Department: Children & Young People’s MODEL RISK M34
Guidance on completing this form is available in the Health & Safety Management Arrangements for Risk Assessment
Location or Date assessment Assessment undertaken
address undertaken by
Activity or Review Signature
situation Employees working offsite date
1) Hazard (See appendix 2 - 2) Who can be harmed and 3) What controls exist to reduce the risk? 4) Any further action;
H&S Management how? (See appendix 2 -H&S Have you followed the hierarchy of controls (eliminate, substitute etc) Risk Score This should be included in
Arrangements for Risk Management Arrangements (See appendix 3 in H&S Management Arrangements for Risk Consequence
the action plan on overleaf
Assessment) for Risk Assessment) Assessment)
Driving Staff – road traffic accident Allow time for safe travel – 4x2=8 Line Manager to check
Ensure vehicle is in working order insurance and MOT
Staff to have appropriate insurance, ie business documents annually.
Staff are expected to comply with road safety legislation. Employees to advise of
Mobile phones to switched off/silent whilst driving. Missed calls to be driving offences to line
responded to when he driver reaches destination. manager
See Driving risk assessment
Follow LA guidance, Driving at Work.
Lone Working Staff – accidents, illness, Staff to put details of visits on office location board prior to visit. 2x2=4
assault Mobile phones provided
Staff to contact office by phone if change of plans
Staff to contact office if not returning to office at tne end of the day.
Staff instructed to make themselves aware of emergency arrangements at
site they are visiting.
Staff instructed to keep laptops/mobiles/valuables out of reach.
Staff instructed to park safely in well lit areas and seek assistance in winter,
if necessary, ie escorted to vehicle.
Follow LA guidance Health &Safety Management Arrangements for Lone
Follow L A guidance Health & Safety Management Arrangements for
Violence at Work.
ISSUE 3 REVISION 2
Ladders and other access Staff accessing roofs, voids, etc Consider lone working practices 4x2=8
equipment (generic risk on site visits. Visual inspection of equipment
assessment available on Wirral Follow LA guidance Health and Safety Management Arrangements for
Learning Grid, Health & Safety Working At Height
Slips, trips and falls Staff on site visits Suitable footwear to be worn 3x2=6
Take care on construction sites and uneven/unfinished surfaces.
Take care in winter on wet/slippery surfaces
Particular care to be taken in unfinished, cluttered, poorly lit areas.
Exposure to infection Staff on site visits - exposure Personal hygiene, eg wash hands 3x1=3
to drains, bird droppings, Supply of disposable personal protective equipment, eg, dust repirators,
vermin dusts. gloves, overalls to be made available.
Confined spaces Staff on site visits – cellars, Where possible staff to avoid entry, work from outside if possible. 4x1=4
crawl spaces, enclosed drains, Permit to work system in place.
ductwork or falls through To complete suitable and sufficient risk assessment for entry into confined
ceilings. Contact with space.
electricity, gas, residues, fumes, Findings to be brought to attention of all parties involved.
contaminated land, head
injuries, collapse of trench.
Asbestos Staff on site, building staff, Asbestos Management Plan in place. Prior to the commencement of 5x1=5
visitors – contractors – ANY work on site the Asbestos Register is consulted and signed to
respiratory disorders – pleural say the Register has been consulted.
plaques, asbestosis, All contractors or workmen are shown and sign the register for ANY
mesothelioma task however small
Staff instructed that they suspect asbestos has been damaged or
has found asbestos that has not been previously identified it must be
report it immediately
Fire Staff on site visits As a visitor, sign in and out of site and read fire safety’s plan. 5x 1 = 5
Ensure made aware of alternative evacuation route during building work.
Manual handling Staff on site visits – carrying Staff trained in safer lifting techniques. Follow LA Guidance, Health & 3x1=3
equipment, moving items Safety Management Arrangements for Manual Handling.
around site area. Trolleys provided for staff who area required to transport
equipment/materials to and from site.
Staff on site visits Coats and fleeces provided. Advice to reduce time outdoors, warm drinks. 2x1=2
Winter working outside
Staff on site visits Staff advised to wear appropriate clothing – cover up. To use appropriate 2x1=1
Summer working outside sun screen to areas of body exposed to sun, eg face, hands.
Access to cool drinks
Reduce time spend in Sun.
Follow LA Guidance Safety in the Sun.
Risk Rating Action Required
Unacceptable – stop activity and make immediate improvements
17 - 25
Tolerable – but look to improve within specified timescale
10 – 16
Adequate – but look to improve at review
Acceptable – no further action but ensure controls are maintained
(1) List hazards something with the potential to cause harm here
(2) List groups of people who are especially at risk from the significant hazards which you have identified
(3) List existing controls here or note where the information may be found. Then try to quantify the level of risk the
Likelihood: Consequence: likelihood of harm arising that remains when the existing controls are in place based on the number of
5 – Very likely 5 – Catastrophic persons affected, how often they are exposed to the hazard and the severity of any consequence. Use this
4 – Likely 4 – Major column to list the controls that you might take and develop all or some of that list into a workable action plan.
3 – Fairly likely 3 – Moderate Have regard for the level of risk, the cost of any action and the benefit you expect to gain. Agree the action
2 – Unlikely 2 – Minor plan with your team leader and make a note of it overleaf. If it is agreed that no further action is to be taken this
1 – Very unlikely 1 – Insignificant too should be noted.
(5) ACTION PLAN
Action required: Responsible person
Action plan agreed with (signature) Date