Identify the hazard
CSIS User code
(for chemicals only)
Strategies to minimise the hazard
Assessment of risk (see table below)
What if something goes wrong?
Using a knife to cut the apple slices may result in cuts to the fingers.
Make sure you have an adult around and don’t use an extremely sharp knife
Tell an adult immediately and do not freak out or panic as you will be putting other people in danger.
Make sure that the knife has no blood on it and make sure that it is not in reach of younger children.
Lemon juice getting in your eyes
Be careful when squeezing juice and wear safety goggles
Tell an adult immediately and apply water to the sting
Make sure there is no left over lemon juice on the counter
Mandatory precautions: Covered shoes, safety glasses, hair exceeding shoulder length tied back.
This is my risk assessment from the end of last term that went along with the SRP proposal that is the previous blog.
Date: ……….… Student Signature: ……………………………………….
How do you assess the risk? For each hazard identified in Step 1, answer A then answer B. Then add A and B together to determine Risk and Action required
What is the potential impact or consequence of the hazard?
What is the likelihood of the event happening?
Add the numbers in columns A and B together
How to asses the risk
1 = MINOR
First Aid required with little or no lost time
1 = LOW
It could happen but only rarely
1 – 2 = LOW RISK
Proceed with caution
2 = MODERATE
Medical treatment required, some lost time
2 = MODERATE
It could occasionally happen
3 – 4 MODERATE
Consult with teacher
3 = SERIOUS
Medical treatment required, extended lost time
3 = HIGH
It could frequently happen
5 – 6 = HIGH
Reassess the need to perform practical/ consult with teacher