structure with responsibilities pdf. 3 – Risk assessments Working with the standards and Good practice is one of the three approaches along with if necessary. Source: Assessment – a brief guide to controlling risk in the workplace. Available at: http:// (accessed ).

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Published online Sep The best way for this organisation to risk assess their manufacturing process is first to have each Team A-D assess their own work and then for representatives of each Team A-D to form a new team to complete a ‘whole process’ risk assessment using both the information on the individual risk assessments and considering the interactions between processes.

Employ ers with five or more employees need to record the signifi cant findings of the risk assessment. For example; had the structure been designed to withstand wind conditions? The structure was designed for its artistic merit and the focus of the Designer was on the dream-like experience that participants would enjoy. Analysis of the maintenance records indicated that no maintenance of this buried pipe had been undertaken.

The risk assessment steps allow the generation of a hrtp of risks but for many people it can beg the question ‘where should I focus, what are the biggest risks? Dreamspace was a large inflatable structure inside which members of the public could walk around to experience a dream-like world of light and sound. There was also a failure of the parties involved to communicate to one another about possible risks.

In the great majority of cases, HSE can make this judgement by referring to existing ‘industry good practice’ that has been established by a process of discussion with in dustry stakeholders to achieve a consensus about gof is ‘SFAIRP’.

How bad could it be? The Risk Matrix questions the probability of certain levels of harm. They have a duty to demonstrate that they have taken action to ensure all risk is reduced SFAIRP and must have documentary evidence, for example a risk assessment or safety case, to prove that they goc the risks their activities create. This is shown in Fig.

The investigation identified that fuel leaked out of a coupling during the in-flight refuelling.


A suitable and sufficient risk assessment called a Safety Case for large, high hazard plant was not completed following the modifications. In addition, only wew tethers were located after the incident.

Carrying out a detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment without first considering whether any relevant good practice was applicable, or when relevant good practice exists.

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This leaked fuel was close to hot pipe-work not part of the refuelling system which provided an ignition source. The legal responsibilities of employers are summarised in Fig. HSL undertook a Review of Risk Assessment Practice in [ 12 ] and identified these and further common failings that are listed below:.

This accident was completely avoidable as a suitable and effective risk assessment would have identified corrosion as a hazard and a suitable maintenance regime, pubn the risk mitigation, would have indg63 the LPG leak. This was a multi-agency group to provide advice on public event safety. Here, the risk consequence level of harm has its probability derived from a number of factors. In this example it includes the severity of harm, the exposure to harm for example the amount of time per day an individual is exposed to the riskthe probability that the event will occur for the given exposure and the probability of avoiding harm should the hazardous event occur.

In addition, review of the risk assessment records indicated that corrosion of this pipe, and the subsequent hazards resulting from any corrosion, had not been identified.

Good Practice and Pitfalls in Risk Assessment. The Health and Safety at Work Act places responsibility not only on employers but also on designers, manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that articles and substances are safe for indt163 so far as is reasonably practicable, and on every employee while at work punns take reasonable care of him or herself, and of any other person who may be affected by his or her actions. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License http: This accident was completely avoidable.

In addition, when undertaking the Risk Assessments, the team must remember the responsibilities:. To undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment takes time and an appropriate multi-disciplinary team of people. Subsequent maintenance records showed evidence of fuel he that had happened before but these were not acted upon. Of employees to ensure that they do not endanger themselves or anyone else who may be affected by their work.


The Designer’s risk assessment stated that 40 tethers would be required for the structure distributed around the perimeter but only 22 were used by the Contract Company. Carrying out pubjs risk assessment using inappropriate ‘good practice’ e.

Making decisions on the basis of individual risk estimates when cumulative risk to society is the appropriate measure. The wind conditions were not abnormal for the UK.

HSE – Publications: Free Leaflets – Risk Assessment

It is important to note that ‘Sanctions include fines, imprisonment and disqualification’. In this case, the employer forgot Step 5 of HSE’s Five Step Risk Assessment Process, that is ‘to continually review and update the risk assessment at suitable time intervals’.

Find articles by Karen Russ. How the risk is managed is to be determined by those who create the risk. The best results from these tools are achieved when a team of people undertake the risk assessment together. What could go wrong? The Nimrod Review report. Identify the new controls that are needed, who will take responsibility for putting them in place and by when.

The risk assessment team should be multi-disciplinary including, for example, those who work in the area being assessed, a manager, a health and safety specialist and a person who is not closely associated with the work area. Of anyone who designs, manufactures or supplies an article wwww substance for use at work to giv that it is safe.

Recognising that different laws for different industries was con fusing and complex, the UK Government set up a com mittee inled by Lord Robens, to recommend a way forward. Once the pipes had been installed, no system was put in place to reassess the safety of the pipes as time elapsed.

National Center for Biotechnology Information um, U. In addition, individuals may be imprisoned if held personally liable. It comprised inflatable ‘cells’, each 5m high. HSL undertook a Review of Risk Assessment Practice in [ 12 jndg163 and identified these and further common failings that are listed below: