GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENTPROGRAMME AREAAll college SitesREF NO. RA 2TASK/OPERATION BEING ASSESSED CURRICULUM LESSONS IN A GENERAL CLASSROOMPURPOSE/METHOD OF WORKFor: All Programme AreasPurpose:To provide lessons to students covering those parts of the curriculum requiring little or no practical elements.Lessons take place within a standard classroom environment.Method:1. Ensure that the classroom and layout are appropriate for the type of lesson to be taught.2. Ensure that adequate materials and work equipment are available to hand in accordance with the lesson plan.3. Ensure that appropriate fire precautions/extinguishers are in place.4. Ensure adequate supervision and/or assistance available for the projected work.5. Ensure that in the case of a practical session, only sufficient material is available to each pupil to enable the objective to be achieved.6. Instruct the student in the methods to be adopted.SPECIFIC LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS LEVEL OF SKILL/TRAINING REQUIREDHealth & Safety at Work etc. ActManagement of Health & Safety at Work RegulationsControl of Substances Hazardous to Health RegulationsElectricity at Work RegulationsPersonal Protective Equipment at Work RegulationsProvision and Use of Work Equipment RegulationsWorkplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) RegulationsQualified LecturerCHEMICALS/MATERIALSINVOLVEDHSC NO. ASSESSMENTDATESPECIFIC WORK EQUIPMENT PROVIDEDWriting materials and implementsVisual teaching aids (smart boards, whiteboards, OHP’s,TV, Video, etc.)Art materialsComputer and PeripheralsMAIN HAZARDS IDENTIFIED WHO WILL BE AFFECTED CONTROL MEASURES TO REDUCE THE RISKSubstancesGeneralSharp implements (scissors)StudentsStudents and LecturerStudentsOnly non-toxic paints and glues etc. to be used.Ensure adequate lighting.Ensure classroom temperature appropriate. Appropriateclothing to be worn. Sensible footwear to be worn (notsandals, high heels etc.)Each student to have adequate workspace.
ElectricityManual handlingSlip/Trip hazardsFireStudents and LecturerStudentsStudents and StaffStudents and StaffInstruction given to students regarding hazards presentwithin the classroom. Art materials and implements to bekept out of reach of students when not in use.A person qualified to administer first aid should beidentifiable and available. First aid box must be availableand stocked according to the list supplied.All mains powered portable electrical appliances to be ingood working order and tested for electrical safety.Leads should be visually examined for damage beforeusing. Damaged electrical leads must not be used.Equipment must be removed from service and repairedbefore re-use.Avoid trailing leads around edges of furniture orequipment that may cause damage. When transportingequipment, take care not to damage the lead.Mains leads etc. not to be permitted to trail acrosswalkways, near heated surfaces etc.Each item of electrical equipment to have its own 240 voltsocket. All 240 volt outlets to be connected via an ELCBor equivalent.Where moving equipment may involve risk to students(e.g. moving music equipment), an assessment must beundertaken to establish a safe working procedure forlifting and carrying.Keep all gangways clear of obstructions. Coats, bags etc.to be hung on pegs.Floors to be maintained in good, clean condition, withoutmissing tiles, rips in linoleum etc.Trailing leads not permitted to cross travel areas etc.Materials to be stacked safely out of travel areas.Keep floors and gangways dry and free from slip hazards.Clear up any spillage’s immediately.Fire escape routes and exits to be kept clear ofobstructions at all times and clearly marked with approvedsigns.Fire extinguishers and alarm points to be kept clear ofobstruction at all times.Learners to be instructed in emergency evacuationprocedure.MANUAL HANDLING RISK PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREDHas a manual handling risk been identified? YESIs the risk considered to be LowIs a further detailed assessment required? NON/AIf the answer to the above question is YES a separate manualhandling assessment will be required to fulfil the requirements ofthe Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.Is training and instruction required NOIs there need for special accommodation NOIs there need for test/examination NOIs all P. P. E. compatible N/AFREQUENCY OF MONITORING ASSESSMENT REVIEW PERIODN/A 3Months6 Months 1 Year > 1 Year < 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years > 4YearsX X