Risk assessment for use of Planer Thicknesser.
- 1) Injury to or loss of fingers.
- 2) Damage to eyes from particles
- 3) Exposure to high acoustic noise
- 4) Kickback from blade
Persons at risk.
- Persons nearby.
Initial assessment of risk.
|Hazard identified||Severity||Probability||Risk Factor|
|Injury to or loss of fingers||3||2||6|
|Damage to eyes from particles||2||2||4|
|Exposure to high acoustic noise||2||5||10|
|Kickback from blade||3||3||9|
- Users will be required to attend induction training to learn how to use the tool safely.
- Safety glasses will be worn.
- Keep hands away from blade - use a pusher.
- Wear ear defenders.
Final assessment of risk
|Hazard identified||Severity||Probability||Risk Factor||-||Injury to or loss of fingers||3||1||3|
|Damage to eyes from particles||2||1||2|
|Exposure to high acoustic noise||2||1||2|
|Kickback from blade||3||1||3|
|Hazard severity||Points Rating||Definition|
|Nil||1||Very minor injury, bruise, graze, no risk of disease.|
|Slight||2||Minor injury, which would allow the individual to continue work after first aid treatment on site or at a local surgery. The duration of the stoppage or treatment is such that the normal flow of work is not seriously interrupted.|
|Moderate||3||Temporary disability causing injury or disease capable of keeping an individual off work for three days or more and reportable under RIDDOR|
|High||4||Causing death, serious injury or permanent disability to an individual.|
|Very high||5||Causing multiple deaths and widespread destruction eg. fire, building collapse.|
|Hazard likelihood||Points Rating||Definition|
|Remote possibility||1||There is really no risk present. Only under freak conditions could there be any possibility of an accident or illness. All reasonable precautions have been taken - This should be the normal state of the workplace.|
|Unlikely||2||This incident or illness might occur but the probability is low and the risk minimal.|
|Possible||3||The accident may occur if additional factors precipitate it, but it is unlikely to happen without them.|
|Highly likely||4||Will happen more often than not. Additional factors could precipitate an incident but it is still likely to happen without this additional factor.|
|Inevitable||5||If the work continues as it is, there is almost 100% certainty that an accident will happen, for example:
A broken stair or broken rung on a ladder Bare, exposed electrical conductors Unstable stacks of heavy boxes
|Risk Rating Score||Definition||Action|
|1 to 4||Low||No action required|
|5 to 9||Moderate||Reduce risks if reasonably practicable|
|10 to 15||High Risk||Priority action to be undertaken|
|16 to 25||Unacceptable||Action must be taken IMMEDIATELY|