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h. Protection officers move anyone who is obstructing evacuation and fire-fighting.
4. Make an assessment of your company’s readiness to deal with disaster in terms of the
following five stages:
a. First stage: You have company-wide goals, but virtually no self-directed activities.
b. Second stage: You recognise the issues that need to be addressed, but no selfdirected activities have been undertaken.
c. Third stage: You have allocated roles, and employees have taken on self-directed
activities in accordance with divisional, departmental, and sectional plans.
d. Fourth stage: You have allocated roles, and employees have taken on self-directed
activities in cooperation with related departments and sections.
e. Fifth stage: You have allocated roles, and company-wide activities haven been
undertaken vigorously. Unit 7 - Safety 28 A Roadmap to Quality 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 01/08/2006 10:59 Page 29 Discussion
The following questions ask you to think about how the ideas in the text could be applied in
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. Have you ever had a major disaster in your company? If yes, how well did your
company deal with it? If you have not yet had a disaster, how well prepared are you
to deal with one ? How could your company make itself better prepared?
b. Parag. 2 and 3: To what extent would such an in-house organization be possible in
your company? Apply the RADAR questions to these suggestions and to the list of
c. Parag. 4 suggest five stages of preparedness for a disaster. What stage do you think
your company is at? Action plan
Draw up an action plan for to prepare your company to deal with any disasters that could
occur. You might like to follow the 6-point structure. Alternatively you may choose to prepare
one action plan when you have discussed several texts. A Roadmap to Quality 29 Unit 7 - Safety 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 01/08/2006 10:59 Page 30 Test
Answer these questions using only the information given in the text. For each question one,
two or all three answers may be correct. Tick the answer or answers you think are correct for
each question. Each question carries 3 points – you get one point for each correct answer
that you tick, and one point for each wrong answer that you do not tick.
7.1 Mark emergency exits; put up warning signs
Set out and clearly mark:
a. Emergency sites.
b. Evacuation routes.
c. Emergency exits.
To indicate the emergency exits:
a. Put up guide signs to indicate evacuation routes.
b. Make sure that all emergency exits and evacuation routes are kept clear.
c. Install rope ladders and evacuation chutes on all floors.
Areas that are dangerous for employees to enter or go near are:
a. The area outside a certain range of operating machinery and equipment.
b. Construction sites.
c. Sites with movable facilities and equipment.
Fix danger signboards on:
7.2 Provide protective clothing and tools
Match protective clothing and tools with the operations, or operation contents:
1. Working at altitudes, or with forklifts
2. Organic solvents
3. High temperatures
5. Hot, sharp or pointed items
f. Protective uniforms
6. Specific chemical substances
g. Heat-resistant uniforms
7. Cutting, grinding and chipping
a. a5, b6, c2, d4, e7, f1, g3
b. a7, b2, c5, d1, e4, f6, g3
c. a7, b5, c2, d1, e4, f6, g3
To periodically check that protective clothing and tools are being used properly:
a. Record where protective gear is distributed for joint use, and where for individual
b. Check that protective gear conforms to the standards set by the business facility.
c. Keep records of periodic checks on the numbers of items of protective gear that
are in use. Unit 7 - Safety 30 A Roadmap to Quality 05-87581_unit 7.qxd 7. 01/08/2006 10:59 Page 31 Examples of protective devices that halt operations or activate alarms include:
a. Safety fences around apparatuses that are connected to each other.
b. Frontal sections of the blades of shearing machines.
c. Systems that prevent excessive winding of cranes. 7.3 Raise safety awareness
Checkpoints for promoting safety awareness include:
a. Do superiors try to establish the kind of relationship that encourages
employees to follow orders precisely?
b. Do employees try to follow the safety rules and do they encourage others to do
c. Are there enough signs prompting employees to be safety conscious?
Actions to promote safety awareness include:
a. Arrange study visits to model companies.
b. Provide safety instructions and reminders to employees at regular m...
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