Risk Assessment Activity: Site: Supervisor Date
Installation of Flower Boxes on Wall Adjacent To A Swimming Pool “The New Swimming Pool” Kerri Alexander 11/12/2013
Hazard Identification and Risk Evaluation Hazards Electricity Services Working near water Working above eye level Manual handling Noise Vibrations
Who is affected? Workmen, electric board, users of the building and the owner Utility services, contractors, users and the owner Workmen, life guard, the owner Workmen, scaffold erecters and the owner Workmen, equipment suppliers and the owner Workmen, users of the building, the owner and any neighbours Workmen, users of the building, any neighbours and the owner
3 x 4 = 12
Stress and strain on wall
Users of the building and the owner
Customers/Swimming pool owner
Control Measures The hazards (problems) above relate to the control measures (solutions) below. Implementing these measures will reduce the risk. 1
Electrical tools shouldn’t be used around water so the pool should be covered and use low voltage or battery powered.
Chance you could disrupt services when drilling through walls, such as electricity, water, gas, vapour barriers, etc. Check the location of services within will and fix flowed boxes accordingly to avoid them.
Chance the workmen could fall in the pool or drop equipment in the pool. The pool should be covered, workmen should wear appropriate PPE and a lifeguard should be on duty in case.
A safe platform should be constructed for the workmen to work on as ladders might not be sturdy enough on the floor surface. They also should have to reach in case lose balance and fall.
The workmen should be fully trained and experienced using the relevant tools to complete the job, and all equipment should be safe and suitable to use.
Workmen should use relevant PPE, and try and sound proof the building and make any neighbours aware. Should complete task during “social hours” to avoid disruption.
Any required PPE should be provided for workmen. The tools should also be fitted with impact/vibrations absorbers.
Ensure the wall is stable enough to support the load of the flower boxes.
Any debris from drilling into the wall may get into the swimming pool. Ensure a cover is on the pool and the floor is well covered protecting the area around the pool.
Severity How serious would the consequences be?
Slight Moderate Minor injury Injury leading to requiring first lost time aid treatment
5 Very High Involving multiple persons, serious injury or death Low 5
Very Unlikely A freak combination of factors would be required for an accident/incident to occur 2 Unlikely Low A rare combination 2 of factors would be required for and accident/incident to occur 3 Possible Low Could happen 3 when accidental factors are present
High Involving a single person, serious injury or death Low 4
4 Likely Not certain to happen but an additional factor may result in and accident/incident 5 Very Likely Almost inevitable that an accident/incident would result
How often does the hazard occur? Consider the task, frequency, duration, Likelihood method of work and employees involved
Negligible Negligible injury, no absence from work Low 1
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.