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					ENVIRONMENTAL AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES RISK ASSESSMENT FORM

Service:         Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service     Assessment Date:       05/09/09                               Review Date: 04/09/09

Location: Natural History Museum                           Assessment by:         Ken Drew/Alyson O’Brien                Signature:


     (a)                      (b)                  (c)                 (d)                       (f)                  (g)                     (h)                     (i)          (j)
   Hazards             Risks Arising from    Persons at Risk      Risk Priority          Existing Controls,           Are             What Additional               Target        Date
  Identified                Hazards                                  Rating               Procedures and            Existing        Controls, Procedures,            Date        Com-
                                                                R x P x S = RPR            Arrangements             Controls         Arrangements are                            pleted
                                                                        S                                          Adequate?             Required?
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                                                                        r
Fire                Burns.                  Staff.              1   1   3     3       Fire alarms.                 Yes             None
Also see            Smoke Inhalation.       Visitors.                                 Fire extinguishers.
separate                                    Contractors.                              Evacuation procedure.
assessment                                                                            Staff training.
for fire risks
Donations/          Disease.                Staff.              1   1   3     3       Specimen bags provided.      Yes
identificat-        Injury.                                                           Description of item listed
ions                                                                                  on entry form.
                                                                                      Guidance sheet for staff.
Lone                Risk of assault.        Staff.              1   1   2     2       Radio contact with other     Yes             Keep under review
workers             Sudden illness.                                                   museums/helpline.
                                                                                      Telephones installed.
                                                                                      Panic” button linked to
                                                                                      castle installed.
                                                                                      CCTV.
                                                                                      Membership of COLBAC
                                                                                      scheme.
Cleaning            Poisoning.              Staff.              1   1   2     2       Materials kept in locked     Yes
materials           Skin reactions.         Visitors.                                 cupboard.
                                            Contractors.                              Protective gloves
                                                                                      available.
Steps to            Injury from falling.    Staff.              1   1   2     2       Solid cover over steps.      Yes             Keep under review
boiler room                                 Visitors.
                                            Contractors.




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    (a)                  (b)                       (c)                    (d)                       (f)             (g)                     (h)                     (i)          (j)
  Hazards         Risks Arising from         Persons at Risk         Risk Priority          Existing Controls,      Are             What Additional               Target        Date
 Identified            Hazards                                          Rating               Procedures and       Existing        Controls, Procedures,            Date        Com-
                                                                   R x P x S = RPR            Arrangements        Controls         Arrangements are                            pleted
                                                                   R   P
                                                                           S                                     Adequate?             Required?
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                                                                   s   o
                                                                           v   RPR
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Craft          Injury from using            Visitors.              1   1   2    2     Events and activities      Yes             Keep under review
activities     equipment.                                                             supervised by trained
and events                                                                            staff and educators.
                                                                                      Also see separate
                                                                                      assessments done by
                                                                                      Museum Events Co-
                                                                                      ordinator




Risk Priority Rating:
Low = 1
Medium = 2
High = 3
A combined rating is the lower score plus one half
eg     Low/Medium = 1.5                                 ie Low x Low/Medium x High = High
       Medium/High = 2.5                                1      x    1.5    x 3 = 4.5




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