Risk Assessment Activity: Site: Supervisor Date
Installing Hanging baskets Option one (swimming pool) Jacob Dobson 10/12/2013
Hazard Identification and Risk Evaluation Who is affected?
2. Working near water
The individual and anyone below. The individual.
3. Heavy lifting
The people lifting.
4. Weakening of the wall
The inhabitancy of the building and the Surrounding people. The individual and the users of the building.
Hazards 1. Working at height
Disturbing services in/on 5. the building (wires, gas pipes) The time of day work will be 6. carried out. (low levels of light) 7.
The individual or surrounding people.
Control Measures The hazards (problems) above relate to the control measures (solutions) below. Implementing these measures will reduce the risk. 1
Research and implement the regulations set by the ‘Working at height regulations (2005)’
Carry out a ‘working near water risk assessment’
Make sure that the individual or multiple people carrying out the lifting
Calculate how much load the wall can take before it would fail
Workout where the services are located In the wall (to not disturb them)
Only work between the regulated hours and days that are permitted
How often does the hazard occur? Consider the task, frequency, duration, method of work and employees involved
Likelihood x 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
5 Very High
Involving multiple persons, serious injury or death
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
Medium Medium 8 10
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.