Communication for development in the framework of the Culture of Peace

Prevention and safety management

Prevention and safety management at congresses requires that all workers need to hire to cover different positions in the assembly, disassembly and onsite must attend to specific training practices usually given in installations where the congress will take place. Training should be planned and practiced in sufficient time, so that all workers can address any issues that may arise related to the workplace when starting their service.

The worker must have the useful information, safety plan services marked: switchboards, toilets, exits emergencies, etc. and the phone list with service providers. Should also recognize warning signs, danger or obligation both visuals and sound, know in detail the means existing fire, escape routes and emergency exits, locate the first aid room and the medical kit and memorize the emergency protocol. Not least is know where are the boxes with operational connection.

Next, responsibilities and positions are distributed. Complete personal protective equipment will be provided to workers. For assembly and disassembly: safety shoes, safety gloves, safety helmet and reflective vest. And for onsite: corporate suit. Workers must be communicated between them throughout the service. It’s necessary to plan enough walkies for all, provide them with the battery charged and predict the charging time. It’s recommended a checklist.

During assembly and disassembly, no material or working tools that may not obstruct movement, nor may be left in aisles, may any emergency exits be blocked. Equally, access to connection boxes (electricity, telephone, television, gas, water, compressed air, etc.) must not be locked. Vehicles are not permitted inside the installations, unless expressly authorized by the organizers. For safety reasons inflammable materials and liquids may not be used and fabrics should include the relevant certificates.

The information provided considers Law on Prevention of Occupational Risks in Spain.

Post written by Carmen Rafecas