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					                                               Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Work Activity                                                                          Faculty / School / Department reference


                                                                                                   Name of Risk Assessor
    Person(s) affected                                                                            Date of Risk Assessment
    Numbers affected

   Activity frequency
               Campus
Room ref (if relevant)
           Review due     Sunday, December 30, 1900

                                                                                                           Risk Rating           Implementing the Controls
    Individual Tasks               Hazards                      Controls              In place?                                    Action by    Action by
                                                                                                  L'hood      Sev        Risk
                                                                                                                                    whom          when




This risk assessment will be reviewed at least annually where any significant changes are made, new equipment introduced or if there is any reason to
suspect it is no longer valid.



Assessor's Comments




       Health and Safety Services
       xls Risk Assessment Form, Version 1 Jan 2009
Faculty/School/Department/Research Institute

        Signature of
           assessor                                            Print name    Designation




Manager's Comments




          Manager /
         Supervisor                                            Print name    Designation



           Risk Assessment communicated to:
                                                              Technicians
                                                     Academic / supervisor
                                                                  students
                                                                      PRD
                                                                    Others




      Health and Safety Services
      xls Risk Assessment Form, Version 1 Jan 2009
General hazards
Electric shock/burns                          Needles
Explosions – air, pressure, steam etc         Sharp edges/scalpels/blades
Falls of people from a height                 Glass
Falls of objects from a height                Poor housekeeping
Slips/trips/falls on the level                Lone working
Unsuitable/inappropriate use of hand tools    Violence/aggression
Poorly maintained tools                       Inadequate lighting
Inherently dangerous tools e.g.knives         Inadequate ventilation
Dangerous machinery – entrapment,             Restricted access and egress
entanglement                                  Poor maintenance
Refrigeration plant                           Lack of supervision
Vehicles on premises and public roads         Lack of information/training
Fork lift trucks                              Unsafe systems
Use of access equipment                       Provision of unsuitable equipment
Inadequate space                              Welding –electric, oxyacetelyne
Gas/gas cylinders                             Unsafe behaviour of individual
Drowning                                      Excessive heat/cold
Manual handling                               Fire Ovens/furnaces
Hazards associated with                       Field trips – communication, sunburn, weather, cliffs,
pregnancy/disability/young workers            boats
Burns                                         Display Screen Equipment (computer use)
Hazards associated with travelling abroad     Foreign language barriers

Hazardous substances                          Specialist hazards
Asphyxiants                                   Ionising radiation
Toxic                                         Non-ionising e.g. ultra violet, infra red, microwave
Corrosive                                     lasers
Harmful or irritant                           Radioactive waste
Cancer causing                                Lab/process waste
Sensitising                                   Entry to confined spaces
Contact with animals                          Excessive noise
Substantial quantity of any dust              Vibration
Contact with poisonous plants                 Lead
Human blood/body fluids                       Flammable/highly flammable material
Cells human/animal                            Work on live electrical equipment
Micro-organisms e.g. legionaella, hepatitis   Asbestos
Clinical waste/hazardous waste                Occupational Stress
Flammable materials
Highly flammable materials
                                    SEVERITY
                         trivial    significant     severe
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I       frequently    MEDIUM         HIGH          HIGH
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        sometimes       LOW         MEDIUM         HIGH
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O         rarely        LOW           LOW         MEDIUM
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      Definitions
    Severity
           trivial   There may be no injury or a minor injury for which local first aid attention will be sufficient
       significant   An accident would result in time off work, broken bones, chemical burns, poisoning or hospitalisation
         severe      Death, loss of limb, loss of sight in one or both eyes, permanent severe disability etc.


    Likelihood
           rarely    Unlikely to happen
        sometimes    Could happen
        frequently   Will probably happen

				
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