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Chinese students are forced to take exams outdoors in smog so thick they can barely see the questions. What is wrong with it since indoors the air hardly can be any better. You do not suppose Chinese classrooms have air filters? It will make good excuse for blaming the smog for poor results. That would be illigal in ant Western country

Team leader development project: Opportunity to put into practice what you have learned about health and safety. Building on the work you have done in each section you will be ready to develop an action plan and implement it in your workplace. Helps to promote a health and safety culture in your organisation.

Management of health and safety is not an add-on to management activities, it’s an integral part of them. Why? Because it’s about looking after people and property. It’s about reducing costs and preventing events which hurt people, disrupt productivity, and ultimately hit the bottom line and the organisation’s reputation.

Proactive not reactive. Promote risk assessments, monitoring and health and safety policies to prevent accidents and ill health. Waiting for accidents to happen costs lives, injures people and wastes money. You’ll look at how to save lives, prevent injury to people and save money by being proactive, not reactive.

Risk Assessment in health and safety. Perhaps the most important responsibility of managers in health and safety today is something called ‘risk assessment’. It is not as complicated as it might sound. This section is about carrying out risk assessments.

Team Leader: It’s your responsibility. Part of getting organised in health and safety is developing a system of responsibilities and accountabilities – what the HSE calls control. These are not just for managers. What are your responsibilities as a team leader?

Get health and safety management organised. Management is about organisation. Health and safety management is just the same. Plan, organise, monitor and control. And it all starts with a coherent health and safety policy, which covers aims and objectives, responsibilities, control systems and management arrangements

Health and Safety Law for managers: Think legal: The law – it’s so difficult to get your head round it – all that legal speak. Health and safety law is quite straightforward. We’ll tell you here in plain English about 10 key requirements you have to follow. Add the requirements of what is known as the Six-Pack and you’ve more or less cracked it

Find out the importance of health and safety here and assess the relevance of health and safety in your own organisation. Why should you bother about health and safety at work? Why do I need a policy for health and safety?

Team Leader Development Project: Get to grips with Health, Safety and Environment Management System. Too many managers pay lip service to health and safety without understanding its importance as both a management practice and a way of benefiting people at work and the organisation itself. But managers must take safety at work seriously