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Title: STFC Safety, Health and Environment SHE Codes


1
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
    enough.
  • 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.

2
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

3
Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Group
Introduction to STFC SHE Code 18 Control of
Noise at Work
4
Why a Noise SHE Code?
  • Hearing loss caused by exposure to noise at work
    continues to be a significant occupational health
    hazard.
  • 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

5
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
    undertaken.

6
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.

7
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
    undertaken.

8
SHE Training
  • A standard Appendix to each SHE code lists
    necessary training - competence in safety is
    important
  • 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
    training
  • 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

9
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.

10
DepartmentalSafety Contacts
11
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
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