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Managing safely project

Introduction
As part of the Managing safely course, you have to complete a project and
have it assessed. Youll be expected to carry out a risk assessment based on
your own work environment. You need to record the results on the IOSH risk
assessment forms provided and submit them for marking. Do not submit any
additional material in support of your project work, because only the three
sections of the A4 project will be assessed. You can submit the project either
by handwriting it onto a printed copy or by typing into the PDF.
Before returning your project, check that your name, the end-of-course date
and the name of your training provider are recorded on the top of the first
sheet. By entering your name here, you are confirming that this is your own
work.
When youve completed your work, you should return it to:

Once you have completed your project please upload back to your online course for marking.
When uploading please ensure that all your completed pages are in one document and this is no larger
than 10MB in size. You can upload in the original PDF format.
Results for the practical will be released to you via email in 7 working days.

There is a two-week time limit for the return of the project. Your project must
be completed and returned by:
Two weeks from the date you received your pass mark for your exam.

Managing safely project

Instructions
Please read all the instructions before starting work on your project.
The Risk Assessment Project is broken down into a number of stages, which
should flow from start to finish, telling a complete story. Begin with describing the
process, activity or task to be risk assessed. Then identify three hazards, assessing
the risks associated with those hazards and recommending appropriate risk
controls.
Weve provided you with:
- a two-page Risk Assessment form on which you should record your project.
- a guidance page, including a Risk Rating Calculator, Action Level Table and an
example Risk Assessment (for you to refer to when completing your project).
Please complete each section of the Risk Assessment form as detailed below:
1. The risk assessors name and the date of the risk assessment
The space at the top of the form on the first page is for your name and the date
you are completing the project.
2. Description of the process, activity or task to be risk assessed
On this first page, record a brief description of:
- the location where the activities are taking place
- the activities being performed
- the equipment and/or substances being used
- the people involved in these activities (and others who may be affected).
3. Risk Assessment
You must complete all three rows on the second page. Begin in the first column by
recording a brief description of three hazards and the hazardous events that may
arise in relation to the process, activity or task youve just described on the previous
page. Here you must describe:
-
-
-

one LOCATION hazard and hazardous event


one ACTIVITY hazard and hazardous event
one EQUIPMENT/SUBSTANCE hazard and hazardous event

For example, car park, stairs and an uneven floor are location hazards. A slip, trip
or fall is a hazardous event.

Managing safely project

Following through with your risk assessment


Now work across the page to complete each row. For each of the three
hazards and hazardous events youve described in the first column, youll
need to state:
- Who might be harmed?
- What risk controls are currently in place?
- Current risk rating (Use the 5 x 5 Risk Rating Calculator)
- Are further controls needed? (Use the Action Level Table)
- The date any actions/controls are to be completed by (Use the Action
Level Table)
- Residual risk rating (Use the 5 x 5 Risk Rating Calculator)
Marks available
Each stage of this project has a maximum number of marks that can be
awarded. Details are given in the table below.

Section

Maximum marks

33

Total

38

Minimum mark

23

Name

End-of-course date

Training provider
Total
marks

Risk assessment form

Marks

Assessors name

Description of process, activity or task to be risk assessed


Describe the location
where the activities are
taking place

Describe the activities


being performed

Describe the
equipment and/or
substances being used

Describe the people


involved in these
activities (and others
who might be affected)

Date

Risk assessment form


Who might be
harmed?

Equipment and
substances

Activities

Location

Description of hazard
and hazardous event

*Likelihood x Consequence = Risk

What risk controls


are currently in
place?

Current risk
rating*
L

Are further
controls needed?

Date to be
completed by

Residual risk
rating*
L

Marks

Risk Rating Calculator


Likelihood that hazardous event will occur

Consequence of hazardous event

very unlikely

insignificant no injury

unlikely

minor minor injuries needing first aid

fairly likely

moderate up to three days absence

likely

major more than seven days absence

very likely

catastrophic death

Action Level Table


Risk rating

Action

2025

Stop stop activity and take immediate action

1516

Urgent action take immediate action and stop activity if necessary, maintain existing controls rigorously

812

Action improve within specified timescale

36

Monitor look to improve at next review or if there is a significant change

12

No action no further action but ensure controls are maintained and reviewed

Example risk assessment

Activities

Description of hazard
and hazardous event
Filling car with petrol,
leading to spillage

Who might be
harmed?
Person filling vehicle
and others on
forecourt

What risk controls


are currently in
place?
Auto pump cut off,
signage and plastic
gloves

Current risk
rating*
L
4

C
2

Are further
controls needed?

Date to be
completed by

Residual risk
rating*

R
8

L
Make available
paper towels, sand
and absorbent
material

By next week

C
2

R
6