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Risk Assessment Activity: Site: Supervisor Date

Flower boxes are to be fixed to wall 1.5m away from swimming pool. Small site. Architectural Technologist 4/12/12

Hazard Identification and Risk Evaluation Hazards

Who is affected?

Lifting heavy objects Working at height

Construction worker Construction worker

Risk Evaluation 12 8

Swimming pool

Construction worker/public/AT

12

HIGH

Slippery floor

Construction worker/public/AT

9

MEDIUM

Power tools - Safety

Construction worker

16

HIGH

Power tools - Health

Construction worker/public/AT

6

LOW

Falling objects

Construction worker/public/AT

12

HIGH

Residual Risk HIGH MEDIUM

Control Measures The hazards (problems) above relate to the control measures (solutions) below. Implementing these measures will reduce the risk. 1

PHYSICAL - Can cause injury to back etc. 15kg/linear metre = 60+kg. Use technology to lift. Teach construction worker how to use technology safely.

2

PHYSICAL – Can cause injury to any part of body. Only 3m high. Use barriers/harness at height to prevent falling.

3

CHEMICAL – Can cause someone to drown. 1.5m away from site. Use barriers at ground level. Warning signs.

4

PHYSICAL – Can cause minor injury or worse if pool is unguarded. Use slip-proof lining on floor. Wear helmets.

5

PHYSICAL – Can cause minor/lethal damage to body. Electrocution a risk. Use a battery drill instead of electronic tools. Use hand guards. Teach construction worker safety.


Risk Evaluation=

Likelihood

Likelihood x Severity 1

Very Unlikely

2

Unlikely

3

Possible

4

Likely

5

Very Likely

A freak combination of factors would be required for an accident/incident to occur

A rare combination of factors would be required for and accident/incident to occur

Could happen when accidental factors are present

Not certain to happen but an additional factor may result in and accident/incident

Almost inevitable that an accident/incident would result

Severity How serious would the consequences be? Consider the type of hazard: physical, biological, chemical, ergonomic

1

2

3

4

5

Negligible

Slight

Moderate

High

Very High

Negligible injury, no absence from work

Minor injury requiring first aid treatment

Injury leading to lost time

Involving a single person, serious injury or death

Involving multiple persons, serious injury or death

Low 1

Low 2

Low 3

Low 4

Low 5

Low 2

Low 4

Low 6

Low 3

Low 6

High 9

High 12

High 15

Low 4

Medium 8

High 12

High 16

High 20

Low 5

Medium 10

High 15

High 20

High 25

Medium Medium 8 10


How often does the hazard occur? Consider the task, frequency, duration, method of work and employees involved

Risk

Score

Comment

LOW

1-6

Usually an acceptable level provided that the control measures are adhered to

MEDIUM

8-10

HIGH

12-25

Further controls may be needed .e.g. better equipment, strict supervision of task, additional training Task must not proceed. Reassess the risks for all hazards and introduce better control measures.

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