June 23

OH and S in the textiles and fashion industry



Dont wear open toe shoes that put bare feet at risk. Wearing open toe shoes can be dangerous as your feet are vulnerable to becoming injured from the equipment used in the work space such as scissors, hot glue, heavy boxes, pins and more.


Ensuring all pieces of fabric scraps are placed either in the bin or in the fabric scraps box. This ensures that when everyone is working, they are working in a clean and effective workplace and also keeping the class clean.


to avoid electrocution in the work place, ensure all liquids are away from any power points and electrical equipment. Be careful when using scissors around wires and cords and turn off power at the switch.


make sure all chairs are tucked under the tables, making the envirment safer for everyone to move around it, and to avoid tripping hazards.


make sure to clean up all spills as soon as they occur to prevent slips


ensure all bags are under the table to slipping over


Make sure iron is facing upright when turned on.


ensure that your hair is tied back and you aren’t wearing loose items at the machines and iron so they don’t get caught.


Ensure that all sharp items (pins, scissors, needles, etc) are correctly stored and handled to reduce risk of cuts and other injuries while working


To reduce slipping hazards, ensure that there are no open drinks that could possibly spill


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Posted June 23, 2016 by Suz Arnott in category Fashion, Textiles, VET

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