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´╗┐Ruth Green This report will introduce risk assessment process relating to everyday activities. A risk is a chance high or low, that someone will be harmed by a hazard. A hazard is anything that can cause harm. A risk assessment is basically a careful examination of what could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precaution or should do more to prevent harm. Risk assessment has five steps: Identifying what the hazard: You identify the hazard by looking around the work place and asking the employers. Estimating who?s at risk is the risk high or low: Decide who might be harmed and how, by identifying groups who might be at risk and identifying how they might be injured. Evaluate the risk and decide on precaution: You control the hazard by, reasonably practicable and looking at what you are already doing also looking at what you can do to minimize the risk. Record your findings and implement them: You then write down what you have found from the risk assessment, share the information with staff and then plan what you are going to do about it. ...read more.

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The risk could be rock climbing. The reason why this is a hazard is because you could slip, trip or fall of walls; you could also get hit by falling objects. This is a very high risk for the person who is climbing. If I was going to do a risk assessment, the first thing which I would is identify the hazard, which are the rocks themselves, the equipment. Then I would look and see who is at risk, which is the person climbing. Then I would look and see how I can reduce the risk, I can reduce the risk by making sure that the person is wearing correct shoes and that the harness is on and that there is nothing wrong with the harness also by making sure that the person climbing is being assisted by someone and make sure that he/she is wearing a helmet. I would rate this risk four because the person could fall and break their back or neck. I would then make sure that every time someone wants to do rock climbing that they are wearing the correct shoes and that the harness is on and the helmet is on and I would make sure that everything is in correct order. ...read more.

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Lastly I would review and update just to make sure that everything is working properly because things change. The fourth everyday activity which I am going to talk about is education/work. If I was going to do a risk assessment, firstly I would identify the risk which is the computer; because you get RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) from typing you get pain in shoulders, neck and hands. I would then look and see who is at risk and that is the students/or someone who work in an office, from typing for a long period on the computer. I would then look and see how I can reduce the risk; I would reduce the risk of RSI by cooling down the muscles used, taking regular breaks throughout the day, having an appropriate workstation and seating position, and practising relaxation. Then I would record what I have found which means that I would have to put control measures and make sure that the person is having regular breaks and that the person is exercising the muscles used. Lastly I would review and update to make sure that the chairs is comfortable and that the stuffs are getting their regular breaks. Report on risk assessment process relating to everyday activities. ...read more.

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