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Libby - Hospitality

Libby - Hospitality | quest 2 | Scoop.it
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This is my little sister Libby. Libby is just two years out of school and already nearly completed her first year in hotel management training. She worked for two years in the restaurant attached to her hotel chain before taking on this role. She is now becoming an expert in all departments to one day become qualified to run a large hotel. She is currently learning reservations and reception. Libby was talking to me the other day about how she was experiencing headaches due to staring at the computer screen all day working in the reservations department. The workload is understandably large so it entails a number of hours sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen. She explained how she needed to try and implement ways on fixing this issue and reducing the number of headaches she experienced. Before working in reservations Libby also worked in reception. Once again she had mentioned that standing on her feet for eight to nine hours a day greeting guests and fielding enquiries was trying on her body and sought a resolution. Libby gained an understanding on the occupational health and safety guidelines for her chosen field of work and implemented some ideas to assist in these issues. Libby doesn’t have much of a need for PPE in her job in contrast to other members of my family however she does have every need to run risk assessments for each department and create a management plan for each so that she does not endure future problems.  
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Steve - Air conditioning and Refrigeration Technician

Steve - Air conditioning and Refrigeration Technician | quest 2 | Scoop.it
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Meet my dad Steve. Dad works in refrigeration and air-conditioning and he is a technician. Dad’s role is to go to whatever job he is contracted to and fix or replace or keep the general upkeep of air cons and refrigeration units. It is actually quite a hazardous job as dad has to crawl into small rod spaces with dangers like potential rodents/snakes, live electrical wires, and asbestos among many other things. There is also quite a bit of heavy lifting involved and long hours in hot environments. Dad has to wear long sleeved shirts and pants as a safety precaution all year round. To ensure that when he is crawling in roof spaces he does not get cuts or scrapes he has to wear long clothing, however during summer it gets well into 40 degrees Celsius and therein lies another hazard.
Dad has to certainly use PPE in his work place such as the long clothes mentioned before and safety eyewear, gloves and steel toed boots. Those few are just some of the basic PPE he has to use to ensure his safety and there are others that are only utilised after a risk assessment is completed to each work site. 
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Suzanne - Early Childhood Educator

Suzanne - Early Childhood Educator | quest 2 | Scoop.it
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Meet my mum Suzanne. Mum is an early childhood educator running her own family day-care service from our home. Her role is to be responsible for a group of children of varied ages and maintain a high standard of care. This job requires mum to be fully informed and aware of any occupational health and safety issues that could arise to cause problems.

Mum must ensure all hazards in and outside our home are dealt with in the appropriate way and that the children’s safety is at the top of her priorities. She identifies potential trip hazards, any unsafe materials such as chemicals or sharp objects and has to have an effective hazard management plan in place to alleviate these hazards and create a safe work environment.

There are many rules and regulations involved in family day-care which are constantly being updated and reviewed. It is mum’s responsibility to be aware of all of them and implement them in her care to ensure the children are as safe as they can be. An example of these changes can vary from nappy changing techniques to pool regulations and playing outdoors.

My mum has to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) and has to ensure that her kids do as well. Personally she has to wear gloves when changing a nappy and a hat and sunscreen to outside. She also has to make sure that her kids also slip, slop, slap to protect them from harmful rays.

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Alex - Diesel Fitter

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Kayleigh - Teacher

Kayleigh - Teacher | quest 2 | Scoop.it
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This is my sister Kayleigh. Kayleigh has been a teacher for the past eight years now and understands the importance of occupational health and safety. Her role as a teacher is to teach children the syllabus set down by the government and keep them safe whilst in her care.  This year she has moved up to teaching year four but the last seven years she has been a prep teacher. In both years levels Kayleigh has had to be aware, understand and implement OHS standards to her classroom for hers and her kids safety. Kayleigh has to bemindful of any knownor potentially known allergies especially during lunchtimes, I remember last year she had one child severly allerigic to nuts so aytime a child brought a peanut butter sandwich shad had to respon quickly and ensure they were separated to prevent an anaphalactic chock episode. She must ensure all her equipment is safe and outside playgrounds are not damaged. Kayleigh does have to wear some PPE and so does her students. At schools wearing hats are mandatory. They have a rule most teachers and students know – no hat, no play.
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