Each aspect of designing and making features specialist tools, which are being developed and improved all the time. Selecting the right tools and equipment for a job is vital when producing a quality product.
Important tips for selecting the most appropriate tools and equipment:
Working safely is a vital part of production. Research into relevant tools, equipment and processes must include checking that they are appropriate and fit for purpose.
Safe use of tools and materials is vital to everyone in the chain of production. Employers have a duty of care to ensure everyone is adequately trained to use tools and equipment.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn where recommended:
A lot of safe working practice is common sense, such as tying hair back or tucking in loose clothing, but it is important that workers follow the rules set out by their employer:
Workplaces are required by law to provide risk assessments for the use of materials, chemicals and equipment. A risk assessment identifies hazards and what precautions need to be taken to minimise them.
These symbols identify the various hazards that are covered by the COSHH (Consideration of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations, eg the use and storage of corrosive liquids like acid. COSHH reports should be provided by employers for any material considered hazardous to use.