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Unit IG2: Risk assessment

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Declaration: By submitting this assessment (Parts 1 – 4) for marking I declare that it is entirely my work.  I understand that falsely claiming that the work is my own is malpractice and can lead to NEBOSH imposing severe penalties (see the NEBOSH Malpractice Policy for further information).

 

Important note: You must refer to the document ‘Unit IG2: risk assessment – Guidance and information for learners and Learning Partners’ while completing all parts of this assessment.  Your Learning Partner should provide you with a copy, but it can also be downloaded from the relevant resources section for this qualification on the NEBOSH website.

 

Part 1: Background

 

This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

 

You should aim to complete this section in 150 – 200 words.

Topic Comments
Name of organisation* Type the name of the parent company you selected for the inspection

(eg: Abdullah Construction Company, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman)

Site location* Type the name of the project belonging to the parent company which you selected for inspection as they may have many projects (eg:  Hospital construction project at Seeb, Oman)
Number of workers Mention how many workers were present during risk assessment time at your selected site. (eg:- 48 people belonging to different trades, roles)
General description of the organisation Mention what is the parent company doing and include details such as: –

Do they have an ISO certification? Which all parts of the country/state do they have projects? What kind of equipment do they use for their activities? Are employees working in shifts or only day duties?

Description of the area to be included in the risk assessment Mention what all activities were going on at the time of risk assessment and where these activities were executed (area). eg:- welding work in progress at welding booth.( It will be better if you mention that you covered the entire site for the inspection)
Any other relevant information Mention How many people (with designation) are managing the OHS requirements at the site you selected for risk assessment. Eg:- one safety manager and one safety officer

* If you’re worried about confidentiality, you can invent a false name and location for your organisation but, all other information provided must be factual.

 

You should aim to complete this section in 100 – 200 words.

Note: this section can be completed after you have completed your risk assessment.

Outline how the risk assessment was carried out this should include:

·      sources of information consulted;

·      who you spoke to; and

·      how you identified:

–       the hazards;

–       what is already being done; and

–       any additional controls/actions that may be required.

Mention how you prepared yourself for the risk assessment.

( eg: I visited the ILO website and thoroughly went through it, from that I got a clear idea about ILO guidelines that need to be implemented on a construction site)

Then mention How you identified the Hazards/ risk and the existing controls

(For eg: I had a safety walk through the site and saw all ongoing activities which constitute hazards which can generate the risk along with the existing controls. Thereafter I had a safety meeting with the line managers, supervisors and worker representatives for checking their understanding of the OHS requirements in the construction sector. Thereafter I verified their records such as (mention the name of records related with 4 P-).

 

This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

Part 2: Risk Assessment

This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

Organisation name: Same as Part 1 Box 1

Date of assessment:  Check with the institute to know the date of submission

Scope of risk assessment:     To Identify the OHS risk present at (mention the name of the site you inspected- Same as Part 1 Box 1 slot no:2)

 

 

Hazard category and hazard Who might be harmed and how? What are you already doing? What further controls/actions are required? Timescales for further actions to be completed

(within …)

Responsible person’s job title
1. Electrical Hazard

 

 

 

Observed a plumber using an electric drill to make a hole in the wall of the washroom and the drill is having damaged insulation on the wire.

Plumber

Other workers nearby

Supervisor

Helper

Housekeeper

Visitors, Inspectors

 

 

They may receive an electric shock, there can be a spark leading to fire/Burn. There can be secondary effects like falling down etc. All of these can lead to injury or death.

All were using insulated PPEs like safety shoes, gloves, etc.

 

Housekeeping was carried out. No conducting, flammable materials were found.

 

Job rotation given

 

The user manual of the electrical drill is available.

 

Earthing provided

Put warning signage in the electrical work area to prevent unauthorized entry.

 

The supervisor needs to be present at the site while electrical work is carried out.

 

Training to non-electrical staff on electrical safety.

 

Introduce Pre- Use check so that defects can be detected before starting the work

 

 

Carry out Formal Visual Inspection

 

Barricade the work area to prevent unauthorized entry to the work site.

 

Provide Battery Powered Electric Drill

 

 

1 hour

 

 

1 day

 

 

1 week

 

 

1 day

 

 

 

1 week

 

1 hour

 

 

1 month

Site Supervisor

 

 

Project manager/ HR manager

 

OHS manager/ HR Manager

 

Electrical Supervisor

 

 

Electrical Engineer

 

Site Supervisor

 

 

Purchase manager/ Finance manager

2. This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

       
3. Manual Handling

 

Observed Helper carrying 50 Kg Cement bag on their back from ground floor to the second floor of the construction site.

The helper who carries the cement bag.

 

 

 

He/she may develop MSD such as Slip Disc, WRULD, Hernias, Knee & Ankle Injury.

No control measures were found. Provide Helmet, Safety Shoes, Gloves, masks etc.

 

 

Provide Job rotation, Job change, and rest breaks at regular intervals with Duty Roster.

 

Carry out Health Surveillance at the earliest.

 

 

Conduct Training on Safe Lifting technique

 

 

Increase the number of Helpers to carry cement bags, Open the cement bags on the ground floor, and transfer it to 5 Kg Carriers for manually carrying them to the upper floors.

 

Install Lift & Hoist system to transfer cement bags from ground floor to upper floors.

 

 

 

1 hour

 

 

 

1 day

 

 

 

1 month

 

 

 

1 week

 

 

 

1 day

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week

OHS manager/ Site Supervisor

 

 

HR manager

 

 

OHS Manager, HR Manager

 

 

 

—//——–

 

 

 

HR manager

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager, OHS Manager

6. Fire Hazard

 

Observed lots of Cigarette buds lying near the flammable material storage

All people on the site, public (if the fire spreads)

 

There will be explosions, burns, breathing difficulty, the collapse of flammable material storage buildings etc. leading to the death of people.

Foam extinguishers are available at the storage building. Limited & required materials to be stored. (Estimate the required quantities and remove the excess)

 

Inspect to ensure that all flammable materials are stored in the purpose-built container

 

Put signage of “smoking Prohibited” on the wall of storage.

 

Ensure to convey this message during TBT.

 

Increase frequency of inspection on Storage area to check any chances of Fire initiation.

 

Provide a designated Smoking Zone on the site.

 

Promote “quit smoking culture” on the site

1 day

 

 

1 day

 

 

 

2 hrs

 

 

 

1 day

 

 

1 day

 

 

1 week

 

 

 

1 month

Store manager

 

 

Store Manager/

OHS Manager

 

 

Storekeeper

 

 

 

OHS Manager

 

 

Store Manager

 

 

Project Manager/

OHS manager

 

OHS manager

           
10  Hazardous substance: solvent-based paint.

 

 

Observed a painter doing spray paint on the wooden door fitted on the second floor of the building and the area is covered with aerosols.

The painter as well as people working in the vicinity, visitors, helpers, and inspectors.

It may be carried away by wind affecting the public.

 

They all will inhale the solvent-based paint leading to Toxic effects such as bronchitis, cancer etc.

RPE has been worn by painters and other workers in the vicinity Change the painting method to brush application.

 

Health Surveillance

 

Ensure job rotation for the painters.

 

Replace solvent-based paint with water-based paint

 

Set up a designated painting booth

Install LEV

 

Automate the spray-painting to robotics

   
      This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

   
           
    This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

     
           
           
15. Noise hazard

 

Observed the diesel generator used for power generation in the site is producing noise

 

    Obtain a commercial electrical connection for the site so that noise can be eliminated and environmental damage reduced.    

 

Part 3: Prioritise 3 actions with justification for the selection

This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

Suggested word counts

Moral and financial arguments for all actions: 300 to 350 words

For EACH action:

Specific legal arguments: 100 to 150 words

Likelihood AND severity: 75 to 150 words

How effective the action is likely to be in controlling the risk: 100 to 150 words

 

Moral and financial arguments for ALL actions

Moral, general legal and financial arguments  Explain what will happen to the organisation ( name mentioned in Part 1 Box1) if OHS standards are not maintained from a moral, legal, and financial angle in general

Justification for action 1

Action Pick a control measure from part 2 column 4 which can eliminate the hazard completely, which is costly and needs management approval for implementation (Eg: Provide Battery Powered Electric Drill for workers who need to drill/make holes as a part of their work)
Specific legal arguments It must be based on the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Conventions, Recommendations and articles. (DO NOT include country-specific legislation as this will not be marked.)

Mention that as per ILO guidelines the organisation is supposed to ensure the safety of the workers whereas here it is not done as per the findings. Hence there can be enforcement action as per country rule.

(eg: As per ILO C167 Article 17 Para 1 (b) …………….& Article 26 Para 2…………………………)

Consideration of likelihood AND the severity mention current control measures are ineffective to prevent injury, ill-health or harm from occurring. Mention how often the activity is carried out, the number of workers at risk, types of injury, ill-health or harm likely to be seen, and how widespread the risk is i.e. the same threat exists in other parts/branches/divisions/sites of the organisation
How effective the action is likely to be in controlling the risk.  This should include:

·     the intended impact of the action;

·     justification for the timescale that you indicated in your risk assessment; and

·     whether you think the action will fully control the risk.

Mention that the action will fully control the risk.

give a justification for the timescale

Mention How your action will help/benefit the organisation- morally ( eg:-moral confidence, fewer worker complaints, staff turnover, management commitment), legally (Eg: higher legal compliance of achieving SSW), financially (e.g.:-the cost for completion for each action is less than direct/indirect cost from the accident.)

 

 

 

 

Justification for action 2

Action Install Lift & Hoist system to transfer all materials (especially heavy) from the ground floor to the upper floors.
Specific legal arguments

 

Consideration of likelihood AND the severity  
How effective the action is likely to be in controlling the risk.  This should include:

·     the intended impact of the action;

·     justification for the timescale that you indicated in your risk assessment; and

·     whether you think the action will fully control the risk.

 

Justification for action 3

Action Obtain a commercial electrical connection for the site so that Noise from the generator can be eliminated and give environmental conservation.
Specific legal arguments As per ILO C167 Article 13 Para 1 & 3, ……………… and as per Article 28 Para 1………..
Consideration of likelihood AND the severity  
How effective the action is likely to be in controlling the risk.  This should include:

·     the intended impact of the action;

·     justification for the timescale that you indicated in your risk assessment; and

·     whether you think the action will fully control the risk.

 

 

 

This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

 

 

 

This is only for Practice/ demo for training purposes and never be copied in your final submission.

 

Part 4: Review, communicate and check

Suggested word counts for each section:

  • Planned review date or period and reasoning for this: 50 – 100 words
  • How the risk assessment findings will be communicated and who needs to know the information: 100 – 150 words
  • Follow up on the risk assessment: 100 – 150 words.

 

Planned review date/period with   reasoning Check from part 2 the date you have done the risk assessment and put a date calculating 12 months (eg;- the review date for this risk assessment is 12 jul 2023).

Then mention that it’s general practice to review risk assessment by the organisation in 12 months unless any changes eg:  worker category, law, equipment, activity, accident, injury, ill-health etc. reported

How the risk assessment findings will be communicated AND who do you need to tell Here ensure that all 3 methods of communication are used and all 3 levels of management are communicated.

E.g. meeting with middle-level management (line managers, supervisors, and worker representatives for discussion on the findings), letter to top management ( for their understanding of the findings and necessary approvals for implementing the controls)and display of key findings on the notice board/ company Intranet (for floor level employees to see, read & understand the findings).

 

How you will follow up on the risk assessment to check that the actions have been carried out Eg:- I will set a reminder (10 days prior to the review) of the date by keeping a diary, Google alert etc. On getting the alert I will contact the company (either by Telephone call, email, or visit) to find the implementation of my recommendations. If any of the recommendations are not done, I will find the reason for its non-completion, and then I will offer professional help involving top management to resolve the issue.