Generic Risk Assessment Record Activity Technician duties Assessed by Clare Hazlewood Location Strode campus. Teaching rooms, laboratories, prep updated 30/08/06 Review before 30/08/07 rooms, salons, stores, Sports Hall & studios Date/duration ongoing Team Time of activity 9am - 5pm / holidays Line Manager Summary of factors People affected Technicians, students, teaching staff Substances/materials used Please list Equipment used Please list Additional assessments required COSHH, Display Screen Equipment, Manual Handling, Pregnant Workers, Lone Workers, First Aid delete as appropriate Relevant safety documents PATS risk assessment Steps in the task Hazards and risks Who’s Risk How are risks controlled? Are controls adequate? at risk? level Actions required: Setting up, routine Manual handling of equipment Techs M Where strenuous or unusual handling Identify any activities requiring maintenance and storage of and teaching materials tasks are to be preformed a separate special assessment teaching equipment manual handling assessment is to be undertaken MH information and training given as part of staff induction & development Handling aids are provided eg trolleys, sack trucks Equipment/materials storage areas should be chosen and laid out to minimise handling. Frequently-used or heavy items should be stored below head-height. Objects whose weight and centre of gravity are not immediately apparent (eg items stored in cardboard boxes) should be marked. Where there is a risk to fingers or feet as a result of MH operations, gloves or foot protection should be provided and used. Falls from a height/fall of Techs M Items which might roll, tip or spill objects from a height should be made secure. Kick-stools, step-ladders or other suitable access equipment are provided Shorter persons may need taller steps where the technician cannot reach etc. objects from ground level. Any operation in which a person could fall more than 2m should be the subject of a detailed risk assessment. Where the risk of objects falling from a height cannot be reduced to minimal, hard hats should be provided and worn Equipment hazards (electrical, Techs M Technicians may only carry out For hazards and measures relating to mechanical, heat, radiation, maintenance activities in which they are Electrical safety testing of sharps etc) arising during competent or have received suitable appliances, see PATs risk assessment maintenance training. Equipment hazards due to faulty Techs, M Maintenance logs should be compiled for PUWER assessment required for maintenance or undetected faults Tutors, all higher-risk equipment higher-risk equipment students Use of specialist equipment ***give details*** techs M Additional training may be necessary in Additional assessment required ****** order to use specialist equipment safely Preparation, handling and Exposure to substances Techs M COSHH assessments should be carried COSHH assessments required storage of materials and hazardous to health – routine out for all hazardous substances and substances appropriate steps taken to minimise the risk Personal Protective Equipment should be checked regularly and replacements provided when necessary. Where the COSHH assessment indicates the need for local exhaust ventilation, this must be formally tested at least every 14 months. Ditto - accidental Techs, M Equipment for dealing with spillage and tutors & accidental release, as identified in students COSHH assessment, should be provided. Fire & explosion hazards Techs, M Where, after appropriate measures have tutors & been taken, the risk of fire or explosion is students moderate to high, the technician should have firefighting training and access to appropriate firefighting equipment. Assisting teaching staff with Risks to and from students Techs, L Technicians who will, at times, directly class supervision students supervise children, young people or vulnerable adults should be police checked. Technicians who are required to carry out some teaching duties should be made aware of teaching protocols. Use of Display Screen Musculo-skeletal disorders due Techs L If the technician’s use of DSE is more Equipment to poor workstation layout, than minimal, a DSE assessment should posture or job structure be carried out. Emergency procedures – Hazards arising if these special Emergency M Emergency shut-down procedures for special duties – give details duties are not fulfilled services equipment should be identified and practised. Continue overleaf if necessary, and complete a Risk Assessment Action Plan if actions are identified. Please copy Action Plan to H&S Advisor.
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