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1 Presented by Sue Carter Health, Safety and Wellbeing Adviser

2  Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974  Section 2.1 – Placement provider has primary responsibility for ensuring the H&S of the student because the student is an employee of theirs Although this is UK legislation, students who are not placed in the UK are included.

3 It shall be the duty of every employee while at work –  Take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work  To co-operate with the employer  No person shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.

4  Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of –  The risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and

5 Hazard – something that has the potential to cause harm Risk – the chance or likelihood of harm occurring

6  Work  Travel and Transportation  Location and/or Region  General/Environmental Health  Individual Student  Insurance

7  What hazards might you encounter?  How could you be harmed?  How could you reduce the likelihood of being injured?

8 Risk Assessment Operation: Working in an office Date of Assessment: 9/11/2012 Assessor: Sue Carter Specific Activity Hazard Who Could be Affected? How?Risk Controls Residual Risk Is Residual Risk Tolerable? (Yes or No)* SLR Using a computer Poor posture Staff student Aches & strains Adjust chair Adjust screen Workstation assessment 224Yes GlareStaff student Eye strainBlinds to window Diffusers fitted to lights 224Yes Clearing a jam on a photocopier Hot machine Moving parts Staff student Entanglement Cuts Burns Follow on screen instructions Do not put hands/fingers into moving parts 326Yes * If “no” - further controls should be introduced and the risk re-assessed. If risk remains intolerable then specialist advice should be sought PRIOR to the activity going ahead.

9 Severity Rating Outcome: 1No lost time 2Under 3 day injury 3Over 3 day injury 4Major Injury (broken bones, loss of limb, incapacity leading to lost time over 1 month) or financial loss to organisation up to £50k 5Death or financial loss to the organisation greater than £50k S = Severity Rating

10 Likelihood Rating Outcome: 1Unlikely to occur 2Unlikely to occur more than once per year 3Could occur at some time during the year 4Could occur every time the activity is carried out 5Will occur every time the activity is carried out

11 Risk RatingRequired Actions 1 – 5Very Low. Monitor to ensure that risk assessment is accurate 6 – 10Low. Reduce risk as low as reasonably practicable. Monitor to ensure that risk assessment is accurate. 11 – 15Medium. Undertake cost benefit analysis to decide whether control measures are required to further reduce risk. Monitor and review at least annually. 16 -20High. Risk is intolerable. Additional control measures may be required. At the very least a safe system of work will need to be identified and implemented before the task can be undertaken. 21 – 25Very High. Risk is intolerable. The task must not be undertaken Additional control measures will be required.

12  University – Health, Safety and Wellbeing web pages  Health and Safety Executive

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