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Stockroom operations
Risk assessment - stockroom operationsBadly organised stockrooms can easily become a fire trap and increase the risk of slipping and tripping. Use our template risk assessment to manage these issues.Control measuresTo ensure all significant risks and necessary control measures are identified, a risk... Read more
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Type: RA
Display screen equipment - workstation assessment
Display screen equipment (DSE) - workstation assessmentWhenever a new employee starts working with you or there are significant changes to the working environment, you should undertake a workstation assessment. You should also do this if an employee reports health problems they think are related to using... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Use of stepladders
Risk assessment - use of stepladdersStepladder accidents may involve falling from height, resulting in serious injuries and even death.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with stepladders and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Use of... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Use of ladders
Risk assessment - use of ladders Using ladders in the workplace can be dangerous. Accidents may involve falling from height, resulting in serious injuries and even death. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with ladders and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
COSHH/DSEAR assessment record
If you use hazardous or dangerous substances, or create them as by-products of your processes, then you need to undertake a specific type of risk assessment. Our record has been created for that purpose.How to use the formBefore starting ensure that you have sufficient experience and/or training to complete... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working in loading and unloading areas
Working in loading and unloading areas may present risks to staff and others. So use our document to help you identify the hazards and appropriate control measures.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with work in such areas and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - concrete
If employees work with concrete you will need to assess the risks and decide how it can be done safely. Use our example COSHH/ DSEAR assessment to do this.Careful selectionThe handling of concrete involves risks to health at all stages including when mixing dry ingredients, working with wet concrete... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Risk assessment training record
It's vital that your staff are trained on your risk assessments and know what's expected of them. You can record this process on our document.What's covered?An employer's legal duty regarding risk assessments doesn't stop at completing the process. You must also make staff aware of the findings. You... Read more
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Type: Form
Machinery maintenance
Maintaining machinery can be a hazardous activity. For example, contact could be made from moving parts as safety guards may have been removed. Left unmanaged, this could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. To ensure this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
HACCP
Risk assessment - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)If you serve food that's not fit for consumption, the results could be disastrous. Being suspected of food poisoning is hardly the best advertisement! However, doing so is easily avoidable.Managing food risksTo enable you to ensure that... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Use and storage of petrol
Petrol is a highly flammable substance and as such should be handled, used and stored with great care.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Use and Storage of Petrol. It covers the generic hazards associated... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fireworks
Risk assessment - fireworks Luckily, the fun police haven't completely ruled out the possibility of hosting a firework party for your staff. But if you want to hold one, how do you control the risks? Our template risk assessment will help.PreparationClearly there's a potential danger in letting off fireworks,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
School sports
Risk assessment - school sportsIt's vital that school sports are organised so that the likelihood of injury to staff and pupils is minimised. Failing to do so could potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with school sports, e.g.... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of site table saws
Risk assessment - Safe use of site table sawsPortable table saws are versatile machines which are used in many different types of business. If you have one, use our risk assessment to ensure it's operated safely.Assessing the riskPortable table saws carry all the risks of any bench-top circular saw,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Risk assessment audit
 Many businesses get caught out because they complete risk assessments but fail to keep them up to date. To avoid following suit, you should complete annual audits to ensure that your paperwork reflects what's happening on the shop floor. What's covered?After an accident or during an enforcement inspection... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Working in LPG storage areas
Anyone working in LPG storage areas must be extremely careful in how canisters are handled and ensure that they are kept away from naked flames. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with working in this environment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe management of grey fleet drivers
Grey fleet drivers use their own vehicles on company business. It is important that businesses manage such operations to the same standards as those for drivers of company-owned vehicles. Failure to do so may lead to road traffic accidents resulting in serious injuries or loss of life.Managing the risksTo... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
General building maintenance above ground level
Carrying out general building maintenance above ground level can present risks to staff, which left unmanaged could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with general building maintenance above ground level and... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Legionella
Risk assessment - legionellaIf you have a relatively simple water system, rather than relying on an expert to complete a legionella risk assessment, use our document to carry this out for yourself.Legal dutyEmploying a specialist to complete a risk assessment which identifies whether the conditions are... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Homeworkers - general
Employees who regularly work from home should be treated the same way as other employees. Their work activities will need to be assessed and any hazards highlighted addressed so that the level of risk is reduced as much as possible. Failure to do so may lead to homeworkers being injured or suffering... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Storage and handling of flammable liquids
Risk assessment - storage and handling of flammable liquidsStorage and handling of flammable liquids can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the storage... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working out of hours
Working outside of the normal working hours may present risks to staff, which left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with such activities and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use... Read more
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Office manual handling
Risk assessment - office manual handlingMoving boxes of paper, water bottle refills and other small loads is an everyday task in most offices. Our ready-made risk assessment outlines some sensible precautions to avoid injuries. Manual handling assessment Although employers have a duty to carry out risk... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Loading goods into cars
Loading the boot of a car or other vehicle is a task regularly carried out but seldom thought through - even though there are potential manual handling risks associated with it. Loading upWhether it is the "on the road" office, e.g. laptop, multi-media projector, files etc. or that small delivery of... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Unblocking drains and pipes
Unblocking drains and pipes can be a hazardous activity for those carrying out such work. These risks will exist whether you are unblocking drains and pipes by hand rodding, using high-pressure water jetting or even pipework dismantling.If these risks are left unmanaged, they could cause accidents and... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Trees
Risk assessment - treesIf you have mature trees on your land, you must consider the hazards they introduce and manage the risk. To help you we've produced an example risk assessment. What's covered?Assessing your treesFortunately, trees don't often cause accidents, but rather than leave it to chance... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
External areas
Risk assessment - External areasIf you have external areas under your control, you will need to make sure that they're risk assessed. Our document will get you started.What's covered?We've identified some key considerations to take into account when risk assessing external areas. These are:pedestrian... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Clearing up after a flood
Risk assessment - clearing up after a floodFollowing a flood, the clean up exercise can be hazardous. With this in mind, we have prepared a risk assessment that identifies how to get your premises back in order safely. What to do?If your business has been affected by flood waters, health and safety is... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Floor and wall tiling
Risk assessment - floor and wall tilingIf your staff are involved in floor or wall tiling, then you'll need to assess the risks involved. To give you a head start why not use our template document?What's covered?Our example risk assessment covers the common hazards involved in floor and wall tiling.... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of angle grinders-cutters
Safe use of angle grinders/cutters Angle grinders/cutters etc. appear simple to use. However, used incorrectly and with the wrong type of cutting or grinding disc and accidents may result.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of angle grinders/cutters and the appropriate... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - metalworking fluids
To comply with your legal duties as defined in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (as amended) 2002 (COSHH), if you use hazardous substances in your workplace, you must complete a risk assessment to identify how it should be used and stored safely. The assessmentAlthough metalworking... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Liquid spillages
There are hazards and risks present when dealing with liquid spillages which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Liquid... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Transporting small quantities of chemicals, paint and solvents
Transporting small quantities of chemicals, paints and solventsMany chemicals, paints and solvents could be hazardous if they come into contact with each other or are spilled during transportation. Failure to manage the risks associated with their transportation may lead to staff being injured or suffering... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe tree felling
The risks associated with the use of chainsaws and felling trees are significant. Failure to manage them is likely to result in a serious, even fatal, accident and could well lead to enforcement action being taken.To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment prior to using... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working from a fixed scaffold
Risk assessment - working from a fixed scaffoldWork carried out from a fixed scaffold can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with work from a fixed scaffold,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Manual handling - team lifting
When using more than one person to assist with the manual handling of loads it could, if carried out incorrectly, lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with carrying out the movement of loads using teams of two or more people... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Lone working
  People who work on their own should be at no more risk than other employees.Being safe whilst on your ownLone working brings its own specific risks, which could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Using a leaf blower
Risk assessment - using a leaf blowerUsing a leaf blower can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with leaf blowing activities, e.g. the incorrect use of machinery,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Welding
If welding equipment is used incorrectly, then this could lead to incidents involving fire, resulting in burns and other serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using welding equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Using a non-integrated platform on a fork lift truck
Risk assessment - using a non-integrated working platform on a fork lift truckUsing a non-integrated working platform on a fork lift truck can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Driving at work
It's been widely reported that driving vehicles whilst at work is more dangerous than actually being in a workplace. So use our document to highlight the risks and also what you can do to manage them.On the roadYou should assess the risks of driving and implement suitable control measures, so that risks... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Drinking water dispenser
Risk assessment - drinking water dispenserIf you have a water cooler that's fed with a large plastic container, then you'll need to make sure that the risks are assessed and controlled.The risksThe biggest risk associated with water cooler systems is the manual handling involved. Anyone who's struggled... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Insulating lofts with MMMF
Risk assessment - insulating lofts with MMMFInsulating lofts with man made mineral fibre (MMMF) can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with working with... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working in roof spaces
Working in roof spaces presents particular risks to staff as it combines working at height with the restrictions of a confined area. Particular care should be taken when carrying out hot work in these spaces.Risk of fallIf these risks are left unmanaged it may cause an accident and potentially put you... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of narrow band saws
Risk assessment - safe use of narrow band sawsUsing narrow band saws to cut wood can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of narrow band saws,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Workshop machinery operations
Risk assessment - workshop machinery operationsThere are many hazards associated with workshop machinery operations that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of pillar and bench mounted drills
If pillar or bench mounted drilling machines are used incorrectly, this could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using pillar or bench mounted drilling machines and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
General operations
Risk assessment - general operationsIf part or all of your business is office based, you can fulfil many of your risk assessment obligations with a single document. Use our risk assessment - general operations to get started.Why you should use this assessmentHealth and safety in low-risk environments... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Managing slips trips and falls in an office environment
Managing slips, trips and falls in an office environmentSlips, trips and falls can present a major hazard in an office environment. If the risks are not managed properly, this could lead to accidents resulting in personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Control of third party drivers on company premises
Failure to control the actions of third party drivers, whether they are delivery drivers, contractors or visitors to your premises, may lead to accidents resulting in personal injury as well as vehicle or property damage.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the control... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Vehicle movements
Risks associated with vehicle movements on your premises could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. So use our document to help you identify what's dangerous and also what you can do to minimise the risks.Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards and appropriate... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Slips, trips and falls in kitchens
Slips, trips and falls in kitchen areas may present risks to staff, which left unmanaged could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with kitchen work that cause slips, trips and falls and the appropriate ways... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Changing electric lamps
There are enough risks associated with the changing of electric lamps to make the task dangerous. Failure to ensure that these risks are reduced to an acceptable level may result in accidents, which could put you on the wrong side of the law. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Plumbing and heating
If your staff are carrying out basic plumbing and heating work, use this sample risk assessment to identify and manage the significant risks associated with the tasks involved.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - bleach
If you use or store bleach in the workplace, you will need to carry out a COSHH/DSEAR risk assessment. Our example document will give you a head start.Why you need our documentBleach is classified as a hazardous substance as it's an irritant to the eyes and skin. Because of this you need to carry out... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Manual handling
  Manual handling occurs in most aspects of work. Carried out using the wrong techniques or attempting to move items beyond the capacity of the employee will almost certainly lead to accidents. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Call centres
Work undertaken in call centres may present risks to staff, which left unmanaged could cause accidents or result in ill-health and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. So use our document to identify the hazards and some appropriate control measures. Managing the risksTo help you identify... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Swimming pools - general
Swimming pools are accessed by members of the public. Therefore, if the risks are not managed properly, it could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries and drowning.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with swimming pool management and the appropriate ways of... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working in manholes
Manholes may contain anything from asphyxiating gases to contaminated water. Use our risk assessment document to help avoid accidents, injuries and ill-health.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with work in manholes and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of garden equipment
Failure to observe the correct operating procedures when using garden equipment may lead to accidents resulting in serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the operation of garden equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Using cartridge-operated tools
Risk assessment - using cartridge-operated toolsUsing cartridge-operated tools can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when using cartridge-operated tools,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Slinging of loads
Risk assessment - slinging of loadsThe slinging of loads to be lifted by cranes can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo ensure this doesn't happen, complete a risk assessment for the slinging of... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Retail
Risk assessment - retailWorking in retail premises can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with retail activities, e.g. slips and trips, manual handling issues... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Window cleaning
Risk assessment - window cleaningAlthough window cleaning is a pretty straightforward task, there are considerable health and safety risks that need to be managed. Our risk assessment sets out what you need to do. Getting it wrongGone are the days when all window cleaners could be found perching precariously... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Violence against staff
Violence towards employees is a growing problem in the workplace and you have a duty to safeguard their personal safety in this regard.Violence at workThere are particular risks and hazards arising from violence to employees both from other members of staff or the public which, if left unmanaged, could... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
General maintenance and gardening
Risk assessment - general maintenance and gardeningIf you're looking to tidy up your premises and to keep the garden areas in check, use our risk assessment to cover these works.Tackling the job in-houseAlthough many businesses use contractors to complete gardening and basic maintenance works, doing... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Classroom
Risk assessment - classroomIt's vital that classrooms are set up and maintained to a standard that minimises the likelihood of injury to staff and pupils. Failing to do so could potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with classrooms,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Young persons working in an engineering environment
Under health and safety law a "young person" is defined as anyone under 18 years. Employers are duty-bound to make a specific risk assessment for under 18s that takes particular account of their inexperience, lack of awareness of risks and immaturity. If work tasks for young persons are not managed correctly,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of ride-on mowers
Risk assessment - safe use of ride-on mowersThere are many benefits associated with the use of ride-on mowers. However, the equipment does introduce risks. Use our template document to conduct a risk assessment.Risks and benefitsWith a ride-on mower large areas can be covered quickly, it's less of a... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of metal cutting guillotines
Risk assessment - safe use of metal cutting guillotinesThe use of metal cutting guillotines can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of giullotines... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Occupational stress
The HSE defines stress as "the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them". So to ensure this doesn't happen you need to identify what could cause this, and then take steps to minimise the risks.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Charging fork lift truck batteries
Risk assessment - charging fork lift truck batteriesCharging fork lift truck batteries can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with battery charging activities,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Spray painting emulsion
Risk assessment - spray painting emulsionIt's becoming common practice to spray on emulsion paints rather than using a roller. Use our template risk assessment to take the hazards of this method of work into account.Why and how to use itPainting using a spray gun introduces hazards which are not present... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Mobile tower scaffolds
If tower scaffolds are incorrectly assembled, then this can lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using tower scaffolds and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our sample Risk Assessment - Mobile Tower Scaffolds.... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Ground clearance
Risk assessment - ground clearanceGround clearance activities can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo ensure this doesn't happen, complete a risk assessment for ground clearance activities which... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Cleaning retail premises
Risk assessment - cleaning retail premisesCleaning retail premises can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with cleaning activities, e.g. the safe use of... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Manual handling of dead bodies
Risk assessment - manual handling of dead bodiesThere are many hazards associated with the manual handling of dead bodies that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Work with lubricants and waste oils
Risk assessment - work with lubricants and waste oilsWork involving lubricants and waste oils can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with using with lubricants... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of basic cleaning materials
The misuse of basic cleaning materials can prove harmful, leading to skin conditions as well as other forms of ill-health. Where such materials have warning labels on their packaging, they will require a full assessment under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Use of a screener
Risk assessment - use of a screenerThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a screener that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safety when handling cash
Risk assessment - safety when handling cashHandling cash can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with cash handling activities, e.g. prevention of theft,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Site-specific risks
When you arrive at an unfamiliar site, you'll often be faced with unexpected hazards that won't be covered on your generic site risk assessment. If left unmanaged, these could cause accidents leading to serious personal injuries.What to do?Although the tasks your staff complete are likely to be very... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working in laboratories
Working in laboratories carries specific risks, usually involving hazardous chemicals. Make use of our risk assessment document to help keep you on the straight and narrow.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with such work and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Outdoor event safety plan and risk assessment
If you're planning an outdoor event, then you should produce a safety plan and risk assessment. Our template will get you started.Setting it all outYou could be asked for a safety plan and risk assessment by various individuals or bodies, from directors and managers in your own organisation to the police,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe use of chainsaws
Failure to ensure that the risks associated with chainsaw use are reduced to an acceptable level, may lead to an accident, which invariably will put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with chainsaw use and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Drilling holes into textured coatings
Textured coatings are usually found as a type of decorative finish to walls and ceilings. Failure to take the proper precautions when drilling into them could lead to dust, which may contain asbestos, being inhaled by staff and others. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Working in loading and unloading bays
Work in loading and unloading bays could, if carried out incorrectly, lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with work in loading and unloading bays and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Serving and preparing hot food
Risk assessment - serving and preparing hot foodThere are many hazards associated with the preparation of hot food that can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Small conferences and seminars
Risk assessment - small conferences and seminarsWhether you're organising a conference or seminar for staff or for external delegates, you need to assess and control the risks. Our sample risk assessment will give you a head start.When to use it This risk assessment has been designed to cover the most... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Attendance at external events
Many companies arrange external events for their employees for a number of different reasons - to enhance training skills, encourage "team building" or as a means of collective reward etc. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with external events and appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Construction sites - access for visitors
Construction sites (access for visitors) Construction sites can be dangerous so all visitors should receive induction training and wear the appropriate PPE. Use our document to make life easier. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with site access and the appropriate ways of... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Bar work
Risk assessment - bar work Although pulling pints isn't the most dangerous activity in the world, there are risks associated with the work that should be identified and managed accordingly. Our risk assessment identifies what to look out for and what to do.What's covered?To the untrained eye, working... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safety for delivery drivers of vehicles up to 1,500kg
(1.5 tonnes)  Drivers of delivery vehicles can be subjected to various hazards in the course of their work which, unless controlled, could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with delivery driving and the appropriate... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Changing wheels on vehicles
Changing a wheel on a vehicle can present risks to drivers which, left unmanaged, can cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with changing wheels on vehicles and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Safe removal and disposal of small amounts of asbestos-containing materials
If asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are removed and handled incorrectly, this could lead to serious risks to health and possible prosecution.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the removal and disposal of ACMs and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Serving and preparing deli food and drink
Risk assessment - serving and preparing deli food and drinkIf your staff prepare and serve deli food and drink, you need to identify basic systems of work to keep them safe. Our sample risk assessment identifies the hazards and how to manage them.Safe systems of workMaking hot drinks and sandwiches aren't... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Light duties
Risk assessment - light dutiesIf staff have suffered an injury or illness, they may be able to return to work on light duties. Use our risk assessment to bring them back to work safely.Fit for light dutiesIf a member of staff is ill, or has been injured - either in the workplace or in their private life... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Painting and decorating
Painting and decorating is not hazard-free. Care needs to be taken to prevent an accident connected with working at height from a ladder or work platform. Plus there are the added dangers of using flammable materials in the workplace.These hazards could present risks to staff and others which, left unmanaged,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Holes in floors and excavations
Working adjacent to holes in floors or excavations could present risks to staff and others which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents resulting in serious personal injury.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with this type of activity and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Warehouse operations
There are significant risks associated with working in a warehouse environment which, left unmanaged, could put those who work or visit the area at risk. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated with warehouse operations and some appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Replacing a pitched tiled roof
Risk assessment - replacing a pitched tiled roofWhen you're planning a roof replacement job, one of the main hazards to consider is work at height but it's not the only one. Use our risk assessment to identify the risk control measures you need to employ.Using the documentOur Risk Assessment - Replacing... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Risk assessment - guidance
Completing a risk assessment on a task, a chemical or location can be a daunting prospect. To make things simpler, use our guidance document that identifies which document to use and helps you through the process. Important jobIf you read almost any piece of health and safety legislation, it won't take... Read more
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Using, collecting and disposing of sharps
Risk assessment - using, collecting and disposing of sharpsHandling and disposing of sharps can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with sharps, e.g. safe... Read more
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Working in cold storage areas
Risk assessment - working in cold storage areasWorking in cold storage areas can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when working in cold storage areas, e.g.... Read more
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Safe use of pneumatic tools
Risk assessment - safe use of pneumatic toolsUsing pneumatic tools can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of pneumatic tools, e.g. the incorrect... Read more
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General office duties - staff under 18
Risk assessment - general office duties - staff under 18The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require that young people are protected at work. Our sample risk assessment spells out how to do this in an office environment.ArrangementsIf you employ staff who are under 18, you should... Read more
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Visiting customer sites
All sites have their particular hazards which you should be aware of before the visit takes place. Make use of our document to ensure the risks are minimised.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with visiting customer sites and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use... Read more
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Winter driving
There are many risks associated with driving - even in the best weather conditions. However, the risks are even greater during the winter. To ensure these risks are kept to a minimum make full use of our document. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated with driving in the winter... Read more
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Fork lift truck operations
The use of fork lift trucks can present risks in the workplace to both drivers and pedestrians alike which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Access to vehicles whilst loading/unloading
Work that involves the loading or unloading of vehicles could cause fall injuries if the incorrect method of access or egress is used. To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment which identifies all "significant" hazards and appropriate "reasonable" ways of reducing such... Read more
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Changing electric light fittings
Changing an electric light fitting must be done with care. There are several possible risks involved, including cuts from broken glass, burns from incorrect handling, plus the associated dangers of working at height and the possibility of finding asbestos.Assess the risksIf these risks are left unmanaged,... Read more
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Use of a mobile jaw crusher
Risk assessment - use of a mobile jaw crusherThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a mobile jaw crusher that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards... Read more
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Work near water
Risk assessment - work near waterIf your staff work near water, then you'll need to complete a risk assessment to make sure that they and others in the area are kept safe. Ours will help you to get started.What's covered?This risk assessment sets out various hazards associated with working near water.... Read more
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Using pedestrian-operated pallet trucks
Using pedestrian-operated pallet trucks may present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with using this type of equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Safe use of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment
If oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment is used incorrectly, this could lead to accidents and fires resulting in serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling... Read more
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Safe use of lathes
Using a lathe incorrectly can present risks to both the user and other people in the work area. This could lead to a serious accident resulting in significant personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with using a lathe and the appropriate ways of controlling them,... Read more
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Office storage
Storing items in offices, whether in cabinets, cupboards or on shelves in storage areas, can, if carried out incorrectly, lead to accidents involving personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with safe storage and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use... Read more
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Loading and unloading of vehicles
Risk assessment - loading and unloading of vehiclesThe loading and unloading of vehicles can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the loading and unloading... Read more
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Cleaning in kitchens
Although cleaning is traditionally a low-risk activity, in a kitchen environment there are a number of risks present that must be managed to prevent accidents. Cleaning safelyRisks left unmanaged could potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. To ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete... Read more
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Working on fragile roofs
If work on a fragile roof is not controlled it could easily lead to a fatality. So make use of our risk assessment document to help ensure your stay on the right side of the law.  Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with working on fragile roofs and the appropriate ways of... Read more
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General building maintenance
Risk assessment - general building maintenance General building maintenance activities can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo ensure this doesn't happen, complete a risk assessment for general building... Read more
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Use of a mobile excavator
Risk assessment - use of a mobile excavatorThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a mobile excavator that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Safety in plastering work
If plastering work is carried out incorrectly, then this could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries and ill-health.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with plastering work and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safety... Read more
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Safe handling of scaffolding equipment
If scaffolding equipment is handled incorrectly, then this could lead to accidents involving personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with handling scaffolding equipment and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safe Handling... Read more
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First aid requirements
Employers are legally obliged to provide first aid facilities in the workplace (Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981). A failure to do so will potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you, use our example Risk Assessment - First Aid Requirements document.... Read more
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Cleaning vehicles using a pressure washer
Risk assessment - cleaning vehicles using a pressure washerUsing a pressure washer to clean vehicles can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use... Read more
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Safe use of a single-end tenoning machine
Risk assessment - safe use of a single-end tenoning machineUsing a tenoning machine can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with tenoning machine activities,... Read more
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Using a vertical baling machine
Risk assessment - using a vertical baling machineUsing a vertical baling machine can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of a baling machine,... Read more
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General office duties
Although an office is traditionally a low-risk environment, a few hazards do exist. Use our document to identify and manage them.  Managing the risksAs such, we have followed its approach in our example Risk Assessment - General Office Duties document.  It covers the generic hazards found in an office... Read more
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Changing electric socket outlets
Changing an electric socket outlet needn't be dangerous; in fact, if managed properly, the residual risks are minimal. However, failure to ensure that risks are reduced to an acceptable level may result in an accident, and even loss of life. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Embalming
Risk assessment - embalmingThere are many hazards associated with the embalming process that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with embalming, e.g.... Read more
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COSHH/DSEAR assessment - petrol and diesel
If your staff are involved in handling petrol and diesel, they're potentially at risk from ill health effects and fire. Tailor our assessment to determine the precautions needed in your workplace.StandardThe handling of fuels involves both risks to health and from fire. Therefore, the risk assessment... Read more
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Use of a dumper
Risk assessment - use of a dumperThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a dumper that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use... Read more
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Working in domestic premises
Working in domestic premises may be more hazardous than you think. Use our risk assessment document to help ensure you've got everything covered.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with this type of activity and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk... Read more
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School trips
Risk assessment - school tripsIt's vital that school trips are organised so that the likelihood of injury to staff and pupils is minimised. Failing to do so could potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with school trips, e.g. unsafe... Read more
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Using a floor buffing machine
Risk assessment - using a floor buffing machineUsing a floor buffing machine can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with floor buffing activities, e.g. the... Read more
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Safe use of a hand-held masonry saw
Risk assessment - safe use of a hand-held masonry sawUsing a hand-held masonry saw can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when sawing masonry with a hand-held... Read more
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Safe use of roll cages
Risk assessment - safe use of roll cagesThe use of roll cages to move goods can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with roll cage activities, e.g. loading... Read more
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Replacing a CCTV camera
Risk assessment - replacing a CCTV cameraReplacing a CCTV camera can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with camera replacement activities,e.g. the working... Read more
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Use of bitumen boilers
Risk assessment - use of bitumen boilersThe use of bitumen boilers can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of bitumen boilers, e.g. fires, burns... Read more
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Office cleaning
Office cleaning is not usually considered to be hazardous and tends to be overlooked when carrying out the risk assessment process - but it shouldn't be. So use our document to identify what could be dangerous, and what you can do to minimise the risks. A clean officeCleaning is not without its risks,... Read more
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Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of accidents in the workplace. So use our document to identify the hazards and appropriate control measures.Workplace hazardTo prevent accidents of this type you should complete a risk assessment of your workplace, which identifies all "significant"... Read more
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Working from home - office based staff
Working from home (office-based staff)Carrying out office-based duties from home is becoming increasingly popular, but you still have a duty to ensure their safety.The home officeThe hazards are similar to those faced in an on-site office including manual handling and DSE issues (see our Risk Assessment... Read more
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Handling and storing chemical substances
Handling and storage of chemical substancesThe handling and storage of chemical substances may present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with handling and storage... Read more
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COSHH/DSEAR assessment - used motor and transmission oils
COSHH/DSEAR assessment - used motor and transmission oilIf your staff are involved in handling used engine oils etc., you'll need to make sure that skin contact is kept to a minimum. For sensible precautions apply our assessment.AssessmentEmployers are required to assess the risk of hazardous and dangerous... Read more
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Removing graffiti
Risk assessment - removing graffitiRemoving graffiti activities can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with graffiti removing activities, e.g. the use of... Read more
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Risk assessment - blank
Although carrying out risk assessments is a legal requirement, it can be confusing for those unaware of what's really required. To help you complete the process use our blank form.Risk managementUnder the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 all employers are required to carry out... Read more
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Working in confined spaces
Working in confined spaces can be extremely hazardous and may present particular risks to staff, including the potentially life-threatening build-up of toxic fumes and dusts.Residual riskIf these risks are left unmanaged, they could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.... Read more
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Warehouses - general access for visitors
Warehouses (general access for visitors)Warehouses can present risks to visitors who may be unaware of the dangers from work activities within this environment. So use our document to highlight what can happen and what can be done to minimise the risks.Unknown dangersLeft unmanaged, such risks may cause... Read more
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Safe use of hand tools
  Accidents caused by the incorrect use of hand tools are common in the workplace. Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Safe use of Hand Tools document.  It covers the generic hazards found with the use of most... Read more
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Using bench-mounted abrasive wheels
Risk assessment - using bench-mounted abrasive wheelsUsing bench-mounted abrasive wheels can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated when using abrasive wheels,e.g.... Read more
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Use of a telehandler
Risk assessment - use of a telehandlerTelehandlers are versatile machines used for moving loads, but if the driver is over-ambitious or inattentive, accidents can occur. Use our model risk assessment to ensure that yours is used safely.What's covered?The assessment identifies the following different... Read more
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Working at height
If carried out incorrectly or by using the wrong type of access equipment, working at height could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. Working at height safelyTo ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment for this activity which identifies... Read more
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Working from home - sewing and ironing
Working from home (sewing and ironing)Failure to ensure that the seemingly minor risks associated with sewing and ironing are reduced to an acceptable level may result in accidents. Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards associated with this type of homeworking and some appropriate ways... Read more
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Safe erection of post and board fencing
If the erection of post and board fencing is carried out incorrectly, it could lead to accidents resulting in serious personal injuries.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with the safe erection of post and board fencing and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our... Read more
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Unloading vehicles on a construction site
If the unloading of vehicles on a construction site is not carried out correctly, it could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries as well as goods/property damage.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the safe unloading of vehicles and the appropriate ways... Read more
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Use of a bulldozer
Risk assessment - use of a bulldozerThere are many hazards associated with the operation of a bulldozer that can present risks to staff. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Safety in bricklaying
Bricklaying involves inherent risks. Therefore, if this type of work is not carried out correctly, it can result in injuries and ill-health to staff. This applies whether it is bricks or blocks etc. being laid.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with bricklaying and the appropriate... Read more
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Working in plant and equipment rooms
Working in plant and equipment rooms presents risks to staff as they may contain heavy, noisy and dangerous machinery. So use our document to highlight the risks and some options to manage them.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with work in these areas and the appropriate... Read more
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Use of a scissor lift
Risk assessment - use of a scissor liftUsing a scissor lift can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with scissor lifts, e.g. overturning, falls from height,... Read more
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Safe use of electric drills
Portable electric drills are useful tools and, with care, they can be among the safest. But electric drills can be dangerous if not handled carefully.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the use of electric drills and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Safe use of pressure washers
If pressure washers are used incorrectly, then this could lead to accidents involving serious electric shock resulting in personal injuries or death.Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with using pressure washers and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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Workplace winter precautions
All employers are under a duty to keep their premises safe for the people that use them, whether their own staff or customers and visitors. The winter months can bring heavy rain, ice or snow that could, if not managed properly, result in hazardous conditions that may lead to trips, slips and falls.Managing... Read more
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Using evacuation chairs
Risk assessment - using evacuation chairsThe incorrect use of an evacuation chair can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the safe use of an evacuation... Read more
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Re-felting a flat roof
Risk assessment - re-felting a flat roofRe-felting a flat roof is a potentially dangerous activity. Our example risk assessment will ensure the work is done safely.When to use this documentOur Risk Assessment - Re-felting a Flat Roof is based on a comprehensive safety review of a typical flat roof job.... Read more
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Safe demolition of external walls
The demolition of brick, block or stone external walls - those walls which separate property and land - could, if carried out incorrectly lead to accidents resulting in personal injury to both staff and members of the public who may be in the vicinity. Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards... Read more
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Excavations on construction sites
Risk assessment - excavations on construction sitesExcavation activities can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with excavation activities, e.g. safe excavation... Read more
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Maintenance and repair of construction plant
Risk assessment - maintenance and repair of construction plantThe maintenance and repair of construction plant can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with... Read more
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Removal of lead-based paints from doors and windows
Risk assessment - removal of lead-based paints from doors and windowsRemoving lead-based paints from doors and windows can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated... Read more
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Land survey work
Carrying out land surveys can present risks to surveyors which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.   Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with land survey work and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example... Read more
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PV panel installation
Risk assessment - PV panel installation Installing solar panels on pitched roofs can present risks, which left unmanaged could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law. To ensure this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment  which identifies all "significant"... Read more
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Ground works - excavations
Ground works involving excavation present risks to staff and members of the public which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Safe diggingTo ensure that this doesn't happen, you should complete a risk assessment of the work to be carried out,... Read more
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Protecting the public from construction works
Risk assessment - protecting the public from construction worksConstruction has a reputation for being a dangerous industry, but it isn't just workers who get hurt. To ensure that you've addressed the risks to members of the public use our risk assessment.Cause for concernEvery year construction activities... Read more
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Laying paving slabs and kerbs
Laying paving slabs and kerbs may present risks to staff, especially through manual handling. Left unmanaged, these could cause accidents, injuries and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.  Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with laying slabs and kerbs and the... Read more
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Safe erection and dismantling of tubular scaffolding
Tubular scaffolding erected or dismantled incorrectly could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to assess all work at height - you can use our risk assessment as a basis when preparing a job-specific assessment for work with tubular... Read more
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Cutting holes in concrete and brickwork
Cutting holes in concrete and brickwork is a high-risk activity if not managed properly. Not only does the equipment used have the potential to cause injury, the dusts produced can cause ill-health.To reduce the likelihood of a problem, you should complete a risk assessment for cutting such holes which... Read more
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Drilling asbestos cement sheets
Risk assessment - drilling asbestos cement sheetsDrilling asbestos cement sheets can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and/or health risks and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with drilling... Read more
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Avoidance of buried services
When digging holes and trenches, whether on a construction site, the highway or a pavement, the chances are that you may come across buried utility services such as gas, water, communications or electricity.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the avoidance of buried services... Read more
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Cabling in underfloor voids
Risk assessment - cabling in underfloor voidsCabling in underfloor voids can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with cabling activities in underfloor voids,... Read more
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Cutting and preparing stone
Risk assessment - cutting and preparing stoneCutting and preparing stone is a high-risk activity if not managed properly. Not only does the equipment used have the potential to cause injury, the dusts produced can cause ill health.What to doTo reduce the likelihood of a problem, you should complete a... Read more
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Garages and workshops
Work undertaken in garages and workshops often involves working in a restricted area around inspection pits and on floor surfaces with the potential for oil and grease spillages. Oils and greasesThese and other risks to staff and others, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you... Read more
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Young persons on work experience
If you take young people, i.e. under 18s, on work experience placements, then you'll need to carry out a risk assessment. Ours will get you started.Why you need our documentThe Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to take particular care of young people and children... Read more
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Public safety
Risk assessment public safetyThose visiting or using your premises may seek reassurance that you have appropriate health and safety arrangements in place. Our risk assessment will help you to do this. Is it safe to come in?If you make your premises available to visitors, for example you provide meeting... Read more
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Pregnant staff
  There are specific risks and hazards present in the working environment that may affect women that are either pregnant or of childbearing age.Managing the risks To help you identify the hazards and appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Pregnant Staff document.  It... Read more
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Machinery (blank)
Risk assessment - machinery (blank)If your staff use potentially dangerous machinery, you must carry out risk assessments to identify the safety measures required. Our risk assessment - machinery (blank) makes a complex task simple.When to use this formUnder the Management of Health and Safety at Work... Read more
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Housekeeping and changing beds
Risk assessment - housekeeping and changing bedsHousekeeping and changing beds may present particular risks to staff, including dealing with potentially hazardous substances and manual handling. Residual riskIf these risks are left unmanaged, they could cause accidents and potentially put you on the... Read more
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Podium steps
Risk assessment - podium stepsPodium steps are rapidly taking the place of stepladders. Use our risk assessment to identify when and how to use them.On highSince the introduction of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, in many sectors stepladders and normal ladders have been replaced with alternatives,... Read more
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Noise
Risk assessment - noiseIf your workplace or activities are noisy, you must undertake a risk assessment. Fortunately, you can begin this process without the need for complicated noise measurements by using our assessment template. Why use it?High levels of noise can cause long-term hearing damage and... Read more
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Detailed assessment - pushing and pulling
If your staff complete tasks which may involve significant manual handling, notably pushing and pulling, you need to take a close look at the risks involved and identify ways of carrying them out safely.Detailed assessmentThe risks associated with tasks that require significant manual handling - including... Read more
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Detailed assessment - lifting and carrying
If your staff complete tasks which may involve significant manual handing, you need to take a close look at the risks involved and identify ways of completing them safely. Detailed assessmentThe risks associated with tasks that require significant manual handling are well known - especially when it involves... Read more
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Preliminary COSHH assessment
If you're a low to medium-risk business, you may find that a full COSHH assessment is unnecessary. In order to identify if this is the case, consider using our preliminary COSHH assessment form.Preliminary coshh assessmentIf you use many chemicals, or just wish to avoid unnecessary work, you may choose... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Risk assessment management checklist
Contrary to popular belief, the risk assessment process is not a one-off event. It's something that must be monitored and managed constantly. To ensure that you stay in control, use our Risk Assessment Management Checklist.A guide to the processKeeping on top of the risk assessment process can be a tricky... Read more
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Type: Checklist

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