Health and Safety Health and safety knowledge relating to the hairdressing industry including health and safety legislation and dealing with hazards in the salon. acasemore published on September 10, 2012460 responses 4 4.6★ / 5 Questions in vertical order Which of the following are possible health and safety hazards? Select the three correct answers Hair cuttings on the floor Trailing wires Consulting with a client before the client has been provided with PPE Wet or slippery floor Someone falling and injuring themselves Contracting Dermatitis RIDDOR is an abreviation for what? Reporting of Injuries, Deaths and Dangerous Occurances Regulation Reporting of Injuries, Deseases and Dangerous Occurances Regulation Reporting Inquiries, Deaths and Dangerous Occupations Regulation Reporting, incidents, Deaths and Dangerous Objects Regulation What are the employee's responsibilities under the Electricity at Work Act? Check and repair any faulty equipment before use. Take care to leave trailing wires and flexes Check electical equipment before use, if faulty, remove from use, label out of order and report to manager. Arrange for all equipment to be PAT tested Which type of fire fighting equipment should not be used on an electrical fire? Water or foam Carbon dioxide Dry powder What should you do in the event of a fire? Calmly follow the evacuation procedure and wait at the asembly point. Do not return into the building. Go to the toilets and wait to be rescued Go to your locker to retrieve your belongings and wait at the assembly point How should sharp objects e.g disposable razors, be disposed of? Wrapped in newspaper and carefully placed in a closed bin In a sharps box Handed in to a Pharmacy In the blue recycling bin What are the employee's responsibilities under PUWER? To only use equipment for it's intended purpose and to ensure that they are competent to use the equipment To use equipment in any which way they see fit To label faulty equipment and report to the manager To ensure that equipment is PAT tested annually Which of the following is a risk of leaving a slippery surface without a warning sign? Someone could fall and hurt themselves Another employee could feel resentful The slippery surface will be cleaned up No-one will notice the problem and the salon will look more professional What is PUWER an abreviation of? People Using Work Equipment Regulation Poor Use of Work Equipment Regulation Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation Proper Use of Work Equipment Regulation Which of the following are possible health and safety risks caused by hazards Select the two correct answers injury inflamation of the skin - Dermatitis Slippery surfaces obstructed egress What is a Hazard? Something which can cause harm The likelihood of something causing harm How much someone is at risk of becoming harmed Harm caused to others due to care being taken What are the responsibilities of employee's under the Workplace Regulations? To maintain a safe working environment To store and use chemicals according to salon policy To only use equipment for it's intended purpose To lock up the premises at the end of the working day What is a risk? A loss of something A broken object Something which can cause harm to others The likelihood of someone becoming harmed due to a hazard Which of the following is a hazard? Wearing gloves and an apron when applying hair colour Irritation and inflamation to the skin from contact with chemicals Lid not replaced on hydrogen peroxide bottle Placing chemicals in a locked cupboard What is COSHH an abreviation of? Chemicals of Substance Harmful to Health Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Caustic or strong Hydrogen Hydroxide Control of Services Harmful to Health What are the employee's responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974? To maintain working practices To only maintain Health and safety when instructed by their employer To take care of their own health and safety To take reasonable care to ensure the safety of all present in the work place What is the procedure for lifting heavy objects? Keeping back straight, bend from the knee keeping an even weight distribution as you lift Always lift the maximum weight that you feel you can manage Bend from the waist lifting the object carefully Assess the weight of the object as it is not your job to lift objects in the salon.