • When you evacuate a room or space, close the door and raise the alarm by activating the nearest ‘break glass’ fire alarm point, or inform the Security Wardens on extension 2222.
  • Do not use lifts.
  • Do not re-enter the building until you are informed that it is safe to do so.

7. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Portable Appliance Testing is carried out on a regular basis. However, please note the following:

  • All members of staff are responsible for reporting to the appropriate person faults in electrical equipment in their own offices, or provided specifically for their own use, or which becomes faulty when they are using it.
  • Do not interfere with electrical equipment. Faulty equipment should be taken out of use immediately and reported to the Depute Safety Convenor.
  • Do not overload power points.
  • Never place clothing or other items over or near heating appliances.
  • Do not place electrical kettles or similar appliances on the floor.
  • Unplug all equipment before inspection, adjustment or cleaning.

8. USE OF DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT

All members of staff who make use of display screen equipment should make themselves aware of the University of Strathclyde’s Local Rules For the Safe Use of Display Screen Equipment, available to download here:

http://www.strath.ac.uk/safetyservices/localrules/

Note that new DSE Users must complete the online Computer Workstation Awareness training course within the first three months of starting with the University. Existing DSE Users should take the course as a refresher at least once every four years.

The Display Screen Equipment Assessor for CLL will carry out individual workstation assessments for all users.

9. LONE/LATE WORKING

Personal Safety Awareness training is available to raise awareness of work situations that could threaten personal safety and to provide advice on sensible precautions those individuals can take to reduce the possibility of threat. This is recommended for all members of staff who work alone or outwith normal CLL opening hours.

10. OBSTRUCTIONS

Working and access areas (including fire doors) should be kept clear of materials likely to impede passage or create a hazard. Cables should not be routed across aisles or walkways unless properly guarded.

11. LIFTING & HANDLING

Heavy items must not be stored high up on racks or shelves. When accessing high shelves or similar storage use a purpose designed stool or step.

If any task involves a significant proportion of lifting and handling or occasionally requires lifting or handling of an awkward or heavy item then the individual should receive training in correct procedures. In such cases please contact the Depute Safety Convenor who will arrange an assessment.

Manual handling training courses are available from Safety Services.

12. KEYPAD ACCESS

For the protection of lone workers and security of CLL property, keypad access is available in the following areas:

  • GH759 (Reception/General Office)
  • GH747 (Genealogy team office)
  • GH741 (Tutors’ Resource Room)
  • Level 3: main entrance
  • Level 2: all teaching rooms.

Access codes are available to CLL staff who will ensure that areas are opened and closed at appropriate times.

13. SAFETY ROLES IN CLL

CLL staff members have been assigned required safety roles as follows:

  • Area Safety Convenor: Mrs Alix McDonald
  • Depute Safety Convenor : Ms. Claire Hill
  • Fire Safety Coordinator: Mrs. Janice MacWhirter
  • Fire Safety Assistant: Ms. Lisa Donaldson
  • Display Screen Equipment (Computer Workstation) Assessor: Mrs. Jennifer Campbell

14. GENERAL INFORMATION

Please find links below for more information: