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UCD RISK ASSESSMENT – UCDP4 BEDSIDE OXYGEN SUPPLY (GENERAL) Introduction Bedside oxygen supplies are regularly used in the health sciences. Any supply of oxygen has the potential to give rise to a fire is used incorrectly. Persons At Risk All persons working with and receiving the oxygen may be at risk. Date Of Assessment 01/04/2010 Completed By UCD Safety Office Probability Rating Outcome Rating Risk Rating Risk Assessment Likely Harmful Moderate Risk Measures Required To Reduce Risk 1. All components of a beside oxygen supply system must be subjected to a regular inspection and maintenance programme in accordance with the manufacturers requirements. 2. Before use the visible components of the system must be inspected and if any damage is visible then the system must be removed from service. 3. All users of the system must be suitably trained. 4. Before supplying a subject with oxygen operators must ensure that there are no naked flames or ignition sources or highly flammable materials (especially greases or oils) in the immediate vicinity. 5. When supplying oxygen users must ensure that their hands are clean and free from greases. 6. Persons receiving oxygen must have clean lips and face free from Vaseline, cosmetics or other similar materials. 7. Lubricants must not be used on any component of the system likely to come into direct contact with oxygen. 8. Persons responsible for handling oxygen cylinders must refer to UCD Risk Assessment UCDC5 Use Of Compressed Gases (General) for further information. Residual risk Probability Rating Outcome Rating Risk Rating (when all control measures have been Unlikely Harmful Acceptable Risk implemented) Rev. 0 Issued 01/04/2008 Revision History Rev. 1 Issued 01/04/2010 – no major changes made. Insertion of hyperlinks. Rev 1 Page 1 of 1 UCD Safety Office
"UCDP4 Bedside Oxygen Supply _General_ Risk Assessment Rev 1 April 2010"