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P3 M2 D1 Identiying Risks Worksheet

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P3 M2 D1 Identiying Risks Worksheet
Identifying and calculating risks
You need to consider all aspects of health and safety: identifying who may be at risk, the possible outcomes of carrying out various tasks and any precautions that should be taken.
1. For the following examples, identify the possible hazards in each situation.
2. Give a point value to the risk involved: 1 = very little risk of injury, up to 5 = extreme risk, possibly fatal.
Situation
Hazards identified
Risk value (1–5)
Children aged 3–4 walking in local park, with adult ratio 1:8
Can fall in a pond if there is any
Can get lost

3

Clearing and cleaning rooms used by patients in hospice
Leaving dangerous substances out
Leaving windows open

4
Initial visits to clients in their own homes to asses their needs
Forgetting to turn the gas off after cooking
Leaving hazardous chemicals around after cleaning their house such as beach
4
Taking a group of adolescents to the cinema by minibus with adult ratio 2:14
If the minibus is too small it can cause breathing problems to the adults
Can get lost on the way to the cinema
3
Taking delivery of and storing medical equipment in a nursing home
Some medication can be left out
If the equipment’s are not stored properly, residents can misuse them
3.5
Making afternoon tea at a day centre that caters for adults with learning disabilities
The adults can burn their tongues if the tea is given to them while it still hot
They can spill it on themselves and also other people if they are assisted by an adult
3
Christmas shopping with a group of adults with physical disabilities
Their wheelchair might get caught in between the lift doors
They might get lost
3.9
Accompanying a 7-year-old child with autism on a routine visit to the dentist on the other side of town, requiring two different bus trips each way
Can get lost
Person has autism, may find it hard to cope with the person and also the long journey
4
Helping an elderly man to plan a balanced menu for a week and cook a midday meal in his own

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