Generic Electronic Workshop risk assessment
An assessment of potential health and safety hazards when working in an electronic workshop.
|Title of activity:||Working in the electronic workshop|
|Location(s) of work:||Electronic Workshop, Appleton Tower|
Brief description of work: Assembly and repair of electronic, electrical apparatus and equipment.
HAZARD IDENTIFICATION: Identify all the hazards; evaluate the risks (low / medium / high); describe all existing control measures and identify any further measures required. Specific hazards should be assessed on a separate risk assessment form and cross-referenced with this document. Specific assessments are available for hazardous substances, biological agents, display screen equipment, manual handling operations and fieldwork.
See https://www.ed.ac.uk/health-safety/online-resources for details.
|HAZARD(s)||RISK L / M / H||CONTROL MEASURES (i.e.alternative work methods/mechanical aids/engineering controls, etc.)|
|Contact Injuries (abrasions, cuts, burns, etc.)||M||
|Electrical equipment (electric shocks or burns from using faulty electrical equipment)||M||
|Manual handling of heavy/bulky objects(back injuries)||L||
|Hazardous Substances (e.g. irritating vapours, skin sensitisation, dermatitis)||L||
|Slips and trips||L||
|Working at height (fall from a stepladder)||M||
|Lone / Out of Hours (LOOH) Working||L||
* Continue on separate sheet, if necessary
Engineering Controls: Tick relevant boxes.
|Other relevant information (including testing frequency if appropriate):|
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Identify all necessary PPE.
|Specify the grade(s) of PPE to be worn:|
Specify when during the activity the item(s) of PPE must be worn:
Safety glasses/goggles, safety shoes, gloves, barrier creams, hearing protection, dust masks and respirators are to be used as the work dictates.
Non-disposable items of PPE must be inspected regularly and records retained for inspection
Persons at Risk: Identify all those who may be at risk.
|Academic staff||Technical staff||x||P'Grad students||U'Grad students|
|Maintenance staff||Office staff||Cleaning staff||Emergency personnel|
Additional Information: Identify any additional relevant information to the activity, including supervision, training requirements, special emergency procedures, requirement for health surveillance, etc.
Workshop staff must familiarise themselves with the University Health and Safety Policy. Workshop users must read and understand the Workshop Safety Rules which are displayed on the H&S notice board within the workshop and published at Workshop Safety.
|Assessment carried out by:|
|Name: David Hamilton||Date: 22/10/2021||Review Date: 22/10/2022|