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
Power tools - Safety
Power tools - Health
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.
PHYSICAL – Can cause injury to any part of body. Only 3m high. Use barriers/harness at height to prevent falling.
CHEMICAL – Can cause someone to drown. 1.5m away from site. Use barriers at ground level. Warning signs.
PHYSICAL – Can cause minor injury or worse if pool is unguarded. Use slip-proof lining on floor. Wear helmets.
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.
Likelihood x Severity 1
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
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
Medium Medium 8 10
How often does the hazard occur? Consider the task, frequency, duration, method of work and employees involved
Usually an acceptable level provided that the control measures are adhered to
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.