Unit 3 Health and Safety and Security
Task 3 Risk Assessments
A risk assessment is something that will be written up before an outing, the assessment covers what the risks are, who can be put at risk, where the risk could take place, when the risk is most likely to happen and how the risks will harm the service users. A risk assessment is always done before an activity so the service users and myself are kept safe and the service providers have a written step-by-step plan if anything does occur, the plan includes how to avoid the hazards and what to do if an incident does happen.
I am taking a few patients on an outing to the park, I will be assessing Nicola who is partially sighted and has a Zimmer frame for sturdiness. Due to this, that will mean extra care will be needed and a lot more risks will need be considered.
Hazard Risk Control Monitor
Nicola could step on glass, or her Zimmer frame could easily press on glass and this could affect Nicolas balance standing up.
Total risk: 12
Take a different route or assess the path/road way, and guide her right around the glass, giving her a safe route.
Observe Nicola right around the glass thoroughly.
Due to Nicola being partially sighted and needing a Zimmer frame for steadiness, she may not be able to see and feel that the pavement isn’t flat and has bumps and indents and could trip.
Total risk: 12
Watch Nicolas every movements carefully to prevent her tripping up and carefully guide her.
If there is a lot of uneven ground, consider taking a different route to the park and back from the park to the car.
The grass could be wet, frosty or muddy, black ice, and Nicola being partially sighted will be even harder to see.
Total Risk: 9
Take spare clothing, for coldness/wetness or getting muddy.
Supervise at all times and use guidance to try and