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									GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT Establishment: Name of establishment at which the employee is based

Return to Work Description of Activity: Describe the details of the employee’s ill health which are relevant to the risk assessment. Consider: - physical ability, fitness levels, effects of prescribed medication, emotional / psychological issues. Hours worked: Assessed by: Approved by:

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* A hazard is defined as ‘something with the potential to cause harm’ Consider the employee’s job role and the tasks they do. Identify and list any hazards to the employee with consideration to the task they undertake and their ill health. Look at existing risk assessments for specific work activities and consider the hazards identified are adequately controlled to protect the employee. Examples see below.

Significant Hazards *

Who is at Risk?

Adverse Effects
For each identified hazard describe the harm/adverse effect to the employee/others if the hazard potential were to be realised. Examples:-

Existing Control Measure
Identify any control measures which are already in place. For examples:-

Risk Factor H/M/L

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Consider the likelihood of occurrence and the likely severity of harm. Take into account the control measures that are already in place. Action and Timescale(s) : If the risk factor is such that further control is required, discuss the measures with the employee and record them on the form. Where necessary consult with the Occupational Health Department. Examples of additional control measure:-

Manual Handling activities Long working hours Sitting for long periods Standing for long periods Driving Work load Walking long distances Climbing stairs Violent or abusive children Contact with young children Working at height

Employees Name Consider any others who may be affected by the employee’s ill health e.g. colleagues, children

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Physical Injury Stress Fatality Fatigue Muscular skeletal disorders Sprains / strains

County / School policies and guidance already in place.  Recommendations by Occupational Health Unit or the Employees GP/Consultant.  Employee’s own knowledge, experience and training of existing duties.  Existing risk assessments for duties already undertaken.

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 Restriction of duties – employee not to undertake tasks which are more hazardous to them due to their health  Adjustment to the workplace or working conditions  Additional support provided ( TA etc.)  Provision of specialist equipment to assist employee (e.g. different type of chair)  Reduced working hours Note: Undertake a further risk assessment following the introduction of additional control measures

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