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              Staffordshire County Council

        MACHINERY RISK ASSESSMENT RECORD

1.    MACHINE DETAILS

      Provide details of the name and make of machine, purpose etc.




2.    PERSONS AT RISK

      Identify the persons at risk during use and maintenance, cleaning, servicing and
      repair.




3.    HAZARDS IDENTIFIED

      (a) Mechanical Hazards
      Do the moving parts of the machinery involve any of the following hazards? (Tick
      box).

             Entanglement        i.e. in rotating parts such as drill bits, spindles, etc.
                                 Between counter rotating parts creating an in-running
                                 nip such as feed rollers, gear cogs, etc. Between
                                 rotating and fixed parts creating an in-running nip such
                                 as an abrasive wheel tool rest.

             Contact (cuts &     i.e. contact with cutting edges or abrasive surfaces such
             abrasions)          as a circular saw.


             Trapping            i.e. trapping between reciprocating parts or reciprocating
                                 and fixed parts such as the tool and die of a power press
                                 or the closing parts of a scissors lift.

             Impact              i.e. from a moving part of a machine such as a travelling
                                 bed of a surface grinder.

             Piercing/Shearing   i.e. created by tools being used in the machine e.g.
                                 needles, guillotine blades etc.

             Ejection of         i.e. such as an abrasive wheel burst.
             machine parts &
             materials.




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      Description of mechanical hazards present: -




      (b) Non-Mechanical Hazards
      Are there any of the following non-mechanical hazards present? (Tick box).

             Unsafe Access        i.e. anything likely to cause slips, trips or falls?
                                  Likelihood of falling or moving objects? Any obstructions
                                  or projections?

             Manual Handling      If yes, a manual handling risk assessment is required.
             Operations

             Electricity          i.e. including static electricity.

             Chemicals or         i.e. fume, dust or mist. Toxic, irritant (e.g. lubricating oil),
             Hazardous            corrosive or bacterial. If yes, a COSHH risk assessment
                                  is required.

             Fire or Explosion    e.g. gas emission etc.

             Noise                If high noise levels are present the noise level should be
                                  measured. If above 85 Db(a) a noise assessment is
                                  required.

             Poor Work            i.e. lighting, ventilation and room temperature
             Environment          adequacy.

             Vibration

             Pressure and Vacuum

             High or Low Machine Temperature

             Ionising Radiation

             Non-Ionising         i.e. Microwaves, Ultra-Violet, Lasers etc.
             Radiation

             Ergonomic            i.e. is the machine designed so that the controls are
                                  easy to reach and do not require constrained operator
                                  posture?

      Description of non-mechanical hazards present: -




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      (c) Other Hazards
      Maintenance
      Maintained in an efficient state and any maintenance log kept up to date? YES/NO

      Specific Risks
      If there is a specific risk, is its use restricted to designated trained users YES/NO
      and repairs, servicing etc., undertaken by specifically designated persons?

      Information and Instruction
      Is adequate health and safety information, and where appropriate,           YES/NO
      written instructions, available to users, supervisors and managers?

      Training
      All users, supervisors and managers have received adequate training         YES/NO
      in the methods which may be adopted when using it, any risks which
      its use may entail and precautions to be taken?

      Preventing Access to Dangerous Parts
      Appropriate measures are taken to prevent access to dangerous               YES/NO
      moving parts (e.g. guards, push sticks, etc)?

      Guards and Protective Devices
      Are all guards and protective devices: -

         suitable for their purpose?                                             YES/NO
         of good construction, sound material and adequate strength?             YES/NO
         maintained in an efficient state and in good repair?                    YES/NO

      Stop Controls
      Is a readily accessible stop control provided?                              YES/NO
      Where appropriate, an emergency stop control is provided?                   YES/NO
      Controls are clearly visible and identifiable?                              YES/NO
      No control is in position where any person operating the control is         YES/NO
      exposed to a risk?

      Isolation from Sources of Energy
      Where appropriate, the equipment is provided with suitable clearly          YES/NO
      identifiable and readily accessible means to isolate it from sources of
      energy?

      Position of Persons when Starting or Stopping
      Appropriate measures are in force to ensure that no person is in a          YES/NO
      place where he would be exposed to risk as a result of the starting
      and stopping of work equipment?

      Warning/Markings
      The equipment incorporates warnings or is clearly marked where              YES/NO
      necessary for reasons of health and safety?

      Description of other hazards present:



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4.    COMPLIANCE WITH EC PRODUCT DIRECTIVES

      If the machine is new, does it bear a CE mark to indicate EC compliance? YES/NO
      If NO, can the suppliers produce evidence of compliance?

5.    RISK ASSESSMENT

      (a) Assessing the Likelihood of an Incident Occurring
      You must assess the likelihood of an incident occurring by rating it on a scale of
      1-3, where (tick box): -

             1 = Low (where harm is unlikely to occur or will seldom occur).
             2 = Medium (where harm is possible to occur).
             3 = High (where harm is certain or near certain to occur).

      (b) Assessing the Severity of Injury or Ill-Health
      You must decide the severity or potential outcome by rating it on a scale of 1-3,
      where (thick box):

             1 = Slight (including off work for up to 3 days – strains, cuts, bruises, etc.).
             2 = Serious (off work for over 3 days – loss of consciousness, serious burns,
                 breakages, injuries requiring hospital treatment etc.).
             3 = Major (death or major harm – loss of limbs, permanent disability to
                 health, etc.).

      You should indicate the worst case scenario when assessing the severity of injury.

      (c) Risk Rating
      By multiplying together those numbers that represent the likelihood of occurrence
      and the severity of a hazard, a single figure is obtained which allows the
      significance of risks to be compared.

      Likelihood (   ) x Severity (   ) = Risk Rating (   )

      The risk assessment rating number is used to identify how immediately action
      needs to be taken i.e. measures, in addition to existing precautions, which are
      necessary to control the risk.

       Risk Rating       Category         Action Priority
       1                 Low              No action or low priority action
       2                 Low              low priority action
       3 or 4            Medium           Medium priority action
       6                 High             High priority action
       9                 High             Urgent priority action

6.    RISK EVALUATION

      (a) What specific statutory requirements apply (i.e. Acts or Regulations – seek
      advice from the Health and Safety Services Team)?

            Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
            Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
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      (b) What prevention or control measures are currently being used (e.g. guards,
      physical controls, ventilation, protective clothing and equipment, written safe system
      of work, permit to work, job safety instructions, training etc.)?




7.    WHAT NEW MEASURES ARE NECESSARY TO CONTROL THE RISK?

      Having regard to the estimated level of risk, statutory requirements and existing
      control measures consider what additional control measures you feel should be
      taken to reduce the risk further and list them below: -

      (a)

      (b)

      (c)

      (d)

      (e)

      You should consider safe person controls – Providing information, instruction,
      training, supervision, health screening, protective clothing and devices, safe
      systems of work, permit to work, etc..

      You should consider safe place controls – Improved plant, equipment and layout,
      adequate access/egress, alternative substances or materials, guarding, machine
      controls and emergency stop controls, means of isolation, provision of notices,
      improved environmental conditions, ventilation, monitoring of exposure levels,
      regular inspection and maintenance of equipment, etc..

      Is health surveillance required? YES/NO

8.    Signature of Assessor(s): ……………………………………………………………

9.    Assessment Complete Date: …………………………………………………………

10.   Review Date: …………………………………………………………………………

ALL FINDINGS OF RISK ASSESSMENT MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION
OF ALL EMPLOYEES CONCERNED INCLUDING CONTROL MEASURES
INTRODUCED.


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