All answers must be clearly identified as to which task and problem they refer to.
Case Study 1
Oil storage tank is located below ground level. Access is by one hatch in the top. The tank has been drained and has been out of use for some time. An inspection is to be performed on the condition of the tank base and it has already been identified that welding would be essential at one location.
Task 1, Learning Outcomes
Be able to choose and apply safe working procedures to engineering operations.
describe in detail a procedure where the tank could be inspected and welded safely. Consider what aspects of the environment need monitoring and how that would be achieved. Identify any personal protective equipment required and any procedures to be followed to make sure the safety of any operative(s) during the inspection and welding operation.
Deliverables: This could be bullet points or a report, with justification of any recommendations for equipment or procedures.
Case Study 2
An engineering workshop contains five pillar drills, six milling machines and six lathes, all powered by 3-phase 415V. Up to twelve people might be undertaking manufacturing operations in there in a normal working day.
Task 2, Learning Outcomes
Understand the nature and use of present health and safety legislation.
(a) Identify all the UK legislation, regulations and relevant codes of practice which must be complied with to ensure the safety of personnel in the workshop.
(b) describe the role of the Health and Safety Inspectorate in respect of day-to-day management of Health and Safety and in the event of an accident.
(c) Create a bullet-point list of all the aspects of the workshop which should be considered in a Safety Audit, and suggest how often each aspect must be audited.
Deliverables: A report for the first part, which should clearly state which documents you consider relevant. The second part must be a list of aspects to be inspected, with a suggested frequency for each.
Case Study 3
A distribution warehouse for a manufacturing company has vehicles both delivering and collecting from one end and movement of both fork-lift vehicles and people in the main warehouse area. Routes for the road vehicles, lifts and pedestrians are segregated. The company are proposing to undertake a study into the warehouse to make the operation safer, after one worker sustained a minor injury in a collision with a fork-lift truck.
Task 4, Learning Outcomes
Be able to manage and minimise risk to life, property and engineering activities within an industrial environment.
prepare the report for the company management outlining a strategy for the study. Suggest three different sources of safety / accident data to base the study on and describe how the data can be used to identify hazards and analyse the risks. Describe how the risk analysis could be developed into an action plan for the workplace and suggest how this could be implemented, including any staff training which may be needed, and how and when the process must be reviewed.
Deliverables: A report on the strategy for risk reduction. Actual data and detailed recommendations are not required.