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					WORK EXPERIENCE RISK ASSESSMENT FORM



Name of school student:                                                 Age:

Name and address of school:



Name of contact at School:                           Telephone No:

What tasks will school student be given?




Where on campus will school student be working?


Department hosting work experience:

Start and finish dates of work experience:           Work hours per day:


List significant hazards Controls and precautions against the           Name and contact
here:                    hazards:                                       of responsible
                                                                        staff member
Student unfamiliar with      On first day, supervisor uses Parts 1
buildings and emergency       and 2 of the Induction Checklist to
procedures                    brief student on health and safety
                              and emergency arrangements
                             Induction Checklist downloadable
                              from http://www.gold.ac.uk/health-
                              safety/training.php
                             Induction includes tour of building
                              and introduction to Department H&S
                              Coordinator

Inexperience of work         Student must be supervised by
                              competent staff while at work (not
                              during lunch or other breaks)
                             Explain to student their hours of
                              work, breaks and locations of toilets
                              and café etc
                             Work experience hours must not be
                              during nightshifts or longer than eight
                              hours per day and must include
                              regular rest and meal breaks
                             Carry out specific risk assessment if
                              work experience includes weekend
                              or closure days



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 Machinery (including         Student must not operate any
office equipment)              machinery without permission from
                               their supervisor
                              They must not attempt to repair
                               machinery on their own
                              They should report faults to their
                               supervisor
                              Carry out specific risk assessment if
                               using workshop tools or machinery

Handling heavy and            Student must not be given tasks
awkward objects                involving lifting or carrying heavy
                               loads
                              Carry out specific risk assessment
                               for manual handling tasks

Work at height (e.g. off      Student must not set up access
ladders or platforms, on       equipment or work at height
roofs or above pits)           unsupervised
                              Show correct way to set up and use
                               access equipment e.g. ladder
                              Carry out specific risk assessment
                               for work at height

Hazardous chemicals           Student must not work with or near
                               hazardous chemicals unless
                               supervised and safe handling rules
                               have been explained to them
                              Carry out specific risk assessment
                               for using hazardous chemicals

Protective clothing and       Student must be provided with any
equipment                      protective clothing and equipment
(PPE)                          necessary and shown how and when
                               to use it
                              Explain where to get replacements
                               for disposable, dirty or damaged
                               PPE

Housekeeping                  Explain importance of keeping work
                               area tidy, not trailing cables, safe
                               storage of materials etc
                              Explain Department recycling
                               procedures

Accident reporting            Accidents involving students on work
                               experience must be reported on
                               Goldsmiths accident report form
                              Forms available from building
                               receptions and downloadable from


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                               http://www.gold.ac.uk/health-
                               safety/accidents.php
                              Also notify the school immediately of
                               any injury to a student while on work
                               placement
                              Students on work experience are
                               considered as employees for
                               accident reporting purposes and the
                               Head of Health and Safety will
                               complete RIDDOR reports if
                               necessary



Child protection              Explain how and why department
                               child protection officer can be
                               contacted



Insurance cover for work      Notify Insurance contact in Finance
experience                     Department of proposed work
                               experience activities, dates and any
                               specific risks that have been
                               assessed
                              Students on work experience are
                               normally covered by the Employer’s
                               Liability policy


Useful contacts for work experience organisers

For advice and help in carrying out risk assessments
healthandsafety@gold.ac.uk


For advice on child protection policy and work experience policy
staffdevelopment@gold.ac.uk


Insurance contact in Finance Dept
k.ishmael@gold.ac.uk




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