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Risk Assessment Activity: Site: Supervisor Date

Feature flower boxes Swimming pool David De-merist 04/12/12

Hazard Identification and Risk Evaluation Hazards

Who is affected?

Slippery surface next to pool

Contractor Contractor

Potential Ice occurrence Water in Swimming Pool (Drowning) Heavy 15KG flower pots (4m long) Working at height (3M)

Contractor Contractor Contractor Client

1.5M from Pool Edge to Wall

Contractor

Working with electricity near water

Contractor

Trip hazards

Contractor

Risk Evaluation Head Injury, Sprain and breaks Head Injury, Sprain and breaks Drowning Breaks, Damage Muscles Falling, Falling in pool, Drowning, Head injury, Paralysis, Objects falling Head injury, Falling in Electric shock resulting in death, Repetitive strain injury Head injury, Sprains, Bruising, Falling in pool

Residual Risk Medium 8 Low 4

Medium 10 High 9 High 16

Medium 10

High 20

High 9

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

Make sure area is dry, Footwear (Anti-slip), Lay dry boarding

2

Asses condition and remove ice from surface if possible, Footwear (Anti-slip)

3

Safety barriers on edge of pool to stop falling

4

Suggest lighter boxes, Lifting equipment, multiple members of staff


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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