SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT vomit

Document Sample
SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT vomit Powered By Docstoc
					                                                   SAFE WORK METHOD
                                                       STATEMENT
                                                               Task / Activity:
                                                      Cleaning Vomit Body Fluids

Task / Activity:                                                                        Personal Protective Equipment used:
Cleaning Vomit / Body fluids.                                                           Cotton Gloves.
                                                                                        Rubber Gloves.
                                                                                        Safety glasses.
                                                                                        Dust / fume mask.

                                                                                        Signed off by:


Date:                      Revision Date:             Location:                         Regional Business Manager Sign-off:


Business Unit:                                                                          Risk Rating:

               Procedure                             Possible Hazards                                              Safety Controls

 1. Transport Cleaning Trolley with         1. Collision – other persons being      1. Employee induction to include safe method of transportation of cleaning
equipment to required area.                    hit by cleaning trolley.             trolley.

2. Tear open Vomit Pack and sprinkle        1. Contamination – Foreign              1. Avoid using in extremely windy conditions.
contents over vomit.                           particles entering mouth or eyes     2. PPE, Dust / Fume mask & safety glasses.
                                               form vomit pack.
3. Sweep up mixture of vomit and            1. Slip / fall – employee               1. Employee induction to include safe method on administering vomit
powder.                                        administering vomit powder              powder for employee to stand clear of vomit.
                                               could slip on bodily fluid. Other    2. Employee to position safety sign before administering vomit powder.
                                               person could slip on bodily fluid.   3. Use PPE




              ARMS 2005                Version Control SWMS       Commencement Date 1st August   Revision Date 1st August 2006       Originator RH
                                           No 200587 RH                    2005                                                       Page 1 of 2
4. Prepare mop bucket with water and       1. Contamination – Splash from           1. Apply hospital grade disinfectant directly onto bodily fluid.
cleaning solution.                            cleaning solution entering mouth      2. Employee induction to include correct method of preparing mop bucket
                                              or eyes whilst pouring into              with water and cleaning solution. Water to be added first then cleaning
                                              bucket.                                  solution poured in from a close distance minimising splashing.
                                           2. Skin irritation – irritation caused
                                              by cleaning solution.                 3.  PPE, safety glasses, dust fume mask and rubber gloves.
5. Mop affected area.                      1. Slip / fall – employee or other       1.  Safety cone/s erected in prominent areas alerting of slippery surface.
                                              person slipping on wet floor          2.  Employee to stand on dry surface whilst mopping.
                                              surface during or after mopping.      3.  Employ to mop dry area and remove all excess residue and water.
6. Return cleaning equipment to            1. Collision – other persons being       1.  Employee induction to include safe method of transportation of
appropriate storage area.                     hit by cleaning trolley.                  cleaning trolley.
                                           2. Contamination                         2. Thoroughly clean mop, bucket, broom & scoop with hospital grade
                                                                                    disinfectant and water.




      End of Document




              ARMS 2005                Version Control SWMS      Commencement Date 1st August    Revision Date 1st August 2006       Originator RH
                                           No 200587 RH                   2005                                                        Page 2 of 2

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:708
posted:7/25/2010
language:English
pages:2
Description: SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT vomit