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Risk Assessment

Alcester Heritage Centre


SAMPLE RISK ASSESSMENT for Romans Project (2005)

Activity/ Process/ Operation

What are the Hazards to Health and Safety

What Risks do they pose and to whom

Risk level

H/M/L

What precautions have been taken to reduce the risk?

Risk level Achieved

H/M/L

What further action is needed to reduce the risk

Going to Tablinum

Two doors to open

Trapped fingers in the doors

L

Movement of children is carefully supervised

L


Using of Tablinum





Sitting on stools instead of chairs with backs



Baskets







Fire

Falling off

Risk to: visiting children



Castors on baskets squashing toes.

Tripping

Falling into baskets!

Risk to: visiting children


Inhalation of smoke. Burning

Risk to: visiting children & adults

L





L







L

Group leader warns children to take care not to lean/tip back at beginning of session


Position of baskets and filling and emptying them is supervised by staff and accompanying adults




Fire alarms are regularly checked.

Group leader is familiar with fire exits and assembly point.

Fire exits are clearly signed

L





L







L


Handling

Heavy artefacts being dropped onto toes



Pottery artefacts (some unstable)

Squashed toes

Risk to: visiting children & adults



Glass/pottery could be knocked over and broken, resulting in cuts

Risk to: visiting children & adults

L





L

Handling of heaviest artefacts is closely supervised by group leader/adult helpers


Group leader reminds children to take care when handling artefacts. Adult helpers are asked to supervise children handling unstable objects

L





L


Using Mortaria

Breathing in ground cumin

Getting cumin dust into eyes

Potential irritant


Risk to: visiting children & adults

L

Group leader warns children and accompanying adults of risk, especially those who use inhalers. Children asked to take care not to touch their faces during this activity and to wash their hands, if necessary, afterwards

L


In the Gallery

Glass cases

Children sitting back and cracking glass.

Children falling and breaking glass - cuts, bruises, bleeding

L

Group is closely supervised. Children are asked to sit away from the cases and not to lean back. Staff take time to explain how to behave in the museum to keep them safe. eg no running!

L




NB: the toilets are open to the general public and therefore children should be accompanied by member of the school team.

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