Safety Plan for CUC3
The Safety Officer for the sector
Dr. John Mitchell, who can
be found in the Unilever Centre, phone (7)62983
Duties: To familiarise new Sector Members
with the location of fire fighting equipment, alarm points, escape
routes and assembly points, together with fire and emergency
Please familiarise yourself with the Fire Voice Alarm Messages
First Aid Officer
Mrs. Sue Harding, secretary to the sector. phone (3)36377
Duties: In charge of First Aid Box, which will be regularly checked.
Contact point for calling First Aider when required.
See also the list of qualified first aiders in the dept.
Computer Safety Officer
Dr. Catherine Pitt: computer officer to the sector, to be found in room
373, phone (3)63875 or (3)63071 Duties: to contact Chief Engineer in case of
fire or water emergency or Custodian in case of security problems. In
charge of computer risk assessments .
Duties: Any illness arising from the working environment should, in first instance, be reported to the person's supervisor who will arrange contact with either Occupational Health or and Emergency Doctor if necessary.
Review Date: Annually
Computer Safety Review
||Action to reduce risk
Follow the guidelines for working with Display Screen Equipment
(DSE) at http://www-safety.ch.cam.ac.uk/computing/index.html. Be especially careful when typing on a laptop. All regular users of DSE should complete the DSE self-assessment checklist at http://www-safety.ch.cam.ac.uk/computing/DSE-RA.html (PDF or Word format). Avoid using laptops for long periods or large amounts of typing.
If your keyboard/mouse/monitor are unsuitable inform the supervisor and computer officer. If your chair is unsuitable/cannot be adjusted inform the supervisor.
Follow the guidelines for working with DSE at http://www-safety.ch.cam.ac.uk/computing/index.html.
If your monitor is blurred then inform the computer officer and
Take care when lifting computers, especially monitors. Lift correctly. Ask for help with
heavy items. Make use of Theory sector trolley (ask the computer
officer) when moving machines. Follow the guidelines in the
Department Safety Handbook.
||Wear sensible shoes when moving machines, use trolley, ask for help
with heavy items.
Installing rack-mounted equipment
||Cuts/bruises to fingers
Take care when extracting/inserting cage nuts. Support equipment
carefully when fastening into rack.
|Working near large servers such as E10K
||Very noisy environment
||Wear ear defenders if spending any length of time near E10K. Inform
colleagues so they can fetch you if fire alarm sounds.
Working inside computers
Cuts to fingers
Work in good light. Take extra care when cards have sharp edges.