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GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT.   DATE COMPLETED: August 2009          REVIEW DATE: August 2010

 TYPICAL ACTIVITIES WITH       SIGNIFICANT RISK TO HEALTH OR          PREVENTATIVE AND PROTECTIVE
   HAZARD POTENTIAL.                      SAFETY.                    MEASURES TO REDUCE RISKS TO AN
                                                                    ACCEPTABLE LEVEL TO COMPLY WITH
                                                                         HEALTH & SAFETY LAW.
Use of electrical system including     Fire, electrical shock.                                   ○   Annual inspection by Neighbourhood
heating system.                                                                                      Services.
                                                                                                 ○   Any adaptions to the wiring system must
                                                                                                     only be carried out by an electrically
                                                                                                     competent person.
                                                                                                 ○   Follow guidelines on the safe use of
                                                                                                     electrical equipment.
Use of electrical equipment.           Fire, electric shock, overload sockets, trailing leads,
                                       damaged leads or plugs.
                                                                                                 ○   Annual PAT check
                                                                                                 ○   Check leads, plugs and equipment
                                                                                                     regularly.
Use of Gas Heating.                    Death due to inhalation of toxic gas.                     ○   Unplug equipment on leaving building.
                                       Leaks, burst pipes
                                       Leaks, blockages, health hazard.
                                                                                                 ○   Use ‘HSE’ approved gas fitter (CORGI
                                                                                                     registered) for all work on fittings and
Water                                  Scalding                                                      repairs to appliances.
Sewer and waste water pipes            Health Hazard
Hot Water

                                                                                                 ○   Regular checks.
                                                                                                 ○   Regular inspection.
                                                                                                 ○   Warning notices.
                                       .
Toilets, washing facilities.           Unclean, legionnella.
Toilet cleaners, chemical cleaners.    Mixing of incompatible cleaners could release toxic
                                       fumes with association health risk.
                                       May cause burns, skin irritation or splash into eyes/
                                       face.                                                     ○   Regular inspection of cleaning regime.
                                                                                                 ○   Maintain supply of soap, toilet paper, drying
Tables & Chairs.                       Tables/Chairs may fall over. May fall onto small              facilities.
Inappropriately stacked, obstructing   children causing serious injury.                          ○   Read labels.
floor area, corridors or exit routes                                                             ○   Secure storage of dangerous substances.
                                          Trips, confusion, possible loss of life or injury in     ○   Store away from activity area.
Access/exit routes (internal/external).   emergency                                                ○   Not more than 3 chair high
Obstructed, unlit, in poor repair,                                                                 ○   Secure if possible.
locked ‘fire exists’. Propped open fire                                                            ○   Never store in area that may obstruct exit
doors.                                                                                                 routes.
Blocked or locked Fire Doors.

                                                                                                   ○   Maintain and ensure fire exists are
                                          Slips, trips, falls, collisions.                             accessible at all times
General movement around the                                                                        ○   Regular inspections to be made to ensure
centre.                                                                                                all exists are clear and unlocked during
                                          Fire                                                         occupation of the premises
Storage of combustible material (eg       Death                                                    ○   Fire Exist signs in place and updated
paper, jumble, sale material, clothing,   Injury, damage, loss of facility.                        ○   Practice fire drill regularly.
curtains
                                                                                                   ○   Follow guidelines in Health & Safety
                                                                                                       Manual ‘Health & Safety in Offices’

                                          Falls from height, failure of ladder.                    ○   Keep combustible material to a minimum
Use of portable ladders.                  Employees, management committee members, users           ○   Store in a controlled manner away from
                                          of the building).                                            sources of ignition (boiler rooms and
                                                                                                       electrical meter cupboards should not be
                                                                                                       used as storage areas).
                                                                                                   ○   Smoking Policy.
                                                                                                   ○   Check building before vacating.
                                          Serious Injury
Falls from heights
(including stages).                                                                                ○   Ladders to be visually inspected prior to use
                                                                                                       for faults.
                                                                                                   ○   Follow guidelines in Health & Safety
                                          Back injuries, sprains and strains, or serious injury.       Manual ‘The safe use of portable ladders’
Manual handling operations (eg soft                                                                    and the periodic recorded inspection of
play set up, movement of tables and                                                                    ladders step ladders and trestles’.
chairs).
                                             Minor to serious injuries.
Kitchen Area -                                                                                          ○   Prevent or limit access to unguarded areas.
Knives, electric kettles, spills of food /                                                              ○   Fence areas where there is risk of serious
hot water.                                                                                                  injury due to a fall. Fence off if possible, any
Food preparation, storage.                                                                                  place where a person may fall more that 2
                                                                                                            meters.

                                             Minor to serious injuries.
Deep Fat fryer/cooker                                                                                   ○   See Health & Safety Manual of ‘Manual
                                                                                                            Handling’



                                             Cuts, risk of fire, vermin being attracted by food, slip   ○   Training – Basic Food Hygiene.
Breakages of glass/crockery etc              hazard from spills                                         ○   Regular defrosting of fridge, food
                                                                                                            segregation.
                                                                                                        ○   Regular removal of all unwanted/out of date
                                             .                                                              food items.
                                             Risk of food poisoning
Fridge/Freezer.                              Vermin being attracted by food.
                                             Food poisioning.
                                                                                                        ○   Check electrical equipment regularly. Clean
                                                                                                            up spills promptly.
                                                                                                        ○   Fire Detector
                                                                                                        ○   Smoke detector alarm.

                                             Stress.
Physical and Verbal Abuse.                                                                              ○   Wear protective clothing.
                                                                                                        ○   Separately wrap sharp edges before
                                                                                                            disposal.


                                             Serious Injury.
Internal low level glazing, glass
panels in doors, walls, gates,                                                                          ○   Label as appropriate.
                                                                                                        ○   Label water that is unsuitable to drink.
windows where there is risk of       ○   Regular defrosting and cleaning of fridges/
breakage and injury due to contact       freezer.
with people or machinery.            ○   Food segregation, keep food in sealed
                                         containers.
                                     ○   Regular cleaning of shelves.
                                     ○   Removal of unwanted/out of date food.


                                     ○   See Health & Safety Manual – Dealing with
                                         Difficult Situations’.
                                     ○   Management committee to adopt written
                                         guidelines eg Code of Conduct.


                                     ○   Replace the glass with safety glass or treat
                                         it so it becomes ‘safety material’ or Re-
                                         organise activities around the glazing, eg by
                                         limiting activities in a hall, no ball games, no
                                         activities where people may fall into glass.
ACTIVITY RISK ASSESSMENT   DATE COMPLETED: August 2009         REVIEW DATE: August 2010

 TYPICAL ACTIVITIES WITH      SIGNIFICANT RISKS TO HEALTH OR     PREVENTATIVE AND PROTECTIVE
   HAZARD POTENTIAL.                      SAFETY.              MEASURERS TO REDUCE RISKS TO AN
                                                               ACCEPTABLE LEVEL TO COMPLY WITH
                                                                    HEALTH & SAFETY LAW.
Table Tennis                            Serious injury.                                ○   Inspect prior to use to ensure all springs
(Storage and use of tables)                                                                and catches are working correctly.
                                                                                       ○   Dispose of or repair faulty equipment.


Inflatables & Soft Play Equip           Serious injury. To both children and adults.   ○   Follow guidelines in the Code of Practice on
                                                                                           Inflatables.
                                                                                       ○   Separate the age range of children using
                                                                                           inflatables.

Free standing goal posts (eg football   Serious injury.
goals, hockey goals, handball goals,
netball posts).                                                                        ○   Ensure free standing goal posts are
                                                                                           anchored, weighted, pinned, chained,
                                                                                           pegged or otherwise secured to prevent
                                                                                           overturning.
General indoor activities eg                                                           ○   Regularly inspect and maintain all posts
Ball games                              Cuts, bruises, splinters, fractures.               to ensure all parts work correctly and are
Dancing                                                                                    securely anchored.
Gymnastics

                                                                                       ○   Ensure that all lights are appropriately
                                                                                           covered if ball games are played.
                                                                                       ○   Ensure floors are free from tripping
                                                                                           hazards .
                                                                                       ○   Ensure all glazing where there may be a
                                                                                           risk of falling into it, or breakage, is safety
                                                                                           glass.




Art & Craft Activity
 PVA Glue                             Ingestion or contact with eyes.   ○   Use non toxic water soluble glue
 Glitter                                                                ○   staff and artist to ensure safe use of glue
                                                                            and glitter by children.


 Beads and fake gems                  Choking                           ○   Beads to conform to safe size rule ie
                                                                            within a range not to cause a blockage of
                                                                            windpipe.
                                                                        ○   Staff and artist to closely monitor children
                                                                            and use of beads.
 Ribbons Thread String and fringing   Slip /trip and strangulation
                                                                        ○   Ribbons cut to short safe length
                                                                        ○   Staff and artist to ensure children use
                                                                            ribbons appropriately
 Scissors                             Laceration
                                                                        ○   Scissors only to be used by artist and staff


 Waste Material                       Slip / Trip
                                                                        ○   Waste material to be cleared throughout
                                                                            sessions and bins provided.
                                                                        ○   Ares cleared between sessions.




Signed Secretary
On behalf of Management Committee.       Date: August 2009

								
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