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Risk assessment for_small_business_-_be_smart

  1. 1. Risk Assessment for Small Business – BeSMART.ie Martin O’Dea © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  2. 2. © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  3. 3. Understanding risk • Look at what can hurt you or your workers; • Decide what you are going to do; • Write down what you are going to do; • Tell your workers; • Do it! 3 © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  4. 4. RA - 3 Step Process © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  5. 5. Assessing Risk & Implementing appropriate Controls Consider 1. Severity 2. Likelihood © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  6. 6. Severity © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  7. 7. Common Hazard – Transport Risk – variety of injury including crushing and death © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  8. 8. Common Hazard – Work at Height Risk – injuries including fractures, head injuries and death © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  9. 9. Common Hazard – Manual Handling Risk – musculo skeletal injuries © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  10. 10. Common Hazard – Slips, Trips & Falls Risk – variety of injuries esp fracture injuries © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  11. 11. Common Hazard – Electricity Risk – burns, electrocution etc © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  12. 12. Common Hazard – Fire Risk – smoke inhalation, burns etc © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  13. 13. Common Hazard – Chemicals Risk – fire, explosion, eye/ skin irritation, cancer, ill health etc © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  14. 14. Common Hazard – Display Screen Equip Risk – strain/ fatigue - neck, back, shoulder, arm, eye © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  15. 15. Common Hazard – Maintenance Risk – cuts, lacerations, eye injuries, amputations etc © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  16. 16. Irish Health & Safety Law Requires Companies to ... Identify Hazards Prepare Risk Assessment Prepare Safety Statement © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  17. 17. Risk Assessment – Small Business Supports BeSmart – www.besmart.ie Retail Hospitality Services Manufacturing Private health care © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  18. 18. Be Smart - Registration Registered User Guest User © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  19. 19. Select your Business Type Select your Business Type here by typing in the free text box OR type a question mark to get the full list of business types available © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  20. 20. Hazard Screen to be Completed Text © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  21. 21. Hazard Information Hazard Name Hazard Description Answer Yes or No to the question if the hazard is applicable to your workplace © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  22. 22. Control Assessment Indicate if the control is applicable to your workplace by clicking Yes or No © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  23. 23. Action List © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  24. 24. Final Risk Assessment & Safety Statement Manage your risk assessments and safety statement © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  25. 25. Safety Statement & Risk Assessments © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  26. 26. BeSMART in Figures 5,000 Users 25,000+ Unique Site Hits 110 Business Types Approx 115,000 small businesses 170 Hazards Assessed 1250 Controls © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  27. 27. Why Use BeSMART.ie Create a Safer Workplace for your employees 1 in 10 small businesses have accidents annually Reduce Down Time due to Accidents Your in Control Survey Results Reduce Costs – Initial 86% + ongoing updating costs + ongoing cost savings due to reduced accidents Reduce Time – Initial 71% Comply with Legislative Responsibility © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  28. 28. Points to Remember BeSMART .ie developed by Online Tool Free Easy-touse © 2009 Health and Safety Authority
  29. 29. © 2009 Health and Safety Authority

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