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Hi,

I have a couple of questions that need answering but as they are more statements rather than questions I am unsure of what to put. Could anyone please take a look at these and give me some hints if possible please.

1. Follow manufacturers or organisational instructions for the use of equipment, materials and products
2. Follow organisational procedures and legal requirements to minimise risks to health and safety

I appreciate any help at all.
Thank you
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Hi,

I have a couple of questions that need answering but as they are more statements rather than questions I am unsure of what to put. Could anyone please take a look at these and give me some hints if possible please.

1. Follow manufacturers or organisational instructions for the use of equipment, materials and products
2. Follow organisational procedures and legal requirements to minimise risks to health and safety

I appreciate any help at all.
Thank you
These questions are things you should be looking at in terms of a job or workplace. If you're currently employed, you need to think about there, or if not then think about somewhere you have worked or would like to work.

1) Think about some equipment or materials that are used. This depends on the workplace, but commonly are things like cleaning products, computers, stationery. If you have a staff kitchen onsite then it can be things like a microwave and hot drinks. In specialised workplaces, there will be other machinery to consider - a healthcare setting might have a hoist or portable x-ray machine, an advertising agency might have a big printer, a large office might have a complicated telephone system and switchboard.
Think about what training or advice is given for use of the equipment. New starters are likely to be given training during the induction. There might be a specific IT department or person involved in maintenance and repair of computer problems. You'll call out a plumber if the toilets are blocked. There might be rules about not taking hot food/drink outside the kitchen. There could be a rule saying no new electrical equipment can be used unless it is PAT tested (this can be seen by a sticker on the plug).
So an example might be "in my workplace, we use a hoist. New staff are given training on this. Additionally, there are instructions on the side if anyone needs a refresher, or people can ask their line manager for advice. Two people are needed to use the hoist safely."

2) Have a look at the legal requirements for health and safety - this is the health and safety at work act 1974. Your employer must display the appropriate poster - do you know where this is? Is there a fire policy and fire assembly point? Is there a way of knowing who is in the building at all times in case of evacuation? Do you have an accident book or appointed first aider? Where is the first aid box?
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