I have stated my personal information above and I understand that my participation in a WTF Workshop will involve me in activities which are potentially hazardous and should be carried out with the utmost care and attention.
I acknowledge that I have been given a briefing on WTF’s Health & Safety Policy which is shown below and that I have read it and fully understand it.
I have disclosed any physical limitations, disabilities, ailments or impairments which may affect my ability to participate in a WTF Workshop.
I agree to personally assume all risks connected with a WTF Workshop.
Signed by Participant
WOMEN TEACHING FABRICATION (WTF) HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
WTF TUTORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES
• To provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for the Participants and anybody else affected by WTF's activities.
WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS' RESPONSIBILITIES
• To listen to WTF’s Health & Safety briefing and, before participating in any Workshop activity, seek clarification of any anything which is not understood.
• To take all reasonable care of themselves and others and to use all relevant Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
• To co-operate fully with WTF Tutors in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
• To immediately report to WTF Tutors any instance where it is thought that there may be a health or safety problem.
• To report any accident to WTF Tutors.
• WTF Tutors are qualified First Aiders having completed an Emergency First Aid At Work Course.
• First Aid Kits are available for use by WTF Tutors and by Workshop Participants.
• Accident Book entries will be completed by a WTF Tutor in respect of any accident occurring.
• Tools & equipment should be used with great care and safety instructions should be followed when using them.
• Trailing leads should be avoided wherever possible and all passageways should be kept clear. This is particularly relevant in order to maintain clear routes of exit in the event of fire.
• Electrical equipment is normally safe to use although there is still a potential danger. Great care should be taken when installing or removing plugs or in any activity relating to electrical leads or the internal workings of electrical items. Great care should also be taken when carrying and using water in order to avoid the likelihood of contact with electrical points, plugs, connections or equipment.
• Heavy items should be treated with respect when lifting. Back injuries are common when lifting with a bent back. A straight back is the accepted method of lifting.
• Chemicals can be very hazardous in the workshop and the use of safety glasses, masks, overalls and protective gloves are strongly advised when handling them.
• Fire is a potential hazard in the Workshop and flammable items should be kept well clear of flying sparks, naked flames and welding eqipment.
• Alcohol and recreational drug use is unacceptable on a WTF Workshop as they can cut reaction times and may cause normally safe situations to develop into hazards.
• Smoking is not permitted on a WTF Workshop.