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Formative assessments Activity 1DONE!!!1. What is the purpose of safety procedures and instructions in the workplace? (50-75 words)Despite the fact that hazards aren’t the first thing thought about when it comes to a businesses objectives. The purpose of safety procedures and instructions helps to develop standards to insure safety in a workplace. The purpose of these procedures are to eliminate or at least reduce the potential for workplace accidents and ensuring that employees work in safely as they carry out the work that their job requires. 2. Give seven examples of employer’s responsibilities under health and safety legislation. - Ensure every employee is safe from injury in the work environment. - Maintain machinery, equipment, appliances and tools are in safe condition.- Provide information and training necessary to ensure each employee safe from injury.- Provide adequate facilities such as first aid services.- Keep information and records of work-related injuries.- Advise employees about whom they should address about their concerns regarding health and safety.- Ensure that employees who are inexperienced in the performance of any hazardous work are supervised.- Ensure that all employees know the health and safe procedure in the event of an unexpected hazard occurring.Activity 2 DONE!!!Use the checklist to carry out an equipment check to make sure your workstation meets workplace standards.CHECKLIST—setting up your workstationYesNoN/ACHAIR—is the chair adjusted to fit you? Check that the:Backrest height and back tilt are adjusted to fit the curve of your back and allow a slightly reclined posture.XSeat height and angle are adjusted so that you can sit with your feet flat on the floor, hips between 90 degrees and 120 degrees.XAn adjustable-height footrest is supplied if you need one.XDESK/BENCHHas the desk height been adjusted so the surface is set just below your elbow
height?XIf the desk is not adjustable, is the surface set just below your elbow height (e.g. chair raised slightly, footrest supplied)?XIs the desk large enough to fit the task requirements of the job?XIs the desk deep enough to allow the computer screen to be approximately at arm’s length away from you?XIs there adequate space under the desk to allow comfortable forward facing posture and ability to get in and out?XAre the desk corners and under desk space rounded, smooth and free of sharp edges (e.g. no keyboard, shelves under desk)?XAre items such as disk drives, rubbish bins and desk drawers stored so that they donot interfere with space under the desk?XAre frequently used items on the desk stored within easy reach (e.g. keyboard, telephone)?XIs there a sloped desk surface or angle board for reading and writing tasks if required?