A common cause of injury whilst working at height is over-reaching.
To position the equipment safely, always ensure:
It is not necessary to check the equipment is safe to use because regular checks are done anyway.
Accidents can happen when:
I don’t need to check the locking mechanism is in place.
By acting irresponsibly while working at height, I am endangering:
Wearing footwear with good grip is essential when working at height.
Is it better to pull or push a load?
Before lifting a box, always check the weight by:
When carrying a load, it is not necessary to check your walking route as there shouldn’t be any obstructions because my shop is always tidy.
Always try and lift a box by yourself irrespective of the weight.
Which of these is true? To correctly lift an object you must:
If you need to gain height to unload a box, ensure the ladder or hop-up is in place before attempting to climb up with the load.
Always turn by moving your feet - don’t twist.
Hazardous substances come in various forms. Which of these lists are all correct?
Hazardous substances can enter the body by:
After handling hazardous products it is best practice to wash your hands.
Being careless with hazardous substances can cause cancer, lung disease and other life-affecting health issues.
There should be a label on each hazardous product which will have a pictogram in the following colours:
A precautionary statement describing the precautions that could be put in place to minimise or prevent the effects of the exposure will be on every hazardous product e.g. wear eye protection or gloves. Is this necessary?
A hazardous product label will have a Hazard Statement. This is:
When you get to your superstore, you should always report to the supervisor, so they know you are present.
Your responsibilities as a volunteer or employee are:
It is essential to know how to get in and out of the shop for day-to-day activities or in an emergency.
Working alone doesn’t necessarily mean being the only one on site. It can also mean just working by myself in a separate location
If I work by myself, is it necessary to notify anyone before commencing?
Which of these is true? To stay safe, I should:
If I am confronted with an aggressor, I should:
Which of these is needed to cause a fire?
If there is a fire, I should tackle it at all costs because the superstore will be expensive to replace.
The word PASS helps me remember how to use a fire extinguisher. It means:
It is not safe to move a frying pan which is on fire.
Fire blankets are designed for smaller fires - e.g. in bins, pans, or on clothes.
If someone’s clothes are on fire I should:
By keeping the shop or work area clear of cardboard or other rubbish, it reduces the chance of a fire.