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PE BTEC - the importance of risk assessments

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Risk Assessments. The Basics of a Risk Assessment. A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace - the ones with the potential to cause real harm. In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks, for example ensuring spillages are cleaned up promptly so people do not slip, or cupboard drawers are kept closed to ensure people do not trip. In schools risk assessments are slightly different, as all teachers and educational staff also have to act under 'loco parentis' and this means that, they must act as 'stand in parents'. Risk assessments are important to ensure no injuries occur, but in school there are also carried out to make sure that the act of loco parentis can be filled; for no sane parent would put their child in a place of danger, nor should the loco parents. ...read more.


Icy Paths. - Constructing a theory regarding how this risk could occur; I.e. Slipping and Falling - Conflicting this risk with a precautional measure; I.e. Gritting the Paths. - Analysing the Severity and Likely Hood of the risk Using the letter and number system; I.e. B for the likelihood and 1 for the Severity. - Making any necessary changes, if seen fit to do so; i.e. altering route. - Writing a report to explain the risk, outcomes, precautions and changes, to make sure that all areas have been covered and documented. When do they do a Risk Assessment, and Why? A risk assessment is carried out before and an after event, that involves risk which could harm the public, contractors, employees and participants. An assessment of the risks needs to be carried out every time a new risk is created or presented, to ensure maximum safety. A Risk assessment is carried out, firstly to comply with legal requirements, and also to ensure safety. ...read more.


- If the weather prohibits play, there will be a large indoor sports hall available, with lighter b***s, and fewer players on each team. - If there is a fire, I will have previously organised a 'buddy buddy' system, with a designated register point. I will also, on arrival make all staff, and children aware of the fire exits and registration points. How do you report and review the Risk Assessment? There are three stages of a report regarding a risk assessment. - Assessment of the risk and severity and the likelihood of the risk occurring. To ensure that the risks are properly documents. - Define how the risk would occur, and link this too.. - How you could prevent this. It is important to report and review a risk assessment, to ensure that all risks have been explained fully, and to make sure that the author of the risk assessment is not liable for anything. ?? ?? ?? ?? Charlotte Saunders Miss Smith PE BTEC ...read more.

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