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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HSE has published a guide to Risk Assessment [ 8 ] which identifies the key steps. Depending upon the level of harm and the probability, the risk is labelled as High, Medium or Low. Good Practice and Pitfalls in Risk Assessment. HSE successfully prosecuted all parties, the Designer, the Contract Company and the Public Park Authority, for failing to protect the health and safety of both workers and the public. Carrying out a detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment without first considering whether any relevant good practice was applicable, or when relevant good practice exists.

The reason for placing the responsibility with the organisation creating the risk is that it is impossible for HSE to be expert in the operation of every technology and workplace, especially at the rate of technology development.

Here, the risk consequence level of harm has its probability derived from a number of factors. The group did not have the structural engineering expertise to cover the stability of the structure and did not undg163 evidence from the Designer or the Contract Company that the appropriate load calculations had been undertaken and verified, and that the structure would be appropriately secured to ensure stability.

The Nimrod aircraft had been in service for over 30 years and had been modified twice. Subsequent maintenance records showed evidence of fuel leaks that had happened before but these were not acted upon.

It is important to note that ‘Sanctions include fines, imprisonment and aww. Consider for example a small manufacturing process where Team A take raw material and prepare it for initial fabrication by Team B.


This is illustrated in Fig. The case studies illustrate some of the common failing in undertaking risk assessments. HSL undertook an investigation and determined that the structure was tethered by 22 ropes and pegs distributed around the perimeter of the structure. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Using “reasonably practicable” allows HSE to gog goals for organisations, rather than being pre scriptive.

The corroded pipe is shown in Fig. The Risk Graph of Fig. The Nimrod Review Report [ 11 ] stated that the failure was one of ‘leadership, culture and priorities’. Three case studies are now presented to illustrate the consequences of not undertaking a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. There are no short cuts. The best results from these tools are achieved when a team of people undertake the risk assessment together.

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

The Health and safety at Work etc. For example; had the structure been designed to withstand wind conditions? Had engineering calculations been undertaken to determine the loading that various weather conditions would idng163 on the structure?

The Nimrod Review report. In the great majority of cases, HSE can make this judgement by referring to existing ‘industry good practice’ that has been established uttp a process of discussion with in dustry stakeholders to achieve a consensus about what is ‘SFAIRP’.

HSL then investigated the risk assessments that had been undertaken asking many questions. A hsse and sufficient risk assessment called a Safety Case for large, high hazard plant was not completed following the modifications. All three parties, the Designer, the Contract Company and the Public Park Authority, had legal responsibility for the health and safety of the staff who would operate the structure and pubnns public who would visit the park. How the risk is managed is to be determined by those who create the risk.

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

The paper concludes with an analysis of the common failings of risk assessments and key actions for improvement. Had these calculations determined the type strengthnumber and positioning of tethers and pegs? Risk graph [ 10 ].


The best way for this organisation to risk assess their manufacturing process is first indg16 have each Team A-D assess their own work and then for representatives of each Team A-D to form a new team to complete a ‘whole process’ risk assessment using both the information on the individual risk assessments and considering the interactions between processes.

In all cases, there was a loss of life that was completely avoidable if the risk www had been completed properly and acted upon. Investigation of the historical context indicated that the pipes were installed correctly and to the appropriate standard of the time the pipes were installed in What new actions are required to further reduce the risk? However, the focus of the group’s risk assessment was event management in terms of crowd management, people flow through the structure etc.

The investigation identified that fuel leaked out of a coupling during the in-flight refuelling. Introduction Prior to the UK had spent the preceding years generating a large number of Health and Safety laws focused on individual industries, and even individual regions of the country. There was also a failure of the parties involved to communicate to one another about possible risks. Find articles by Karen Russ. Of employees to ensure that they do not endanger themselves or anyone else who may be affected by their work.

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