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your company. Some of the ideas may not be relevant to you. Concentrate on those that are
relevant. Keep notes of your conclusions – you will need them to prepare your action plan
afterwards. Where appropriate ask yourself the RADAR questions.
Note: Always include in your discussion any figures referred to in the text, if you feel these
are relevant to your company.
a. How safety conscious are the employees in your company? How do you know?
b. Parag. 2 suggests seven questions to check your company’s level of safety
awareness. Is each question relevant to you? Are there any others that you would
add to the list? Apply your final list of questions to your company. Consider each
question in detail. What results do you get?
c. What concrete steps could be taken to improve these results?
d. Parag. 3: Apply the RADAR questions to these suggestions for promoting safety
e. Parag. 5 suggests four times when safety education may be provided. Are these
applicable in your company? What other times would you include?
f. Parag. 6 suggests nine points that should be included in safety training for new
employees. Would you include all of these? Would you add others to the list? How
would you implement each of the items in your final list?
g. Parag. 7: What is the value of keeping records of safety education? What records do
you feel you should keep in your company, and for how long?
h. Parag. 8: What kind of hidden dangers could be found in your company? Have you
any system for trying to spot them? How effective is it?
i. Parag. 8: Do you feel that the Four Round Method would be useful in your company.
If so, how would you apply it to a typical example of hidden danger in your
j. Parags. 9 and 10. If you feel this method is relevant to your company, apply the
RADAR questions to using it. Action plan
Draw up an action plan for introducing or improving safety education in your company. You
might like to follow the 6-Point Structure. Alternatively you may choose to prepare one action
plan when you have discussed several texts. Unit 7 - Safety 12 A Roadmap to Quality 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 01/08/2006 10:58 Page 13 7.4 Establish safety standards and
1. Every company should have safety standards and regulations to prevent accidents at
work, to clarify job responsibilities in relation to safety, and to encourage employee
initiative in undertaking safety activities. The company should:
a. Establish safety standards and regulations based on the law of the country.
b. Train employees in the safety standards.
c. Put instructions for operating machinery in writing to ensure that employees follow
the standard procedures. Establish safety standards and regulations
2. Establish safety standards and regulations based on the law of the country and taking
into account the local culture and the special character of the workplace. These
standards and regulations must be followed by every employee, and should cover the
b. Protective tools.
c. Operational procedures and methods.
d. Environmental maintenance.
e. Promotion of the 4-S.
f. Employee safety-related behaviour and activities.
g. Health maintenance and management.
h. Travelling to and from work.
i. Any other standards and regulations which may have been adopted at a particular
3. Decide which department will be responsible for establishing these standards and
regulations, review them either continually or periodically, and keep records of the
reviews. Decide also which forms will be used at different business facilities.
Figure 7.4a Classification of standards and regulations Train employees in the safety standards
4. Train employees in the safety standards, especially in the following six areas:
a. Mechanical danger:
i. Primary movers and rotary shafts (use covers).
ii. Belt cutting.
iii. Loose processed goods and metal particles.
iv. Operational signals.
v. Presses and other machines. A Roadmap to Quality 13 Unit 7 - Safety 05-87581_unit 7.qxd b.
f. 01/08/2006 10:58 Page 14 Transport vehicles: forklifts, in-plant vehicles, freight cars.
Fire, explosions etc.; prevention of natural fire, standards for working with fire.
Electricity: short circuits, hot-line work.
Handling freight etc: inspection of ropes, prohibition of uneven load distribution
Crashes and falls: protective floor covers and hand rails. 5. To make training in the safety standards as effective as possible:
a. Use standards and regulations for individual machines and operations as teaching
b. Restrict education to standards related to the operations concerned, and base
training on written plans.
c. Include past experiences and examples in the lectures, group discussions and on-site
d. Keep records of education and training as prescribed in Text 7.3.7. Put procedures for operating machinery in writing
6. You should also put procedures for operating machinery in writing to make sure that
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