Completing the assessments

  1. WORKS
    1. This will always be UMIST, any work outside should be altered accordingly.

  2. AREA
    1. This is the particular building in the UMIST grounds, for example Main Building.

    1. This is the where the work is involved, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

    1. This the particular room number where the activity is taking place.

  5. CHART
    1. What Could Cause Hazard

      By looking at the place of work, identify all the hazards possible, whether major or minor and list in the table. E.g. slips, falling objects, electric-shock.

      You should be aware that accidents frequently occur outside normal operation e.g. during maintenance, cleaning, unusual (but known) sequences etc.

      Consider in this section what particular risks there may be to each of the different groups of people who may be involved (or exposed) to the hazards identified and how this will affect the level of risk.

    2. Existing Control Measure(s)

      Give details of control measures (what has been done to protect people from the harm) that are already in place to reduce the likelihood and/or severity of the harm occurring.

    3. Probability

      By looking at each hazard and control measure(s) the 'risk' has to be given a score from 1-5, where 1 is extremely unlikely and 5 is extremely likely depending on the probability whether the event will occur.

    4. Severity

      By looking at each hazard and control measure(s) the 'risk' has to be given a score from 1-5, where 1 is minimal loss and 5 is a fatality, depending on the severity of the risk if it occurs.

    5. Total

      The total is the value of the probability and severity times together.

    6. Risk Band

      The total score will be a value from 1-25, if the value is 0-4 then the risk band will be low, if its 5-9 then the risk band will be medium, and if its 10-25 then the risk will be high and action will be needed.

    7. Proposed Control Measure

      If the 'Risk Band', as indicated from the Table is medium or high then as a guiding principal you should consider that additional control measures will be needed to reduce the risk to 'Low'.

      Even if the 'Existing Risk' is found to be 'Low' consider if there are any other simple and effective actions which could be taken to reduce the risks even further.

      If you believe that the existing control measures are adequate (and that the risks are 'Low') then state this on the assessment form.

    1. Date

      It is important to date the risk assessment form.

    2. Who is Responsible

      Once the Risk Assessment has been completed the form should be signed by the Students and then passed to the Supervisors, who will decide whether the level of risk is acceptable or if the activity(ies) must be prohibited.

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