structure with responsibilities pdf. 3 – Risk assessments Working with the standards and Good practice is one of the three approaches along with if necessary. Source: Assessment – a brief guide to controlling risk in the workplace. Available at: http:// (accessed ).

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Risk assessment

What harm could be caused to pubnss, people employees and the public and the environ ment land, water, air, plants, animals. For high hazards, complex or pubne situations, HSE builds on good practice, using, for example, cost-benefit analysis, to inform judgement. The corroded pipe is shown in Fig. In all cases, there was a loss of life that was completely avoidable if the risk assessment had been completed properly and acted upon.

The resulting Robens Report [ 1 ] recommended ‘the unification within a single comprehensive framework of legisl ation of the main Statutes bearing on safety and health at work’ and ‘the establishment of a national Safety and Health Au thority’.

Risk Assessment in the UK Health and Safety System: Theory and Practice

Had engineering calculations been undertaken to determine the loading that various weather conditions would impose on the structure? Dreamspace, July2 Fatalities, 27 Injured Dreamspace was a large inflatable structure inside which members of the public could walk around to experience a dream-like world of light and sound. Open in a separate window. The Risk Graph of Fig. Find articles by Karen Russ.


Employ ers with five or more employees need to record the signifi cant findings of the risk assessment.

This was a multi-agency group to provide advice on public event safety. In the UK, company directors and managers can be found personally liable of negligence, or indeed manslaughter, if someone is injured or killed and HSE finds that there was no suitable and sufficient risk assessment covering the activities involved. This is shown in Fig.

Good Practice and Pitfalls pubbns Risk Assessment. The Nimrod Review Report [ 11 ] stated that the failure was one of ‘leadership, culture and priorities’. In this example it includes the severity u harm, the exposure to harm for example the amount of time per day an individual is exposed to the riskthe probability that the event will occur for the given exposure and the probability of avoiding harm should the hazardous event occur.

All three of the parties listed above had a responsibility to ensure the structure was safe but not one of them did so. How the risk is managed is to be ul by those who create the risk. Risk graph [ 10 ].

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The paper concludes with an analysis of the common failings of risk assessments and key actions for improvement. Dreamspace was a large inflatable structure inside which members of the public could walk around to experience a yov world of light and sound. These modifications made the aircraft unsafe, but this wasn’t identified.

HSL undertook a Review of Risk Assessment Practice in [ 12 ] and identified these and further common failings that are listed below:. Identify the Hazards associated with the plant equipmentpeople and processes. Indy163 for example a small manufacturing process where Team A take raw material and prepare it for initial fabrication by Team B.


Common Pitfalls of Risk Assessment and How to Improve The case studies illustrate some of the common failing in undertaking risk assessments. These are outlined in Fig. Team B, once they have completed initial fabrication pass to Team C for finishing. There was also a failure of the parties involved to communicate to one another about possible risks.

HSL undertook an investigation and determined that the cause of the explosion was due to an underground pipe carrying Liquid Petroleum Gas LPG which had corroded.

Support Center Support Center. This accident was completely avoidable. Published online Sep Carrying out a detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment without first considering whether any relevant good practice was applicable, or when relevant good practice exists.

Risk Assessment in the UK Health and Safety System: Theory and Practice

The legal responsibilities of employers[ 4 ]. Carrying out a risk assessment using inappropriate ‘good practice’ e. The Contract Company did not undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the stability of the structure and the likely hazard to pubna of the public should it become unstable.