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									RISK ASSESSMENT
Establishment:                         Assessment by:                                             Date:
Greneway School                        Mr T Graves                                                June 2007

Review Date:                           Approved by:                                               Date:
June 2008                              Mr N.Asling                                                May 2008

WORK ACTIVITY (brief description)
Putting up displays (low height, approximately 0.5 M above average persons height) using a kick stool


    Hazard / Risk           Who is at     Initial          Normal Control Measures                     Are Control          Additional Control Measures          Residual
                            Risk?          Risk       (Brief description and/or reference to         Measures Y/N/NA      (to take account of local/individual     Risk
                                          Rating              source of information).               In Place   Adequate             circumstances).               Rating

Use of incorrect            Staff         M         Staff instructed not to use makeshift steps     Y          Y                                                 L
equipment (desk,            Visitors                (chairs/ tables etc)
chairs etc) Falls,          Pupils                   Restrict displays to head height where
falling objects                                      practical
                                                     Ensure display boards are accessible
                                                     Kick stool provided for users to access
                                                    display areas safely
Defective equipment         Staff         M         All access equipment suitable for purpose,      Y          Y                                                 L
/ Falls, falling objects    Visitors                checked before use and maintained in
                            Pupils                  good condition.

                                                    Reporting procedure in place for identified
                                                    defective items with prompt removal
                                                    /remedial action.

Inappropriate use of        Staff         M         Displays prepared as far as possible before     Y          Y                                                 L
access equipment            Visitors                putting them up.
Overreaching,               Pupils                  Use of access equipment restricted to
stretching etc.                                     those trained and competent in use.
                                                    Staff to re-position kick stool rather than
Uneven floor
                                                    overstretch.
causing instability                                 Floor surfaces suitable to use kick stool (
Falls, falling objects                              firm and even surface)
                                                    Persons using access equipment to wear
                                                    appropriate footwear ( low heeled, non slip
                                                    soles)
                                                    Do not leave unattended to avoid
                                                    unauthorised use.

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RISK ASSESSMENT
Greneway School                     Assessment by: Mr T Graves                                        Date: June 2007


Review Date: June 2008              Approved by: Mr N.Asling                                          Date: May 2008


WORK ACTIVITY (brief description)
Accessing office filing and storage on fixed shelving (approximately 1 M above average persons height) using a step ladder


 Hazard / Risk       Who is     Initial           Normal Control Measures                            Are Control           Additional Control Measures           Residual
                     at Risk?    Risk        (Brief description and/or reference to                Measures Y/N/NA       (to take account of local/individual   Risk Rating
                                Ratin                source of information).                      In Place    Adequate             circumstances).
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Use of incorrect     Staff      M         Staff instructed not to use makeshift steps (chairs/    Y          Y                                                  L
equipment (desk,                          tables etc)
                     Visitors              Restrict high level storage
chairs etc) Falls,   Pupils                Ensure storage remains accessible
falling objects
                                           User to ensure access equipment is of adequate
                                           height.
                                           Step ladder provided for users to access
                                          areas safely (more height is required than can be
                                          achieved with a kick stool)
Defective            Staff      M         All access equipment suitable for purpose, checked      Y          Y                                                  L
equipment / Falls,                        before use and maintained in good condition.
                     Visitors             Frequent documented checks on stepladder to
falling objects      Pupils               ensure safe working condition ( 6 monthly / termly)
                                          Reporting procedure in place for identified defective
                                          items with prompt removal /remedial action.
Inappropriate        Staff      M         Use of access equipment restricted to those trained     Y          Y                                                  L
use of access                             and competent in use.
                     Visitors
equipment                                 Maximum working height not exceeded- users waist
                     Pupils               should not rise above top step.
Overreaching,
                                          Staff to re-position steps rather than overstretch.
stretching etc.                           Floor surfaces suitable to use ( firm and even
Uneven floor                              surface)
causing                                   Persons using access equipment to wear
instability                               appropriate footwear ( low heeled, non slip soles)
Falls, falling                            Securely stored when not in use to avoid
objects                                   unauthorised use.
Manual Handling      Staff      M         Ensure shelving is not overloaded                       Y          Y                                                  L
Unstable /                                Organise storage with heavy / bulky objects at lower
                     Visitors             levels.
unwieldy loads       Pupils               Frequently used items stored at easily accessible
Falls, falling
                                          locations.
objects                                   Use team handling where necessary.
                                          Staff to be trained in moving and handling
                                          techniques.

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DATE OF REVIEW:         REVIEWED BY:                                                      COMMENTS:

DATE OF REVIEW:         REVIEWED BY:                                                      COMMENTS:
  RISK ASSESSMENT
  Greneway School                  Assessment by: Mr T Graves                            Date: June 2007


  Review Date: June 2008           Approved by: Mr N.Asling                              Date: May 2008


  WORK ACTIVITY (brief description)
  Opening and closing windows / adjusting blinds


 Hazard /     Who is     Initial          Normal Control Measures                Are Control             Additional Control Measures          Residual Risk Rating
  Risk        at Risk?    Risk       (Brief description and/or reference to    Measures Y/N/NA         (to take account of local/individual
                         Rating              source of information).          In Place   Adequate                circumstances).

Use of        Staff                Staff instructed not to use makeshift
incorrect     Visitors             steps (chairs/ tables/ledges etc)
equipmen      Pupils               Provide remote means of opening high
t (ledge,                          windows i.e. long handled poles or
desk,                              mechanical openers.
chairs etc)
Falls,
falling
objects
Defective     Staff                All access equipment suitable for
equipmen      Visitors             purpose, checked before use and
t / Falls,    Pupils               maintained in good condition.
falling
objects                            Reporting procedure in place for
                                   identified defective items with prompt
                                   removal /remedial action.

Falls from    Staff                Fit window opening limiters to all
unprotect     Visitors             windows above ground level
ed            Pupils
window
Poorly        Staff                Ensure windows are maintained in a
maintaine     Visitors             safe condition
d window      Pupils
falls from
frame

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      RISK ASSESSMENT
      Greneway School                             Assessment by: Mr T Graves                                             Date: June 2007


      Review Date: June 2008                      Approved by: Mr N.Asling                                               Date: May 2008


      WORK ACTIVITY (brief description)
      Use of stepladder to replace defective fluorescent tube in a classroom. Task involves brief 2 hands working to remove the diffuser and tube. Light work of short
      duration.

 Hazard / Risk           Who is         Initial                      Normal Control Measures                                            Are Control Measures     Additional Control Measures           Residual
                                                                                                                                              Y/N/NA           (to take account of local/individual
                         at Risk?        Risk       (Brief description and/or reference to source of information).                                                                                    Risk Rating
                                                                                                                                                                         circumstances).
                                        Rating                                                                                        In Place      Adequate

Use of incorrect         Staff      M              Staff instructed not to use makeshift steps (chairs/ tables etc)                 Y              Y                                                  L
equipment (desk,         Visitors                   User to ensure access equipment is of adequate height.
chairs etc) Falls,       Pupils                     Step ladder provided for users to access
falling objects                                    areas safely
Defective                Staff      M              All access equipment suitable for purpose, checked before use and                Y              Y                                                  L
equipment,               Visitors                  maintained in good condition.
collapse of ladder       Pupils                    Frequent documented checks on stepladder to ensure safe working condition
falls, falling objects                             ( 6 monthly / termly)
                                                   Reporting procedure in place for identified defective items with prompt
                                                   removal /remedial action.
Inappropriate use        Staff      M              User trained in use of ladders for minor inspection / maintenance tasks.         Y              Y                                                  L
of access                Visitors                  Access equipment restricted to those trained and competent in use.
equipment                Pupils                    2 person job, second person available at ground level to hand diffuser / tubes
Overreaching,                                      to.
stretching etc.                                    Move furniture if needed to gain access.
Uneven floor                                       Maximum working height not exceeded- users waist should not rise above
causing                                            top step or top of handrail.
instability                                        Staff to re-position steps rather than overstretch.
Falls, falling                                     Floor surfaces suitable to use ( firm and even surface)
objects                                            Persons using access equipment to wear appropriate footwear ( low heeled,
                                                   non slip soles)
                                                   Stepladder securely stored when not in use to avoid unauthorised use.
Persons colliding        Staff      M              Segregate work area                                                              Y              Y                                                  L
with ladder falls /      Visitors                  Provide warning signs, cones etc. if needed.
falling objects          Pupils

Manual Handling          Staff      M              Use team handling where necessary.                                               Y              Y                                                  L
Unstable /               Visitors                  Staff to be trained in moving and handling techniques.
unwieldy loads           Pupils                    Obtain help transporting ladder if needed
Falls, falling
objects
Contact with             Staff      M              Switch off electrical supply or tape off and label light switch if this is not   Y              Y                                                  L
electricity              Visitors                  possible.
electrocution,           Pupils
burns

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           DATE OF REVIEW:              REVIEWED BY:                                                          COMMENTS:
RISK ASSESSMENT
Greneway School                               Assessment by: Mr T Graves                                         Date: June 2007


Review Date: June 2008                        Approved by: Mr N.Asling                                           Date: May 2008


WORK ACTIVITY (brief description)
Use of ladder for light work of short duration (maximum 30 mins).


          Hazard / Risk               Who is at Risk?   Initial                            Normal Control Measures                                  Are Control Measures   Additional Control     Residual
                                                         Risk             (Brief description and/or reference to source of information).                  Y/N/NA                Measures         Risk Rating
                                                        Ratin                                                                                                              (to take account of
                                                          g                                                                                         In Place    Adequate      local/individual
                                                                                                                                                                             circumstances).
Use of incorrect equipment (desk,     Staff             M         User to ensure access equipment is of adequate height.                        Y              Y                                 L
chairs etc) Falls, falling objects    Visitors                    Consideration given to hiring suitable equipment for specific jobs or where
                                      Pupils                      work is liable to take >30mins.
                                      Contractors

Defective equipment, collapse of      Staff             M         All access equipment suitable for purpose, checked before use and             Y              Y                                 L
ladder                                Visitors                    maintained in good condition.
falls, falling objects                Pupils                      Frequent documented checks on ladder to ensure safe working condition (
                                      Contractors                 6 monthly / termly)
                                                                  Reporting procedure in place for identified defective items with prompt
                                                                  removal /remedial action.
Inappropriate use of access           Staff             M         User trained in use of ladders for minor inspection / maintenance tasks.      Y              Y                                 L
equipment                             Visitors                    Access equipment restricted to those trained and competent in use.
Overreaching, stretching etc.         Pupils                      Maximum working height not exceeded.
Uneven floor causing instability      Contractors                 Ensure correct angle of ladder ( 1M out for 4M up)
Falls, falling objects                                            Secure ladder
                                                                  No lone working when using ladders.
                                                                  Staff to re-position ladder rather than overstretch.
                                                                  Floor surfaces suitable to use ( firm and even surface)
                                                                  Persons using access equipment to wear appropriate footwear ( low
                                                                  heeled, non slip soles)
                                                                  Securely stored when not in use to avoid unauthorised use.
Persons colliding with ladder         Staff             M         Segregate work area effectively.                                              Y              Y                                 L
                                      Visitors                    Provide warning signs, cones or fencing if needed.
                                      Pupils                      Schedule work to take place when persons are not in immediate area.
                                      Contractors
Manual Handling Unstable /            Staff             M         Accompanying tools and equipment carried in tool belt. Both hands to be       Y              Y                                 L
unwieldy loads                        Visitors                    kept free when climbing ladder.
Falls, falling objects                Pupils                      Use team handling where necessary.
                                      Contractors                 Staff to be trained in moving and handling techniques.
                                                                  Obtain help transporting ladder if needed
Environmental conditions (            Staff             M         Consideration given to environmental conditions prior to starting work.       Y              Y                                 L
weather, wet ground, uneven           Visitors                    No work to be undertaken in adverse weather conditions ( wind, rain, snow
surfaces etc.)                        Pupils                      etc.)
                                      Contractors                 Ensure rungs are clear of slippery substances, ice, mud etc.

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        DATE OF REVIEW:              REVIEWED BY:                                                      COMMENTS:

        DATE OF REVIEW:              REVIEWED BY:                                                      COMMENTS:
 RISK ASSESSMENT
 Greneway School                              Assessment by: Mr T Graves                                           Date: June 2007


 Review Date: June 2008                       Approved by: Mr N.Asling                                             Date: May 2008


 WORK ACTIVITY (brief description)
 Use of mobile tower scaffold .
 Use of equipment other than ladders justified – no protected platform, not possible to secure ladder.

     Hazard / Risk         Who is at Risk?   Initial                      Normal Control Measures                           Are Control Measures Y/N/NA     Additional Control Measures          Residual Risk
                                              Risk       (Brief description and/or reference to source of information).                                   (to take account of local/individual      Rating
                                             Ratin                                                                                                                  circumstances).
                                               g                                                                                In Place       Adequate

Use of incorrect           Staff             M          User to ensure access equipment is of adequate height and           Y              Y                                                     L
equipment Falls, falling   Visitors                     suitable for task.
objects                    Pupils                      All users to be trained in work at height
                           Contractors                 Height of scaffold to be no more than 3 times base dimension ( or
                                                       in accordance with manufacturers instructions)

Defective equipment,       Staff             M         All access equipment suitable for purpose, inspected before use      Y              Y                                                     L
collapse of equipment,     Visitors                    and maintained in good condition.
falls, falling objects     Pupils                      Inspected weekly if it remains in place and after any event likely
                           Contractors                 to have affected its stability.
                                                       Safe working load marked on equipment
                                                       To be erected only by certified persons.
                                                       Reporting procedure in place for identified defective items with
                                                       prompt removal /remedial action
Inappropriate use of       Staff             M         All users trained in use of mobile towers for inspection /           Y              Y                                                     L
access equipment           Visitors                    maintenance tasks.
Overreaching,              Pupils                      Access equipment restricted to those trained and competent in
stretching etc.            Contractors                 use.
Uneven floor causing                                   Brakes to be applied in use.
instability                                            Move tower from base only, all tools and persons removed from
Falls, falling objects                                 structure prior to moving.
                                                       Guardrails and toe boards to be provided.
                                                       No lone working when erecting or using tower.
                                                       Floor surfaces suitable to use ( firm and even surface)
                                                       Persons using access equipment to wear appropriate footwear (
                                                       low heeled, non slip soles)
                                                       Securely stored when not in use to avoid unauthorised use.
                                                       Remove access ladder.
Persons or vehicles        Staff             M         Segregate work area, create exclusion zone beneath work area         Y              Y                                                     L
colliding with tower       Visitors                    Provide warning signs, cones or temporary fencing if needed.
                           Pupils                      Schedule work to take place when persons are not in immediate
                           Contractors                 area.

Contact with overhead      Staff                       Survey area prior to erection
electrical services        Visitors
Electrocution, burns       Pupils
                           Contractors
Manual Handling          Staff          M        Accompanying tools and equipment carried in tool belt. Both         Y   Y   L
Unstable / unwieldy      Visitors                hands to be kept free when climbing ladder.
loads                    Pupils                  Use team handling where necessary.
Falls, falling objects   Contractors             Staff to be trained in moving and handling techniques.
                                                 Obtain help transporting equipment if needed
Environmental            Staff          M        Consideration given to environmental conditions prior to starting   Y   Y   L
conditions ( weather,    Visitors                work.
wet ground, uneven       Pupils                  No work to be undertaken in adverse weather conditions ( wind,
surfaces etc.)           Contractors             rain, snow etc.)
                                                 Ensure rungs are clear of slippery substances, ice, mud etc.




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LOW ROOF RISK ASSESSMENT

Risk Assessment carried out by:                                                                                                                                        Date:
Is there any history of students climbing on the roof during school hours?                                                                                             Yes               No
Is there the potential for students to gain access to the roof during school hours?                                                                                    Yes               No
HAZARDS                                   RISKS                               RISK                       CONTROLS                                                                        RISK
                                                                              LEVEL                                                                                                      LEVEL
How or why do/could students get onto           What are the risks?                      What is the        Can physical control be used to        Can management controls be            What is the
the roof?                                       For example:                             level of risk              prevent climbing?              implemented to prevent climbing?      level of risk
Consider the examples below and any             1. Fall trying to access the roof        before          For example:                              For example:                          with
others identified on your site.                 2. Fall from edge of roof                controls?       1. Anti-climb fans around drainpipes      1. School rules about not             controls?
                                                3. Fall through fragile roof materials   High            2. Apply anti-climb paint to area              climbing/vandalising premises    High
                                                4. Fall through skylight                 Medium               (above 2m with warning signs)        2. Supervision at break times in      Medium
                                                5. Fall from higher level (eg. second    Low             3. Remove fence, wall or railing               area known climbing locations    Low
                                                     storey or chimney) which is                         4. Remove trees and shrubs                3. No climbing signage in known
                                                     accessible from the low roof                        5. Remove/secure moveable                      areas
                                                                                                              climbing aids in the area (wheelie   4. Ball games not allowed in
                                                                                                              bins etc)                                 areas close to low roofs
                                                                                                         6. Increase height of guard rails to      5. Procedures for safe retrieval of
                                                                                                              external stairs                           items from roof
                                                                                                         7. Ensure all fragile materials are
                                                                                                              identified and signed




Low roof compared to ground level

Drainpipe can be climbed

      Window ledge provides foothold


Nearby fence, wall or railing


   Tree or shrub close to building can be
                  climbed


Low level porch or other structure



Moveable climbing aids available (eg. bins
or outdoor furniture)


External fire escape stairs near to flat roof
Are your staff required to access the roof as part of their duties?                                                                      YES            NO
HAZARDS                      RISKS               RISK         CONTROLS                                                                                  RISK
                                                 LEVEL                                                                                                  LEVEL

Why do the staff need to         What are the risks?      What is             Can physical control be used to        Can management controls be         What is
access the roof?                  Fall trying to         the level of       ensure safe access onto the roof?       implemented to ensure safe         the level
 Retrieve items                   access the roof        risk before         Use long handled tools to help        access to the roof?                of risk
 Maintenance                     Fall from edge of      controls?           retrieve items from roof rather than    Identify all reasons for staff   with
                                                          High                actually climbing onto it                 needing to access the roof      controls
 Access to plant or equipment     roof
                                                          Medium                                                                                        in place?
How do staff get on the roof?     Fall through fragile                       Ensure all fragile materials are         and carry out a risk
                                                          Low                                                           assessment to ensure the        High
                                                                              identified and signed
 Ladder                           roof materials
                                                                                                                        most appropriate means of       Medium
 Scaffold                        Fall through                               Where there is a need for access                                         Low
                                                                                                                        access is selected taking
                                   skylight                                   across the roof to plant or
 Mobile Elevating work                                                       equipment, a safe route should be
                                                                                                                        into account the frequency,
   platform                                                                                                             duration and nature of the
                                                                              identified and marked
What do they do on the roof?                                                                                            job
 Work around the edge from a                                                                                         Reduce the need to retrieve
   ladder or platform                                                                                                   items from the roof by not
 Walk on the roof                                                                                                      allowing ball games not
                                                                                                                        allowed in areas close to low
 Use tools and equipment                                                                                               roofs
                                                                                                                      Develop safe procedures for
                                                                                                                        activities on the roof (eg.
                                                                                                                        retrieving items such as
                                                                                                                        balls)

								
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