Risk Assessment and Risk Management

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Risk assessment and risk management
Introduction
There are many hazards associated in an industrial workplace. With new technologies, new machinery and constant updates with regulations it is more important now than ever before to produce efficient risk assessments. Good risk assessments reduce hazards and fatalities in dangerous areas in the workplace. A good risk assessment will make workers feel safer and therefore happier and promotes a good business structure within the company. A good risk assessment will help prevent legal action against the company therefore saving the company money.
Identifying Hazards
When looking at a general workshop there are several hazards that could potentially cause an accident. In this section, I will
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Accidents with tools
The engineers have to use tools to carry out maintenance work, tools include small pocket knives, screwdrivers, drills, ratchet sets etc. There is the need of tools to do maintenance so the likelihood of incidents and accidents is very likely (Frequency: 4), severity is not as bad as there are a lack of dangerous saws and other dangerous tools etc. Cuts from electrical/ metallic equipment are also likely as well but shouldn’t be too severe (Severity: 3).
Trip/Slip Hazards
Trip hazards come from misplaced boxes, pallets and other items that have been misplaced. Slip hazards can come from a leaky roof or spilled drink, these incidences can often occur (Frequency: 3) but they usually don’t do too much damage but on rarity can be fatal (Severity: 2).
Oxidising Hazards
There are no real chemicals within the workplace that can cause oxidising problems or need constant ventilation, therefore any oxidising accidents should be extremely rare (frequency: 1) but if they was a miraculous incident, it could cause an explosion (Severity: 5).
Environment Hazards
There is waste in the workshop that can be harmful to the environment, such as disposing old batteries that have Ni-Cad Acid which can harm the environment /animals. Waste and rubbish is of a high quantity and should be exposed of properly using the correct authorities. The amount of rubbish thrown out of the
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