4. Duties of Managers and Staff Supervising Cleaners
4.1 Managers and cleaners supervisors must ensure that staff and cleaners are familiar with relevant safe handling advice and guidance, including, where appropriate, information, instruction and training about the risks of substances in use and the precautions to be taken, and that Risk Assessments and Substance Hazard Data Sheets and all appropriate protective measures are in place.
5. Duties of Managers/Supervisors/Cleaners
5.1 Manager/Supervisors/Cleaners must follow all safe working practices, guidelines and instructions and use any control measures in the correct manner. Defects discovered in any control measure, device or facility, or any item of personal protective equipment must be reported promptly to their line manager or academic supervisor.
Appendix 1 A ‘substance hazardous to health’ means a substance (including a preparation) –
- (a) which is listed in Part 1 of the approved supply list as dangerous for supply within the meaning of the CHIP Regulations and for which an indication of danger specified for the substance is very toxic, toxic, harmful, corrosive or irritant.
- (b) for which the Health and Safety Commission has approved a workplace exposure limit;
- (c) which is a biological agent;
- (d) which is dust of any kind, except dust which is a substance within paragraph (a) or (b) above, when present at a concentration in air equivalent to or greater than –
- (i) 10 mg/m3, as a time-weighted average over an 8-hour period, of inhalable dust, or
- (ii) 4 mg/m3, as a time-weighted average over an 8-hour period, of respirable dust;
- (e) which, not being a substance falling within sub-paragraphs (a) to (d), because of its chemical or toxicological properties and the way it is used or is present at the workplace creates a risk to health.