Potential Hazards And Risks Of A Hazard

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The case study presented gives view to potential hazards and risks that may occur whilst lone working. Hazards and risks are complimentary to each other. A hazard can be regarded as something that can cause definite harm in an unsafe environment – ‘A Hazard is a potential source of harm or adverse effect on a person or persons’ - (Holmes, 2010). A risk, similar to the effect of a hazard, however focus’ more on the probability or chance that the hazard may actually take effect or cause harm. ‘Risk is the likelihood that a person may be harmed or suffers adverse health effects if exposed to a hazard.’ – (Holmes, 2010). In addition to identifying the potential risks and hazards, it is important to understand that a lifestyle or activity can place individuals at increased risk, also known as ‘Risk Behaviour’. In this essay I will be identifying and analysing the various hazards and exploring the positive and negative risk taking. St James University Mental Health Step Down Rehabilitation Hospital, being a newly built institution should undergo relevant and necessary provisions, such as a full building risk assessment, to ensure maximum security to minimise possible hazards within the workplace. Regulation 3 (1-2) of the ‘Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 states every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:- (a) “The risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and (b) “the risks to
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