Hazard

Location

Who might be harmed

Risk ranking

Risk Control measures

Further Action

Assessment carried out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross- contamination by travelling

 

In vehicle

All staff

High Risk

– Identify groups of workers who travel to work together and group them into a work cohort

- Discuss with workers who live and/or travel to work together to agree how to prevent the risks of spreading coronavirus

- Enhanced cleaning of surfaces (vehicle door handles, steering wheel)

 

 

Getting or spreading corona virus

On site

common use high traffic areas such as, corridors, rest rooms, toilet facilities, entry/exit points to facilities, lifts and other communal areas

All staff, clients, other contractors, visitors, Delivery drivers/staff to/from your workplace

High Risk

- Monitoring/checking temperature of staff in the morning

-  Holding meetings virtually rather than face- to-face

- Staggering start/end times

- Limiting the number of people on site at one time

- Identify which tasks you need PPE for and specify the right protection factor needed for those tasks.

We do carry protection for the eyes, mouth and nose with us in case of the setting where higher level of virus may be present, as well as wearing gloves.

 

- Enhanced cleaning regimes (we do carry with us: disposable cloth, paper roll and disposable mop heads, to clean all hard surfaces, floors, door handles and sanitary fittings)

- Increase in hand washing

- Alcohol-based hand gels are available at all times (70%)

- Limiting the amount of time people spend on the task

- Provide signage and ways to communicate to non-employees what they need to do to maintain social distancing

- Placing workers back-to-back or side-by-side rather than face-to-face when working

 - ‘Cohorting’ work teams so they consistently work together

- Improving ventilation

- Identify how you are going to replenish cleaning products

- Identify how you dispose safely of cleaning waste (Plastic rubbish bag and tied, stored safely for 72hrs before disposed in communal waste).

 

 

Contamination from surfaces

 

On site, clients, other contractors and visitors

All staff, clients, other contractors, visitors

High Risk

- Identify surfaces that are frequently touched by many people (often common areas), eg handrails, door handles, vehicle door handles (inside and outside), shared equipment etc and specify the frequency and level of cleaning and by whom

- Identify where you can reduce the contact of people with surfaces, eg by leaving open doors that are not fire doors

- minimising contact at security offices for drivers

implementing ‘drop zones’ for passing materials between people

- Enhanced cleaning regimes

- Identify how you dispose of cleaning waste (Plastic rubbish bag and tied, stored safely for 72hrs before disposed in communal waste).

 

- Good logistics and communication

 

 

Contamination from shared tools and equipment

 

On site

All staff

High to Medium Risk

- cleaning surfaces, equipment and workstations

- Avoid sharing work equipment by allocating it on personal issue or put cleaning regimes in place to clean between each user

 

- Enhanced cleaning regime and hand washing

- Identify how you dispose of cleaning waste

 

Poor workplace ventilation leading to risks of coronavirus spreading

On site

All staff, clients, other contractors and visitors

High Risk

-  Fresh air is the preferred way of ventilating your workplace so opening windows and doors (that are not fire doors) can help

- Identify if you need additional ventilation to increase air flow in all or parts of your workplace

- If you need additional ventilation provide it, eg mechanical ventilation, desk fans, air movers etc

 

 

Limited first-aid options/possibilities

On site

Workplace first-aiders

Medium to Low Risk

Try to assist at a safe distance from the casualty as much as you can and minimise the time you share a breathing zone.

  • Wear gloves or cover hands when dealing with open wounds

  • Cover cuts and grazes on your hands with waterproof dressing

  • Dispose of all waste safely

  • Do not touch a wound with your bare hand

  • Do not touch any part of a dressing that will come in contact with a wound.

CPR:

Recognise cardiac arrest by looking for the absence of signs of life and the absence of normal breathing.

If you are in any doubt about confirming cardiac arrest, the default position is to start chest compressions until help arrives. 

If there is a perceived risk of infection, rescuers should place a cloth/towel over the victims mouth and nose and attempt compression 

- Use an alcohol gel, before and after treating a casualty also ensure that you don’t cough or sneeze over a casualty when you are treating them.

- Personal protective equipment (PPE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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