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Dwˆ r Cymru Welsh Water | Annual Report of Health and Safety | 2009

New display screen equipment (DSE) training and assessment system Using the latest available technology, last year Welsh Water launched bespoke online training and risk assessments for those whose work involves the use of display screen equipment. An extensive programme of training was put in place for administrators and users of the system.

Review of driving policy on company business Recent changes in road trac legislation make it easier for drivers to be prosecuted for careless driving, and the Health & Safety Oences Act 2008 means that the penalties for this oence are signicantly more onerous - for both employers and employees.

Welsh Water now prohibits the use of hand-held and hands-free mobile telephones whilst driving on company business. A revised statement of policy and guidance, issued in 2008-09, also sets out the roles and responsibilities of Welsh Water and individual employees, and provides information to help drivers to protect themselves: how to minimise risks to the driver (training, health, fatigue), by planning the journey (route, weather, type of road) and assessing the condition of the vehicle (roadworthiness, servicing).

Training in the wider AMA Welsh Water monitors OH&S training in the AMA through its process of proactive roadmap action plans, which in 2008-09 (in dierent service partners) included:

  • Hazard perception

  • Induction training

  • Driver training

  • Introduce system of regular checks for high risk drivers

  • Emergency rst aid training

  • Stress awareness training

  • Training for emergency drills, procedures and communication

  • Awareness of drug and alcohol risk and issues

  • Crane supervisor training

  • Health & safety co-ordinator training

  • Training in health & safety for team members on site inspection system

  • Manual handling training

  • Fire warden/re evacuation training

  • Plant safety awareness training

  • Asbestos awareness training

  • Environment site waste management plan training

  • Manual handling training programme to include more specics relating to chamber covers

  • Line managers trained to improve return to work interviews

  • Display screen equipment training

You’re four times It’s hard to More likely to concentrate on have a crash two things when you’re on at the same time a mobile phone

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