Work Equipment Risk Assessments
EVERY EMPLOYER HAS A STATUTORY DUTY TO ENSURE THAT "WORK EQUIPMENT" IS SAFE TO USE
Work equipment covers a multitude of tasks that employees are asked to perform, this can range from simple hand tools to automated machinery and some quite complex, multi-part apparatus used every day in workplaces, factories, offices, shops, hospitals, construction sites, and farms etc.
Breaking the work equipment down into a brief summary of duties placed upon and employer shows a requirement to;
•Ensure that equipment is suitable for its intended use;
•Consider the working environment when choosing equipment;
•Maintain equipment in good order;
•Train and inform staff in the use of work equipment, including such procedures as daily checks and defect reporting;
•Only allow trained personnel to use work equipment;
•Ensure equipment is provided with effective safeguards such as protective devices, markings and warnings.
Work equipment risk assessments should guide the risk assessor through the work equipment risk assessment ensuring the risk assessment is undertaken in a plan and systematic way.
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Risk Rating: TIRA uses typical occupational health and safety quantitative assessment ratings as shown in the following guidelines.
Likelihood Severity (consequences)
5. Almost Certain
2. Possible (under unfortunate circumstances)
4. Major Injury, resulting in disability
3. Injury Requires, Doctor’s or Hospital attendance
2. Minor Injury, 1st Aid required
1. Minor Injury, 1st Aid not required
TIRA's task inventory risk assessment guides the risk assessor through the task inventory risk assessment ensuring the task inventory is produced in an efficient and systematic way.
Additional Risk Assessment in our TIRA software;
1.Task Inventory Risk Assessments
2.Tasked Based Risk Assessments
3.Work Equipment Risk Assessments
4.Manual Handling Risk Assessments
5.Workplace Risk Assessments
6.Hazardous Substances Risk Assessments
7.Fire Precautions Risk Assessments
8.First Aid Risk Assessments
9.Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Risk Assessments
10.Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Assessments
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