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Coronavirus risk assessment
It's vital that you take reasonable steps to prevent staff from being exposed to coronavirus. Our risk assessment identifies the hazards and appropriate control measures to follow. PurposeOur Coronavirus Risk Assessment, in our standard health and safety risk assessment template, identifies activities... Read more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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