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Buildwas Village Hall Risk Assessment



















































































































































































































































































































What are the hazards?



Who might be harmed and how?



What are you doing already?



What further action is needed?



Action by whom?



Action by when?



Done



 



Slips, trips and falls



E.g. uneven surface of car park, cleaning floors etc.



Users of the hall and car park may suffer injuries such as fractures or bruising if they slip, e.g. on spillages or trip over objects.



Car park surface maintained to be as even as possible.



P Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities available next to hall entrance.



  Good lighting in all areas in hall.



  Users know (through hire agreement) to clear up spillages immediately and know where equipment for this is kept.



  Mats at entrances to stop rain water being carried in.



  No storage in corridors.



  No trailing electrical leads/cables.



  Surface to be inspected regularly and repaired as necessary.



Secretary/



Treasurer



Inspect three-monthly



21\11\18



 



  Check that hall cleaner knows which products to use on which type of floor.



 



 



 



 



 



 



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Work at height



E.g. changing light bulbs, cleaning windows, putting up decorations etc.



Anyone working at any height could suffer injuries, possibly very serious ones, should they fall.



  Appropriate, commercial stepladder securely stored and available for use.



  Hall users know (through hire agreement) that they are responsible for using the stepladder safely.



    Hall committee members and cleaner know how to use the stepladder safely.



P Print copies of HSE guidance on safe use of stepladders and make available to those who may use stepladder.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



PPut in place system for checking condition of stepladder.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



  Consider implications for work at height of any future alterations to the hall.



Secretary or Chair



 



 



Hazardous substances



e.g. cleaning products



The cleaner, and others cleaning, risk skin problems, e.g. dermatitis and eye damage, from direct contact with cleaning chemicals. Vapour may cause breathing problems.



  Mops, brushes and strong rubber gloves provided.



    Cleaning products marked ‘irritant’ replaced with milder alternatives.



  Cleaner trained to use products safely, e.g. follow instructions on the label, dilute properly and never transfer to an unmarked container.



  Cleaning products stored securely.



  Cleaner reminded to check for dry, red or itchy skin on their hands and, if finding any, to go to doctors for advice and to tell the secretary to the management committee.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Electricity



Users risk electric shocks or burns from faulty equipment or installation.



   Fixed installation correctly     s installed by qualified   



eelectrician, and inspected rregularly.



  All repairs by qualified electrician.



 



P Portable equipment checked for visual signs of damage before use.



  Hall users know they are responsible for any equipment used on site.



  Make sure hall users know where the fuse box is and how to switch supply off in an emergency.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



   Remind users that portable equipment considered unsafe should be marked and taken out of use.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Stored equipment



Users could be injured by collapsing stacks.



  Users know that they must stack tables and chairs carefully so that they do not collapse E.G. blue chairs suppliers recommend 8 high       



T Tables not stacked



   No further action needed.



 



 



 



Manual handling



Lifting objects that are too heavy or awkward etc (e.g. tables single handed) make cause back pain



Reminder re lifting on notice board



   No further action needed.



 



 



 



Hot water



May result in scalds



Notice re possibility of very hot water but temperature checked regularly



Temperature checked by cleaner when cleaning and maintained at safe temperature



Cleaner



weekly



 



 



 



Car parking



Damage to persons, blocked access to Park View



Care needed with pedestrians when moving vehicles and free passage to Park View maintained for emergency vehicle access



  Advise users of hall, through hire agreement, to consider whether they need to control car parking.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Children



Please note that, children are the responsibility of accompanying adults



Particular care is needed if children are outside the hall. A fence exists erected to assist with safety but ultimately accompanying adults are responsible.



  No further action needed.



 



 



 



 



Outdoor hazards



Tripping or slipping on leaves, debris parking cones etc



Leaves removed at appropriate time in the autumn.



 Outdoor lighting in place for evening activities.



Cleaner and other committee members to take appropriate action to maintain a clear safe outdoor area.



 



 



Committee members



21/11/18



 



 



Asbestos



Staff, and others, carrying out normal activities at very low risk. Asbestos only poses a risk if fibres are released into air and inhaled. Maintenance workers are most at risk.



  No risk controls at present.



   Find out if hall contains any asbestos (e.g. in ceiling tiles, wall panels).



  If so, and if asbestos is in good condition, record where it is and put up signs warning that it is asbestos and is not to be disturbed (and then make regular checks to ensure it remains undisturbed and the signs maintained).



  Damaged asbestos to be removed by specialist   contractors.



  If hall is ever demolished/refurbished, asbestos should first be removed by specialist contractors.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Fire



If trapped, staff could suffer fatal injuries from smoke inhalation/burns



  Fire risk assessment done, see www.communities.gov.uk/fire and necessary action taken.



  Ensure the actions identified as necessary by the fire risk assessment are done.



Chair of Management



Committee



From now on



 




 




















































































































































































































































































































What are the hazards?



Who might be harmed and how?



What are you doing already?



What further action is needed?



Action by whom?



Action by when?



Done



 



Slips, trips and falls



E.g. uneven surface of car park, cleaning floors etc.



Users of the hall and car park may suffer injuries such as fractures or bruising if they slip, e.g. on spillages or trip over objects.



Car park surface maintained to be as even as possible.



P Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities available next to hall entrance.



  Good lighting in all areas in hall.



  Users know (through hire agreement) to clear up spillages immediately and know where equipment for this is kept.



  Mats at entrances to stop rain water being carried in.



  No storage in corridors.



  No trailing electrical leads/cables.



  Surface to be inspected regularly and repaired as necessary.



Secretary/



Treasurer



Inspect three-monthly



21\11\18



 



  Check that hall cleaner knows which products to use on which type of floor.



 



 



 



 



 



 



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Work at height



E.g. changing light bulbs, cleaning windows, putting up decorations etc.



Anyone working at any height could suffer injuries, possibly very serious ones, should they fall.



  Appropriate, commercial stepladder securely stored and available for use.



  Hall users know (through hire agreement) that they are responsible for using the stepladder safely.



    Hall committee members and cleaner know how to use the stepladder safely.



P Print copies of HSE guidance on safe use of stepladders and make available to those who may use stepladder.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



PPut in place system for checking condition of stepladder.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



  Consider implications for work at height of any future alterations to the hall.



Secretary or Chair



 



 



Hazardous substances



e.g. cleaning products



The cleaner, and others cleaning, risk skin problems, e.g. dermatitis and eye damage, from direct contact with cleaning chemicals. Vapour may cause breathing problems.



  Mops, brushes and strong rubber gloves provided.



    Cleaning products marked ‘irritant’ replaced with milder alternatives.



  Cleaner trained to use products safely, e.g. follow instructions on the label, dilute properly and never transfer to an unmarked container.



  Cleaning products stored securely.



  Cleaner reminded to check for dry, red or itchy skin on their hands and, if finding any, to go to doctors for advice and to tell the secretary to the management committee.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Electricity



Users risk electric shocks or burns from faulty equipment or installation.



   Fixed installation correctly     s installed by qualified   



eelectrician, and inspected rregularly.



  All repairs by qualified electrician.



 



P Portable equipment checked for visual signs of damage before use.



  Hall users know they are responsible for any equipment used on site.



  Make sure hall users know where the fuse box is and how to switch supply off in an emergency.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



   Remind users that portable equipment considered unsafe should be marked and taken out of use.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Stored equipment



Users could be injured by collapsing stacks.



  Users know that they must stack tables and chairs carefully so that they do not collapse E.G. blue chairs suppliers recommend 8 high       



T Tables not stacked



   No further action needed.



 



 



 



Manual handling



Lifting objects that are too heavy or awkward etc (e.g. tables single handed) make cause back pain



Reminder re lifting on notice board



   No further action needed.



 



 



 



Hot water



May result in scalds



Notice re possibility of very hot water but temperature checked regularly



Temperature checked by cleaner when cleaning and maintained at safe temperature



Cleaner



weekly



 



 



 



Car parking



Damage to persons, blocked access to Park View



Care needed with pedestrians when moving vehicles and free passage to Park View maintained for emergency vehicle access



  Advise users of hall, through hire agreement, to consider whether they need to control car parking.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Children



Please note that, children are the responsibility of accompanying adults



Particular care is needed if children are outside the hall. A fence exists erected to assist with safety but ultimately accompanying adults are responsible.



  No further action needed.



 



 



 



 



Outdoor hazards



Tripping or slipping on leaves, debris parking cones etc



Leaves removed at appropriate time in the autumn.



 Outdoor lighting in place for evening activities.



Cleaner and other committee members to take appropriate action to maintain a clear safe outdoor area.



 



 



Committee members



21/11/18



 



 



Asbestos



Staff, and others, carrying out normal activities at very low risk. Asbestos only poses a risk if fibres are released into air and inhaled. Maintenance workers are most at risk.



  No risk controls at present.



   Find out if hall contains any asbestos (e.g. in ceiling tiles, wall panels).



  If so, and if asbestos is in good condition, record where it is and put up signs warning that it is asbestos and is not to be disturbed (and then make regular checks to ensure it remains undisturbed and the signs maintained).



  Damaged asbestos to be removed by specialist   contractors.



  If hall is ever demolished/refurbished, asbestos should first be removed by specialist contractors.



Secretary or Chair



21\11\18



 



 



Fire



If trapped, staff could suffer fatal injuries from smoke inhalation/burns



  Fire risk assessment done, see www.communities.gov.uk/fire and necessary action taken.



  Ensure the actions identified as necessary by the fire risk assessment are done.



Chair of Management



Committee



From now on



 




 



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