Guide to Risk Assessment in the Workplace By Mark Evans Health and Safety Manager Swansea ITeC Limited
INTRODUCTION <ul><li>It is the aim of Swansea ITeC Ltd to work </li></ul><ul><li>proactively in reducing the level of risk...
THE RISK ASSESSMENT <ul><li>What is risk assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) </li></ul><ul...
THE RISK ASSESSMENT <ul><li>Anyone can undertake a risk assessment, </li></ul><ul><li>although there are a number of speci...
THE RISK ASSESSMENT <ul><li>When thinking about your risk assessment, remember: </li></ul><ul><li>• A  HAZARD  is anything...
HAZARD and RISK A  HAZARD  is anything that may cause harm A live tiger is always a hazard A live tiger, except perhaps wh...
HAZARD and RISK RISK  is the likelihood, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards A tiger which is free to...
How to carry out a  Risk Assessment <ul><li>Follow the five steps listed below: </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1: Identify the haz...
THE   PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Assessments will be undertaken by all members of </li></ul><ul><li>...
THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>The Findings of the Risk Assessment will be checked by, </li></ul><ul><li>...
THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility to ensure the action required is </li></ul><ul><li>implemen...
THE   PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility to ensure the implemented actions have </li></ul><ul><li>...
THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>A staff meeting will be held to discuss the finding with staff </li></ul><...
THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments will be reviewed and updated by the Health </li></ul><ul><li>a...
RISK ASSESSMENT MATRIX
Slips and Trips Staff, Trainees & Visitors may be injured if they trip over objects or slips on spillage <ul><li>Good Hous...
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Risk Assessment at Swansea ITeC

  1. 1. Guide to Risk Assessment in the Workplace By Mark Evans Health and Safety Manager Swansea ITeC Limited
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>It is the aim of Swansea ITeC Ltd to work </li></ul><ul><li>proactively in reducing the level of risk to Staff, </li></ul><ul><li>Trainees and Visitors within its establishment. </li></ul><ul><li>To enable Swansea ITeC Ltd to actively reduce </li></ul><ul><li>the level of risk the subject of risk needs to be </li></ul><ul><li>clearly understood by all staff. They will then be </li></ul><ul><li>able to develop solutions for lowering the level of </li></ul><ul><li>risk in a variety of situations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE RISK ASSESSMENT <ul><li>What is risk assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) </li></ul><ul><li>description of a risk assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ is simply a careful examination of what, in your </li></ul><ul><li>work, could cause harm to people, so that you can </li></ul><ul><li>weigh up whether you have taken enough </li></ul><ul><li>precautions or should do more to prevent harm. </li></ul><ul><li>Workers and others have a right to be protected </li></ul><ul><li>from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable </li></ul><ul><li>control measures.’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE RISK ASSESSMENT <ul><li>Anyone can undertake a risk assessment, </li></ul><ul><li>although there are a number of specific </li></ul><ul><li>assessments, such as manual handling and </li></ul><ul><li>workstation assessments where some training is </li></ul><ul><li>required. </li></ul><ul><li>Details of these assessments will be provided in </li></ul><ul><li>other procedure documents. The risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>procedure contained within this document is </li></ul><ul><li>usable by any member of staff. </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE RISK ASSESSMENT <ul><li>When thinking about your risk assessment, remember: </li></ul><ul><li>• A HAZARD is anything that may cause harm, (such as chemicals, electricity, working from ladders, an open drawer etc) </li></ul><ul><li>• the RISK is the likelihood, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards, together with an indication of how serious the harm could be. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: THE HSE INDG163(rev2) </li></ul>
  6. 6. HAZARD and RISK A HAZARD is anything that may cause harm A live tiger is always a hazard A live tiger, except perhaps when it is anaesthetised, always has the potential to cause you harm and is therefore, always a hazard. Even the proverbial toothless tiger can harm you because, not only can it give you a nasty suck, it still has claws! In general ‘A HAZARD is anything that may cause harm’ and, because a tiger can harm, it is a hazard.
  7. 7. HAZARD and RISK RISK is the likelihood, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards A tiger which is free to roam about is a risk because it is likely that it will cause harm to someone. <ul><li>In general, a risk is the combination of the severity of harm and the likelihood that the harm will occur. </li></ul><ul><li>Risk increases as the severity of the harm increases, or the likelihood of the harm increases, or both. </li></ul><ul><li>A loose tiger in the centre of a town is a higher risk than a loose tiger in the jungle because it is more likely to harm someone in a town. </li></ul><ul><li>A tiger in a cage is a low risk because it is unlikely to have the opportunity to inflict harm. </li></ul><ul><li>RISK = LIKELIHOOD X SEVERITY </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to carry out a Risk Assessment <ul><li>Follow the five steps listed below: </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1: Identify the hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precaution </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Record your findings and implement them </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Review your assessment and update if necessary </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Assessments will be undertaken by all members of </li></ul><ul><li>staff, using the form ‘ITEC RISK ASSESSMENT’. This is </li></ul><ul><li>available in the health and safety folder located in the </li></ul><ul><li>reception area. Copies are also available on the server. </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIBILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Training Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Staff </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>The Findings of the Risk Assessment will be checked by, </li></ul><ul><li>and action to remove or control risks approved by the </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety Manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Any finding will be recorder on the risk assessment form. </li></ul><ul><li>This will include who will be responsible for implementing </li></ul><ul><li>further actions and when they should be done. </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIBILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Health and Safety – Mark Evans. </li></ul>
  11. 11. THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility to ensure the action required is </li></ul><ul><li>implemented will be carried out by the Managing </li></ul><ul><li>Director. </li></ul><ul><li>When each action is completed it will be ticked off </li></ul><ul><li>and the date recorded. </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIBILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director – Robin Gwynn </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility to ensure the implemented actions have </li></ul><ul><li>removed/reduced risks will be undertaken by the Health </li></ul><ul><li>and Safety Manager. </li></ul><ul><li>This will be a review of the previous Risk Assessment. The </li></ul><ul><li>outcome from this should show a lower risk rating on the </li></ul><ul><li>from. </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIBILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Health and Safety – Mark Evans </li></ul>
  13. 13. THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>A staff meeting will be held to discuss the finding with staff </li></ul><ul><li>and give out copies of the risk assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIBILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Health and Safety – Mark Evans </li></ul>
  14. 14. THE PROCESS <ul><li>ACTIVITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments will be reviewed and updated by the Health </li></ul><ul><li>and Safety Manager every year, or straightaway if any </li></ul><ul><li>changes in the workplace happen. </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIBILITY: </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Health and Safety – Mark Evans </li></ul>
  15. 15. RISK ASSESSMENT MATRIX
  16. 16. Slips and Trips Staff, Trainees & Visitors may be injured if they trip over objects or slips on spillage <ul><li>Good Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>All areas well lit </li></ul><ul><li>No trailing leads or cables </li></ul><ul><li>Staff & Trainees keep work areas clear eg No boxes left in walkways / deliveries stored immediately </li></ul>1 1 1 Better housekeeping in the staff kitchen All Staff & Trainees From Now` 22/10/08 Slips and Trips Staff, Trainees & Visitors may be injured if they trip over objects or slips on spillage <ul><li>Good Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Improve on Housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>All areas well lit </li></ul><ul><li>No trailing leads or cables </li></ul><ul><li>Staff & Trainees keep work areas clear eg </li></ul><ul><li>No boxes left in walkways / deliveries stored </li></ul><ul><li>immediately </li></ul>3 1 3 All Staff & Trainees From Now` 22/10/08
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