THEME – SAFETY
TOPIC – WORKSHOP SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Pictures and charts showing safe work habits and attitudes.
2. Safety devices e.g. fire extinguishers, sand bucket etc.
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
1. observe safety rules and regulation in the workshop.
2. list workshop safety rules and regulations.
3. state some accident prevention measures.
4. list types of workshop fire fighting materials and equipment.
CONTENTS OF THE LESSON
INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY
Safety means keeping yourself and others free from harm, danger or accidents.
It means taking care not to fall or bump or run into things.
Any precautions taken prevent accidents at home, work, in school or on the road is known as safety.
Safety precautions are the actions taken to prevent possible danger, harm or injury.
Safety precautions include,
1. wearing gloves
2. reduce workplace stress
3. wearing eye protection and any protective equipments
4. using equipment that is in good repair
5. cleaning up spills
6. be aware of Aware of Your Surroundings
7. the use tools and machines properly
8. follow correct procedures
9. don’t take shortcuts
10. be alert and awake
11. access to a first aid kit, etc.
MEANING OF ACCIDENTS
Accident is an unplanned or unexpected events which cause injury or damage of lives and property.
It is important that we avoid accidents because it may result in person’s injury, death or damage to property or combination of the three.
Accidents can happen everywhere, for example – in the schools, homes, roads, market places, etc.
Accidents can cause temporary or permanent harm or damage to people and properties.
CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS AT HOME
The causes of accidents at home are as follows:
1. Sharp objects like knife, blade, pin, needle, etc.
2. Naked wire
3. Hot objects like iron, water, oil, etc.
4. Refuse – banana peel
5. Wet floor with oil or soapy water.
6. Running or walking carelessness on the staircase
7. Animals bite – dog bites
8. Natural disaster like heavy rainfall with strong wind
CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS IN THE SCHOOL
The causes of accidents in the school are as follows:
1. Dangerous objects like broken chairs and tables, broken bottles and plastics, etc.
2. Animals bite like snake bites in busy school.
3. Running or walking carelessness on the staircase.
4. Bad chairs and tables.
7. Rough play with dangerous objects.
8. Pushing from the staircase or from chair.
9. Naked wire
10. Careless use of sharp objects like blade, knife or cutlass.
11. Natural disaster like heavy rainfall with strong wind
CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS AT WORK OR MARKET PLACES
The causes of accidents at work are as follows:
2. Faulty machines or equipments
3. Misuse of office and factory tools, equipments or machines
4. Slippery or wet floor
6. Hazardous materials
7. Poor lighting, airing or ventilation
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (RULES AND REGULATIONS)
Safety precautions are put in place to serve as protection against accidents. Some of the instructions are as follows:
1. When you enter a place, do not touch anything until you are told to do so or you have read instructions on them.
2. Do not eat food, drink beverages, or chew gum in the laboratory.
3. Know the locations and operating procedures of all safety equipment like the first aid kit and fire extinguisher.
4. Know where the fire alarm and the exits are located.
5. Keep hands away from your face, eyes, mouth, and body while using chemicals.
6. Clean with detergent, rinse, and dry all work surfaces and equipment at the end of the work.
7. Wear hand gloves to protect your hands.
8. Caps and helmets could also be worn to prevent head injury,
9. Wash your hands with soap and water after work, etc.
TYPES OF FIRE
1. Ordinary fire
2. Chemical fire – liquid and gas
4. Metallic fire
5. Cooking fire
SAFETY DEVICES – WORKSHOP FIRE FIGHTING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
1. Fire extinguishers
2. Sand buckets
3. Wet blanket
4. Fireproof hand gloves, etc.
1. explains causes of workshop accidents.
2. emphasizes different ways of preventing workshop accidents.
3. explains safety rules and regulations.
4. takes students to workshop to show some safety devices and describe types of fire and methods.
1. participate actively in class discussions.
2. practice the use of fire extinguishers, sand bucket, etc.
1. list workshop safety rules and regulations.
2. explain accident prevention measures.
3. list two types of fire fighting materials and equipment.