Arrangements for Persons with Special Needs
The responsibilities of the College/Dept. and Personnel have been detailed already in section 1501 above and covered in Sections 500, 600 and 700. The Head of each Department/Unit/Centre must assess the specific risk to these individuals?s health and safety. This is outlined in Document 3 Section 19.0 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.
In the case of young persons the risk assessment must be carried out before they start work. In addition, the Regulations specifically exclude certain types of hazardous work for young persons.
Accordingly, special modifications or additional precautions may have to be taken in the workplace or certain categories of work may have to be avoided by these categories of persons.
It is the responsibility of each Department/Unit/Centre Head to ensure that adequate arrangements and controls are put in place to cater for the safety of persons with special needs and impairments, who work in his/her department/unit/centre.
NOTE: Items marked with as asterisk (*) primarily apply to Applied Scientific or Service Departments.