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2 RISK ASSESSMENT RAISING AWARENESS

3 RISK ASSESSMENT Purpose Explain the risk assessment process Detail 5 basic steps for carrying out a risk assessment Objectives To familiarise candidates with OP and associated pro-formas To give candidates the confidence to carry out a risk assessment within the work environment Format Explain the basics steps Show a video on risk assessment Do a desk top risk assessment All lasting around 2 hours Questions can be asked at any time during the session End of session questionnaire

4 WHY RISK ASSESSMENT? Reducing the risk of injury from those hazards to as low a level as is reasonably practicable Accidents To prevent By The Identification of Hazards

5 BENEFITS OF RISK ASSESSMENT Comply With The Law Economic Human

6 WHAT IS A RISK ASSESSMENT WHAT IS A RISK ASSESSMENT ? The overall process of estimating the magnitude of risk to the population that might be affected and deciding whether or not the risk is tolerable

7 RISK ASSESSMENT BASICALLY RISK ASSESSMENT IS THE FIRST STEP TO MAKING YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE AN EMPLOYER MUST :- identify the hazards and eliminate where possible. Evaluate risks reduce or control risks to a low level record the assessment (see later) AN EMPLOYEE MUST:- co-operate with the employer on all health and safety matters inform their line manager if they are concerned about a health and safety matter adhere to all work and safety procedures.

8 WHO CARRIES OUT RISK ASSESSMENTS? A risk Assessment Must Be Carried Out By A COMPETENT PERSON WHO OR WHAT IS A COMPETENT PERSON?

9 COMPETENT PERSON an understanding of the workplace an ability to make sound judgements a knowledge of the best practicable means to reduce those risks identified COMPETENCY MAY BE DEFINED AS A COMBINATION OF:- knowledge skill experience quality of personnel ability to recognise the extent and limitations of ones own experience. A COMPETENT PERSON SHOULD HAVE:-

10 WHEN ? AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE ! PRE DESIGN PRE MANUFACTURE PRE SITE VISIT AT LEAST PRIOR TO WORK COMMENCING

11 SOME DEFINITIONS An unplanned, unexpected event that can result in injury or damage Accident

12 SOME DEFINITIONS Hazard Risk The likelihood of harm arising from the hazard and the severity of the harm Something with the potential to cause harm

13 SOME DEFINITIONS Reasonably Practicable Balance of the risk against the cost of controls Assessment of Risk Cost Time Trouble Difficulty

14 WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ? Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Section 2 (1) - Employers General Duties It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety,and welfare at work of all his employees Which basically means that risks need to be considered with regard to cost, time, trouble and difficulty

15 WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ? Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Supported by an ACOP and Guidance) Regulation 3 - Risk Assessment 1) Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to his employees and persons not in his employment from the hazards arising from his undertaking 2) The assessment should be periodically reviewed 3) The significant findings should be recorded where there are more than five employees

16 WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ? Regulation 16/17/18/ New and Expectant Mothers The health and safety of new and expectant mothers and that of her baby must be considered Regulation 19 -Protection of Young Persons Young persons need to be protected from risks to health and safety due to their lack of experience and absence of awareness

17 WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ? a) Avoid the risk b) Evaluate risks that cannot be avoided c) Combat risks at source d) Adapt the work to the individual Regulation 4 - Principles of Prevention e) Adapt to technical progress f) Replace the dangerous with non or less dangerous g) Develop an overall policy h) Give priority to measures protection groups i) Ensure that employees receive the relevant instruction

18 Risk Assessment In Other Legislation Manual Handling Regulations 1992 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992

19 ANY QUESTIONS SO FAR QUESTIONS

20 FIVE EASY STEPS TO RISK ASSESSMENTS 1.Consider the task or process and who might be at risk 2.Identify the hazards, analyse and evaluate the likelihood against the severity 3.Decide on control measures and implement them 4.Monitor the control measures 5.Review the process

21 STEP 1 STEP 1 Whats The Task and Who May Be At Risk? The task Who is at risk?

22 STEP 2 STEP 2 Identifying and Evaluating Hazards and Risk Identifying Use your existing knowledge Consider the obvious Consult manufacturers instructions Consult with colleagues Visit the intended workface

23 STEP 2 CONTINUED - EVALUATE The Business Operating Procedure has a guidance note on completion in the appendix at the back.

24 STEP 3 Decide on Controls and Implement Do away with the hazard Enhance the lighting Well maintained equipment Competent Personnel Consult manufacturers instructions Are there regulations and/or standards that apply? Personal protective equipment

25 STEP 4 Monitor The Control Measures Ensure that the controls detailed in the assessment are in place and are effective

26 STEP 5 Review The Risk Assessment Has there been any significant changes? Is the assessment generic? Is the assessment still valid?

27 BUSINESS OPERATING PROCEDURE BOP OP Health and Safety Risk Assessment

28 RISK ASSESSMENT RECORD All Operating Centres throughout the company will be using the same Risk Assessment proforma.

29 RISK ASSESSMENT RECORD All Operating Centres throughout the company will be using the same Risk Assessment proforma.

30 RISK ASSESSMENT RECORD All Operating Centres throughout the company will be using the same Risk Assessment proforma.

31 REGISTER Each operational centre must create a register for registering and controlling Risk Assessments See later.

32 RISK ASSESSMENT VIDEO RISK ASSESSMENT FOR INDUSTRY

33 DO A RISK ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL EXCERCISE

34 PROCEDURE KEY RESPONSIBILITIES EACH OPERATING CENTRE AND FUNCTION WILL DESIGNATE A PERSON OR PERSONS WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:- ensuring that risk assessments are carried out for all work activities within their area of responsibility establishing and maintaining the Risk Assessment Register N.B. for the Renfrew site this will be done by the Health,Safety and Environment Adviser.

35 REQUIREMENTS EACH OPERATIONAL CENTRE WILL CARRY OUT THEIR RISK ASSESSMENTS USING THE PRINCIPLES AND PROCESS OUTLINED IN 5.3 AND 5.4 OF OP RECORD THE RISK ASSESSMENT ON THE FORM DETAILED IN APPENDIX 3 OF THE PROCEDURE (N.B. guidance on completion of this form is in Appendix 2) COMPLETE REGISTER OF RISK ASSESSMENT AS PER APPENDIX 1. ENSURE THAT THE RELEVANT RISK ASSESSMENT IS MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL CONCERNED PARTIES AND THAT CONTROL MEASURES ARE FULLY UNDERSTOOD.

36 Radiation Risk Assessments If you put a cross on the RA form beside Ionising Radiation, then that should automatically trigger certain actions: Contact Ian Little Read the Business Operating Procedure OP (copy from Ian Little at present) Refer to relevant Company Local Rules. (Dosimetry Request and Prior Risk Assessment.

37 Where to find and where to Archive Risk Assessments Technology Personnel can find Blank in Word Template Site Services can access Blank in their own directory Welding Products can access Blank from own directory Save Completed Risk Assessment Technology and Engineering T:/Technology /BC 256/ Safety/Risk Assessments/Tech & Eng Building/RAs or Register Site Services T:/Technology/BC256/Safety/Risk Assessments/Main Office\Ras or Register Welding Products H:/Weldprod/Risk Assessments Risk Assessments can be found on the MB INTRANET. EACH OPERATIONAL CENTRE MUST CREATE ITS OWN REGISTER

38 RISK ASSESSMENT MEMORY JOGGER Remember ERIC PD Reduce the hazard Eliminate the hazard Isolate the hazard Control the hazard Personal Protective Equipment Discipline

39 SUMMARY Risk assessment is required by law under HASAWA and MHASAW Regulations etc Risk assessment can help reduce accidents and near misses and can be done in 5 easy steps Risk Assessments carried out by MB must record significant risks and the controls required Those affected must be informed

40 Something with the potential to cause harm ARE YOUR CONTROLS ADEQUATE? Hazard A RISK ASSESSMENT IS YOUR BEST INVESTMENT

41 END THANK YOU AND QUESTIONS


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