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
MH information and training given as
part of staff induction & development
Handling aids are provided eg trolleys,
Equipment/materials storage areas
should be chosen and laid out to
minimise handling. Frequently-used or
heavy items should be stored below
Objects whose weight and centre of
gravity are not immediately apparent (eg
items stored in cardboard boxes) should
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
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
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
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
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
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
Continue overleaf if necessary, and complete a Risk Assessment Action Plan if actions are identified. Please copy Action Plan to H&S Advisor.