There are many hazards associated in an industrial workplace. With new technologies, new machinery and constant updates with regulations it is more important now than ever before to produce efficient risk assessments. Good risk assessments reduce hazards and fatalities in dangerous areas in the workplace. A good risk assessment will make workers feel safer and therefore happier and promotes a good business structure within the company. A good risk assessment will help prevent legal action against the company therefore saving the company money.
When looking at a general workshop there are several hazards that could potentially cause an accident. In this section, I will identify hazards in the workplace and will give them a danger rating. The danger rating is the overall rating which is calculated from the frequency (the likelihood of an occurrence) and the severity (the damage the occurrence can do to a human). I will access what hazards can happen in this particular workshop.
The work area is a workshop for several electrical maintenance engineers. There are roughly 3-5 engineers using this workshop on a daily basis. The workshop is used 6 and a half hours a day excluding breaks. The main workshop consists of 3 rows of work benches which have tables and chairs and a draw containing cables and test equipment, there is a bench for mechanical work and a drill machine. A PC is located here and several electrical outlets for testing. In this area engineers will test small power supplies using testing equipment. There is another area that is sectioned off to most employees for only trained personnel (engineers) to enter. This section has a safety barricade and warning notices for no entry to unqualified staff. This area is used to test power supplies that use deadly amounts of voltage, it has larger, heavier units (power supplies) and more complex cables and test equipment. It has complex
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