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Find articles by Karen Russ. What harm could be caused to plant, people employees and the public and the environ ment land, water, air, plants, animals. This accident was completely avoidable. Support Center Support Center.

A specific approach in industry A may be inappropriate in industry B. Risk graph [ 10 ]. The structure was designed for its artistic merit and the focus of the Designer was on the dream-like experience that participants would enjoy. They have a duty to demonstrate that they have taken action to ensure all risk is reduced SFAIRP and must have documentary evidence, for example a risk assessment or safety case, to prove that they manage the risks their activities create.

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.

Carrying out a risk assessment to attempt to justify a decision that has already been made.

infg163 This is illustrated in Fig. The latter will bring a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ and pubn sees risks that those very familiar with the area being assessed overlook due to their over familiarity. Making decisions on the basis of individual risk estimates when cumulative risk to society is the appropriate measure. 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.

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As with the other case studies, this accident was completely avoidable. The Designer failed to provide a full engineering speci fication for the structure which would have included load calculations in various wind conditions.

The wind conditions were not abnormal for the UK. 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. Investigation of the historical context indicated that the pipes were installed correctly and to the appropriate standard of the pkbns the pipes were installed in HSL undertook a Review of Risk Assessment Practice in [ 12 ] and identified these and further common failings that are listed below:.


These tethers and pegs obviously failed to ijdg163 the structure in place. The Contract Company did not require the Designer to supply a suitable specification containing the loading calculations to inform the location of the tethers. How bad could it be?

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The Risk Graph of Fig. The structure lifted up to a near vertical gv, ‘like a sail’, as shown in Fig. The structure was assembled and inflated by a Contract Company on public land, a park controlled by a Public Park Authority. 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.

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

Once the pipes had been installed, no system was put in place to reassess the safety of the pipes as time elapsed. HSL undertook a Review of Risk Assessment Practice in [ 12 ] and identified these and further common failings that are listed below: Analysis of the maintenance records indicated that no maintenance of this buried pipe had been undertaken.

Of anyone who designs, manufactures or supplies an article or substance for use at work to ensure that it is safe. Subsequent maintenance records showed evidence of fuel leaks that had happened before but these were not acted upon. The best way for this organisation to risk assess their manufacturing process is first to have each Team A-D assess their own work and then for representatives of each Team A-D to form a new team to complete a ‘whole process’ risk assessment using both the information on the individual risk assessments and considering the interactions between processes.

Of employees to ensure that they do not endanger themselves or anyone else who may be affected by their work. This article will introduce the risk assessment in the UK and analyze some cases of occupational accident with the risk as sessment model. Carrying out a detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment without first considering whether any relevant good practice was applicable, or when relevant good practice exists. Festival of Fireworks Prosecution. This accident was completely avoidable as a suitable and effective risk assessment would have identified corrosion as a hazard and a suitable maintenance regime, as the risk mitigation, would have prevented the LPG leak.


Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Introduction Prior to the UK had spent the preceding years generating a large number of Health and Safety laws focused on individual industries, and even individual regions of the country. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

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

Had these calculations determined the type strengthnumber and positioning of tethers and pegs? The best results from these tools are achieved when a team of people undertake the risk assessment together. The Health and safety at Work etc.

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.

The Nimrod Review report. The corroded pipe is bttp in Fig. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License http: HSL undertook an investigation and determined that the structure was tethered by 22 ropes and pegs distributed around the perimeter of the gob. Using “reasonably practicable” allows HSE to set goals for organisations, rather than being pre scriptive. There were three failings in this example 1 a failure to undertake suitable and sufficient risk assessment at the design stage of the modifications to the aircraft 2 a failure to review and act on maintenance data 3 when a retrospective Safety Case was undertaken some time after the modified aircraft had been in service, maintenance data was not appropriately collected and reviewed to inform the Safety Case.

Carrying out a risk assessment using inappropriate ‘good practice’ e.

The Nimrod aircraft, shown in Fig. This flexibility is a great advantage but it requires judge ment too. These laws, covering work places such as factories, offices, railway premises etc. The risk assessment team should be multi-disciplinary including, for example, those who work in the area being assessed, a manager, a health and safety specialist and a person who is not closely associated with the work area.