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HSE – Publications: Free Leaflets – Risk Assessment

This leaked fuel was close to hot pipe-work not part of the refuelling system which provided an ignition source. Identify the new controls that are needed, who will take responsibility for putting them in place and by when. Open in a separate window. HSE did not undertake the investigation [ 11 ] air accidents being outside its regulatory remit but the lessons from the incident are very relevant to all employers.

The structure lifted up to a near vertical position, ‘like a sail’, as shown in Fig. What new actions are required ondg163 further reduce the risk?

Making decisions on the basis of individual risk estimates when cumulative risk to society is the appropriate measure. In this example it includes the severity of harm, the exposure to harm for example the amount of time per day an individual is exposed to the riskthe probability that the event will occur for the given exposure and the probability of avoiding harm should the hazardous event occur.

These laws, covering work places such as factories, offices, railway premises etc. Once Team C have finished the product it is ready for packaging and shipment by Team D.

In the great majority of cases, HSE can make this judgement by referring to existing ‘industry good practice’ that has been established by a process of discussion with in dustry stakeholders to achieve a consensus about what is ‘SFAIRP’. It comprised inflatable ‘cells’, each 5m high.

Legal Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act The Health and Safety at Work Act places responsibility not only on employers but also on designers, manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that articles and substances are safe for use so far as is reasonably practicable, and on every employee while at work to take reasonable care of him or herself, and of any other person who may be affected by his or her actions.


Dreamspace, July2 Fatalities, 27 Injured Dreamspace was a large inflatable structure inside which members of the public could walk around to experience a dream-like world of light and sound. The Nimrod aircraft had been in service for over 30 years and had been modified twice.

All three parties, the Designer, the Contract Company and the Public Park Authority, had legal responsibility for the health and safety of the staff who would operate the structure and the public who would visit the park. The UK Health and Safety Executive HSE does not tell organisations how to manage the risks they create but does inspect the quality of risk identification and management. Once the pipes had been installed, no system was put in place to reassess the safety of the pipes as time elapsed.

Risk Assessment in the UK Health and Safety System: Theory and Practice

Find articles by Karen Russ. This is an open-access article distributed uj the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License http: How bad could it be?

The short guide to Health and Safety Regulation in the UK [ 3 ] provides a summary of the Health and Safety at Work Act and states ‘The main require ment on employers is to carry out a risk assessment. Carrying out a detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment without first considering whether any relevant good practice was applicable, or when relevant good practice exists. Two people were killed and 27 puns. Support Center Support Center.

The wind conditions were not abnormal for the UK. This paper gives a brief overview of where responsibility for occupational health and safety lies in the UK, and how risk should be managed through risk assessment. HSL undertook a Review of Risk Assessment Practice in [ 12 ] and identified these and further common failings that are listed below: Dividing the time spent on the risk assessment between several individuals – this approach to risk estimation usually means that risks at interfaces between plant, people or processes are missed.


In the UK, company directors and managers can be found personally liable of negligence, or indeed manslaughter, if someone is injured or killed and HSE finds that there was no suitable and sufficient risk assessment covering the activities involved. Using “reasonably practicable” allows HSE to set goals for organisations, rather than being pre scriptive.

The Designer’s risk assessment stated that 40 tethers would be required for the structure distributed around the perimeter but only 22 were used by the Contract Company. High quality risk assessments are usually achieved quite easily for individual pieces of equipment or self contained work areas. There are no short cuts. In addition, individuals may be imprisoned if held personally liable.

The resulting Robens Report [ 1 ] recommended ‘the unification within a single comprehensive framework of legisl ation of the main Statutes bearing on safety and health at work’ and ‘the establishment of a national Safety and Health Au thority’.

In addition, when undertaking the Risk Assessments, the team must remember the responsibilities:. However, the focus of the group’s risk assessment was event management in terms of crowd management, people flow through the structure etc. Please review our privacy policy. The focus of the paper is three recent major UK incidents, all involving fatalities, and all of which were wholly avoidable if risks had been properly assessed and managed.

This is illustrated in Fig.