Health and Safety Risk Assessment


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Health and Safety Risk Assessment

  1. 1. Health & Safety Risk Assessment Jilly Waterhouse
  2. 2. Risk Assessment <ul><li>Risk Assessment is a technique for preventing accidents and ill health by helping people to think about what could go wrong and ways to prevent problems. </li></ul><ul><li>A risk assessment is usually carried out by a manager or instructors working within a sports environment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Risk Assessment <ul><li>It allows people time to consider what could go wrong in individual activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The risk assessment examines the possible hazards that may occur, the risks involved, the likelihood of them happening and how the hazards could be prevented. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hazards <ul><li>Hazard </li></ul><ul><li>A potential source of danger. </li></ul><ul><li>A hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm. A range of hazards can be found in the workplace. Examples include: </li></ul><ul><li>Fire, Electricity, Harmful Substances, Damaged/Wet Flooring, Unfastened Shoelaces, Jewellery worn for sports etc.. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Risks <ul><li>Risk </li></ul><ul><li>This is the possibility of something bad happening. </li></ul><ul><li>A risk is linked to the chance of somebody being harmed by the potential hazard. </li></ul><ul><li>Risks are often categorised into how likely they are to happen. </li></ul><ul><li>They are usually either High / Medium / Low risk. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Risk Assessments <ul><li>Make a list of 5 sports. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to determine at least 5 hazards and 5 risks you are likely to encounter playing these sports. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>The formula to calculate risks is: </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood x Severity </li></ul><ul><li>(Where likelihood = is it likely to happen) </li></ul><ul><li>Unlikely </li></ul><ul><li>Quite Likely </li></ul><ul><li>Very Likely </li></ul>
  8. 8. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>(Severity – how bad could the injury be?) </li></ul><ul><li>No injury/Minor incident </li></ul><ul><li>Injury requiring medical assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Major injury or fatality </li></ul>
  9. 9. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>Is the risk worth taking? </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood x Severity = </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, with caution </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, possibly with caution </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, possibly with extreme caution </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly, but with extreme caution </li></ul><ul><li>Or above – NO! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>For Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Falling whilst rock climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood (1) x Severity (3) = 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, possibly with extreme caution. </li></ul><ul><li>Control Measures = </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified instructor, training, helmets, harnesses, ropes, spotters etc… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>For Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Injury using weights in gym </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood (1) x Severity (1) = 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, with caution. </li></ul><ul><li>Control Measures = </li></ul><ul><li>All gym members to under-go an induction on safe techniques. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>For Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby tackling training </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood (2) x Severity (1) = 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, possibly with caution. </li></ul><ul><li>Control Measures = </li></ul><ul><li>All players to be instructed on good technique when tackling. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Undertaking Risk Assessments <ul><li>For Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Free Climbing (no ropes) in the rain </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood (3) x Severity (3) = 9 </li></ul><ul><li>No! </li></ul><ul><li>Control Measures = </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do it, ever! </li></ul>