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Title: Risk Assessment - An Appreciation


1
Risk Assessment- An Appreciation
  • Mark Mallen
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Fenlock-Hansen Ltd

2
Introduction
  • Why?
  • To prevent accidents and ill health!
  • Its the Law!

3
Objectives
  • Why we do risk assessment
  • Define hazard
  • Identify 1 workplace hazard - each
  • Describe two key elements in risk
  • Describe the hierarchy of control
  • Identify when they should be done
  • Conduct a risk assessment

4
Contents
  • Legal Framework
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Risk Assessment
  • The Hansen Method
  • What Next
  • Practical Exercise

5
Legal Framework
  • The management of health and safety at work
    regulations 1999, regulation 3
  • Requires employers and self employed persons to
    conduct an assessment of the risk to workers and
    others who may be affected by their activities

6
Legal Framework
  • Who is Responsible?
  • Your employer
  • Must record significant findings

7
Legal Framework
  • When
  • Every time
  • When things change
  • An accident or near miss

8
Legal Framework
  • Regularly reviewed
  • suitable and sufficient
  • Hansen review annually

9
Legal Framework
  • Employee Duties
  • Comply with reasonable requests
  • Follow safe systems of work
  • Use the equipment provided
  • Its for you

10
Risk Assessment
  • How
  • Look at the task
  • Identify what could go wrong
  • How people might be harmed
  • Determine precautions to protect people

11
Risk Assessment
  • Hazard
  • Something with the Potential to Cause Harm

12
Risk Assessment
  • Hazard

13
Risk Assessment
  • Risk
  • The measure of how probable that someone will be
    harmed by a hazard and how severe that harm may be

14
Risk Assessment
  • Risk

15
Risk Assessment
  • The Hansen method

16
Control Measures
  • Hierarchy of control

17
Hierarchy Of Control
  • Eliminate the hazard
  • Engineered Methods Safe Place
  • Procedures and Training Safe Person
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • A combination of the above methods

18
Hierarchy Of Control
  • Physical engineering controls and safeguards -
    safe place
  • Normally more reliable than safe person

19
Hierarchy Of Control
  • PPE is the least favoured option
  • Only provides protection when it is worn properly
    and maintained
  • The hazard is always present

20
What Next
  • Agree
  • Adopt
  • Issue
  • Discuss

21
Remember! 
  • Keep it Simple
  • Make sure people know it
  • Understand it
  • Say what we do
  • Do what we say

22
Practical 1
  • Conduct a risk assessment on crossing a road.
  • Hazard?
  • Hazard Effect?
  • Persons at Risk?
  • Risk
  • Severity 1- 5
  • Probability 1- 5
  • Risk Rating 1- 25

23
Practical 2
  • Finish risk assessment on crossing a road.
  • Work out residual risk
  • Control Measures?
  • Risk
  • Severity 1- 5
  • Probability 1- 5
  • Risk Rating 1- 25
  • Acceptable?

24
Practical 3
25
Objectives
  • Why do we do risk assessment
  • Define a hazard
  • Identify 1 workplace hazard - each
  • Describe two key elements in risk
  • Describe the hierarchy of control
  • Identify when they should be done
  • Conduct a risk assessment

26
Risk Assessment
  • Thanks for listening
  • Any questions
  • Dont forget,
  • Be safe!
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