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STFC Safety, Health and Environment SHE Codes


SHE communication is an area the STFC needs to improve and a simple ... Ron Lambert. ROE 325. UKATC ROE. Tim Franks. DL 3985. CSED. Colin Weeks. DL 3294. Martin Gibson ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: STFC Safety, Health and Environment SHE Codes

STFC Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Codes
  • SHE communication is an area the STFC needs to
    improve and a simple demonstration of effective
    safety management e-mails alone are not
  • This package is one of a series of STFC SHE Code
    updates, revisions and launches.
  • This simple presentation should be used by STFC
    Managers at all levels to cascade the key
    messages to all staff and contractors during your
    routine communication meetings.

Simplified format for SHE Codes
  • To aid their communication and understanding -
    simple language and clear responsibilities
  • Purpose why the code exists
  • Scope where it does and does not apply
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Responsibilities set out by role read the
    part applicable to you, simple languageAppendice
    s - specific to the code but include standard
    appendices for the training relevant to the code,
    and an audit checklist

Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Group
Introduction to STFC SHE Code 18 Control of
Noise at Work
Why a Noise SHE Code?
  • Hearing loss caused by exposure to noise at work
    continues to be a significant occupational health
  • Some 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness,
    tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears) or other
    ear/hearing conditions as a result of exposure to
    excessive noise at work.
  • This code meets the provisions of the Control of
    Noise at Work Regulations 2005

Application of the code
  • This code applies to all STFC employees and
    tenants, and activities carried out on STFC
    sites, or off site if carried out in the course
    of STFC employment.
  • Contract Supervising Officers are responsible for
    ensuring, as appropriate, that contractor
    management undertake and record their own noise
    risk assessments, and implement suitable noise
    control measures.
  • Reflecting legislation the code defines Lower and
    Upper Action Values, at 80dB(A) and 85dB(A)
    respectively, for which noise assessments must be

Key features
  • Sets out responsibilities for managers to
  • avoid where practicable, staff undertaking work
    in noisy environments
  • where this is not possible ensure that a risk
    assessment based upon the findings of a noise
    assessment is undertaken
  • ensure that hearing protection controls are
    implemented and personal protective equipment
    (PPE) employed in noisy areas and
  • ensure all staff working in noisy environments
    undertake regular hearing assessments.
  • Establishes through SHE Group a register of noisy
    areas and a Competent Noise assessor.

Key points
  • Read the part of the Code relevant to you.
  • Do you work in, or are you responsible for, noisy
    areas?Typically a noisy area would require
    people to raise their voices when holding a
    normal conversation when about 2 metres apart -
    are they marked? have they been assessed?
  • If you work in areas that require hearing
    protection are you undertaking regular hearing
    test through Occupational Health?
  • If you suspect a location may be noisy contact
    your local SHE team for a noise assessment to be

SHE Training
  • A standard Appendix to each SHE code lists
    necessary training - competence in safety is
  • Training Appendices should be used by managers
    and staff when considering new hazards or in
    general as part of Annual Performance Reviews
    (APRs).- see SHE Code 10 Provision of SHE
  • As each code is launched relevant training will
    be set up for staff.
  • To book this training contact your local SHE
    training contacts
  • - RAL 8288 - UKATC 8325
  • - DL 3600 - Swindon 2061

Further questions
  • SHE Group
  • Graeme Finlan, DL, 3147, RAL, 6249
  • Mark Roberts, DL, 3283
  • Matt Dickson, RAL, 5329
  • or Departmental Safety Contact
  • If you have questions on the content or the
    format of the presentation.

DepartmentalSafety Contacts
What did you say ? Do you work in a noisy
environment? Are you responsible for areas where
noise hazards exist ?
STFCControl of Noiseat WorkSafety Code
See Whats new at the SHE website