WHS Policies and Procedures and Contracts
WHS Policies and Procedures
1. Emergency management
Any building that is open to the public during events could be crowded with people who have little or no knowledge about what to do in the event of an emergency.
2. Injury or illness
A staff member or visitor that becomes ill or is injured during events may require immediate or prompt attention.
3. Demonstrations in laboratories or workshops, including hands-on, public involvement
The highest possible level of care must be exercised to protect members of the public who attend practical demonstrations. Special care must be taken where members of the public are invited to participate in a demonstration and further care must be taken if children are involved. Children must be supervised at all times.
When planning demonstrations, is the likelihood of the following adverse outcomes taken into account?
4. Demonstrations/displays involving operating mechanical equipment
This includes any unattended working exhibits and the use of plant and machinery with an operator/demonstrator in attendance. For example, machine tools in workshops, testing rigs, robotic equipment, welding and other examples of hot work.
When planning demonstrations/displays, is the likelihood of the following adverse outcomes taken into account?
5. Static displays within buildings
Inappropriately placed displays may impede egress in the event of an emergency. Falling displays may cause injury.
6. Outdoor pursuits, displays and other activities
This section includes any outdoor activities, such as erecting/dismantling tents, displays or information kiosks.
If electrical power is supplied to tents, displays and kiosks:
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