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  • 1. WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL RISK ASSESSMENT For: Psychology Dept Date of Assessment: 04/01/10 Date of Review: 05/01/11 Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: Working / Electrical Teacher / Pupil / • All electrical equipment that teaching in equipment. other staff is purchased meets the classroom members. relevant British Standard / areas European Standard. Burns / electrical • A competent person (e.g. shock. Specialist Technical Services)) formally inspect all the portable electrical equipment on an annual basis. • Pre-use visual checks are made of the equipment / power socket outlets by the user. • Any defective equipment is taken out of use until such time as a competent person repairs it or the item is replaced. • Use a Defect reporting system Light from the Eye damage, • Inform staff not to look at data projectors Dry eyes the light. Burns to the eye • Teach to the side of the whiteboard.
  • 2. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: • Have in place the H & S signage for staff to see. • Section highlighted in the arrangements regarding ICT policy. Working / Blocked All persons within • Bags / coats etc are kept teaching in gangways / the classroom. under the desks / placed on classroom walkways / fire coat pegs in cloakroom and areas exit doors. Falls causing cuts not left in the designated (cont….) and bruises walkways. through to broken • The classroom is laid out so bones and death. that easy access can be gained to the nearest fire Trapped in rooms exit in an emergency. 1- during a fire metre passageways at all times. • Displays of pupils work etc., are planned by the teacher to ensure safe access / egress and movement around the classroom. • The appropriate screens are used for displays and the teacher checks them for stability and suitability. Suspended displays are positioned to avoid gangways/ fire exits above head height. • Fire Risk Assessment is completed & shared.
  • 3. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: • The teacher monitors the pupils to ensure bags / coats etc are stored tidily / safely. • Before each classroom is occupied, checks are made to ensure the fire exit door is unlocked. • All staff members to have regular fire awareness training sessions. • Staff members to be given training / instruction in the safe use of any access equipment provided. Working / • Poor flooring • All persons • Regular inspections of the teaching in surface / within the working area are made and classroom slippery classroom. any defects are recorded / areas flooring reported. (cont….) surface. Slipping / tripping • Governors / management / falls causing termly inspections should cuts and bruises take into account condition through to broken of the flooring. bones. • Any spillages etc are cleaned up immediately and the area is identified as hazardous, e.g. by use of ‘Wet Floor’ cone), until the flooring is safe to walk on again. • Any rips in the carpets /
  • 4. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: broken tiles etc are identified by the use of hazard tape until such time as they can be repaired or replaced. • When the condition of the flooring becomes a hazard and cannot be repaired by school staff, then it is cordoned off and the defect reported through the school system. Working / • Manual • Teaching and • All staff members who are • teaching in handling non-teaching expected to carry out classroom activities. staff. handling tasks on a regular areas Pulled muscles / basis have received training (cont….) aches and pains in the safe methods of doing through to serious so. back injuries and • Regular refresher training in broken bones. safe handling techniques for those who regularly handle / manoeuvre objects or persons. • Equipment that needs to be moved regularly, e.g. TV and video, are mounted on a trolley with wheels. • Handling devices are available at the school to assist the task, e.g. sack truck.
  • 5. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: • Individual manual handling risk assessments are carried out for tasks where there is the potential for injury. Working / • Heating, • Teacher / • The lighting in the • teaching in lighting, and teaching classroom is adequate for classroom ventilation of a assistant / the work being carried out. areas poor standard. pupils • Task lighting, e.g. table (cont….) lamp are available for close Uncomfortable / intricate work. conditions • Any bulbs / tubes which no through to longer work are reported headaches and and the Caretaker / other eyestrain. competent person will replace them. • Windows can be opened to allow a flow of fresh air around the classroom. • Heaters / radiators are in each classroom. • Temperatures in the classroom meet Regulation 20 of School Premises Regulations, and reflect the nature of the class work / pupils. • Heating levels are monitored / measured if complaints made by staff. • Exposed pipe work /
  • 6. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: radiators are covered (or do not exceed 43°C where pupils are likely to be). Working / • Defective / • Teacher / non- • Furniture is purchased • teaching in sub standard teaching staff / through LA who provide classroom furniture. pupils. advice on and specify the areas relevant standards, e.g. (cont….) Cuts, bruises British Standard / European through to broken Standard etc. bones. • Equipment that is purchased directly by the school / received from other sources is referred back to the LA for advice on specifications standards and suitability. • The user (before each use) visually inspects all furniture. Any defects are reported / recorded and the item of furniture is taken out of use until such time as it can be repaired by a competent person. • The furniture is only used for the purpose for which it was intended, e.g. chairs are sat on and not used as ‘steps’ or ‘stools’. • Pupils are supervised and staff members are informed of the correct use of the
  • 7. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: furniture. Disciplinary action to be taken against persons who wilfully misuse the furniture. Working / Use of simple All persons in the Competent, appropriate teaching in equipment (e.g. classroom. supervision at all times. classroom scissors, glue Briefing of pupils. areas etc.) and Senior / minor Eye protection available if (cont….) resources in injuries, cuts, risk of injury identified. Psychology burns, eye injury. Any resources brought into experiments. classroom environment for use meet relevant safety standards e.g. British Kite Mark or British Standards. Suitable equipment provided and maintained. Safety rules developed and enforced throughout the school. Discipline procedure in place. Defective equipment taken out of use defect procedure followed. Review activities after lesson, adapt risk assessment if necessary. Putting up Teacher / Suitable access equipment Staff training displays Teaching is provided and used by the Assistants teacher when putting up / Detailed risk
  • 8. Risk What further action / Date to Activity/ What are the What Risks do Risk What existing control measures Level control measures are complete Process/ Hazards to Health they pose and to Level are in place to reduce the risk? Achieved still required to further Operation and Safety whom? H/M/L H/M/L reduce the risk action: taking down displays at assessments for Falls from height height. tasks above 3 step causing bumps to See additional risk ladder height. fractures & assessment for information serious injury on putting up displays. Names of Persons involved in the Activity/Process/Operation Signature ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………...... Name of Assessor …………………………………. Signature …………………………………………………………….
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