RISK ASSESSMENT & SAFE WORKING PROCEDURE

REF No.

C1

DEPT / AREA

BEDFORD STEELS

Coronavirus (updated with latest Gov. advice)

ORIGINAL DATE

25th March 2020

1st UPDATE

9th April 2020

LATEST UPDATE

13th May 2020

Activity / Task

ALL AREAS

ASSESSOR(S)

T.SHAW

RISK RANKING

LOW RISK 1-8

MEDIUM RISK 9-12

HIGH RISK 13-25

A.

Rank the Hazard (S)

Minor Injury No - Time Lost (1) Minor Injury - Time Lost (2) 7 Day Injury (3) Major Injury (4) Fatal Injury (5)

B.

Determine the likelihood of that injury occurring (L)

No Chance (1) Unlikely (2) Possible (3) Likely (4) Definite (5)

C.

Calculate the level of risk (risk rating) (T)

Hazard x Likelihood eg Major Injury x Possible = 4 x 3 = 12 (Medium Risk)

Work Area
- select hazards found and mark level of risk

S

L

T

Controls

S

L

T

1

Extremely vulnerable persons advised to shield by Government

4

3

12

Employees advised to shield for 12 weeks. Review before returning to work.

0

0

0

2

Clinically vulnerable person

4

3

12

Notice to be placed on notice boards asking for clinically vulnerable person to contact their GP for a letter. H & S Manager to review their employment position and allow to work from home if possible, re-deploy to alternative positions where they would be working on their own. Re-affirm standard safe distancing and cleaning measures. If possible identify additional measures to suit the specific individual.

4

2

8

3

Government & Company Coronavirus information

Number of memo's issued, Government and internal posters/notices displayed throughout the works.

4

Contact coronavirus from employees touching surfaces when arriving at site

4

3

12

Wash hands when arriving for work notices at clocking station, sink adjacent (light soap, heavy duty soap, fragrance free soap and pre/after work creams available).

4

2

8

5

Employees reporting to work displaying symptoms or if someone in their household is displaying symptoms

4

2

8

Managers/Supervisors to direct employee to NHS 111 if displaying symptoms, employees to leave site ASAP. Government posters on coronavirus symptoms placed on notice boards. Workarea/equipment that may have been touched/used to be cleaned if necessary.

4

2

8

6

Contact cornavirus from employees touching communial surfaces such as door handles etc

4

2

8

Employees to clean hands on arrival at work and after each toilet visit and before handling food. More frequent cleaning of doors/welfare facilities undertaken. Where posible doors wedged open to minimise surface contact. No hot desk working where possible. Anti bacterial wipes at key locations for additional cleaning. Due to nature of normal work activities most occupations require wearing of hand protection.

4

1

4

7

Employees reporting to work when someone in their household is displaying symptoms

4

3

12

Managers/Supervisors to direct employee to NHS 111 for advice on self isolation, employees to leave site ASAP. Depending on when notified, type of work area/equipment may be cleaned.

4

2

8

8

Gatherings of people (welfare facilities/clocking station)

4

3

12

Staggered breaks introduced, 2m distance/one per table notices put up in welfare facilities. Staggered start/finish shift times to prevent congregation at clocking station and changing areas. Floor markings on floor at 2m distance for aiding queue at clocking station. None essential meetings cancelled or arranged remotely (Video/Telephone conference etc). Only minimal essential attendees for meetings and social distancing maintained.

4

2

8

9

Non essential work, work that could be undertaken at home

4

2

8

Where possible employees to work from home. Measures in place to check the employees welfare.

4

1

4

10

Visitors to site

4

3

12

Minimised visits, stopped non essential. Anti bacterial gel placed in Reception/steel office.

4

2

8

12

Safe distancing (Offices)

4

3

12

Employees encouraged to ensure sufficient space between desks. Review indicated Warehouse ok, others are single worker area. Advised to keep visiting employees at a distance i.e. notice placed at door entrance.

4

2

8

13

Safe distancing (Lab)

4

3

12

Two/three occupents, Q Manager and Lab apprebntice, p/t mentor for app. Q Manager has own offshot office several metres distance. Lab area over two areas, need to minimise visits from Mill. Notice placed on external door.

4

2

8

14

Safe Distancing (overbank)

4

2

8

Single operator, more than 2 metres from others

4

1

4

15

Safe distancing (Furnace)

4

2

8

Single operator, more than 2 metres from others

4

1

4

16

Safe distancing (Mill Team)

4

3

12

"Distance between Mill stands is approx 1.8 metres, cogging roll is two man operation although distance is approx 1 to 1.5 metres. As bars proceed distance between operators is staggered and can be more then 2 metres. Latest government advice is • where it is not possible to remain 2 metres apart, staff should work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face if possible. Regular same team working where possible to minimise contact with other groups.

4

3

12

Safe distancing (Mill Team) roll change

4

3

12

Regular set teams of 2/3 have responsibility for indivdual rolls and are to be kept fixed in minimise contact with other groups/teams. Not possible to social distance due to nature of work.

4

3

12

17

Safe distancing (draw bench)

4

2

8

single operator at own work station

4

1

4

18

Safe distancing (nicking/cracking)

4

3

12

Operators are more then 2 metres due to work process/size of bars

4

2

8

19

Safe distancing (core shed)

4

2

8

single operator at own work station

4

1

4

20

Safe distancing (Wyko)

4

3

12

Operators are more then 2 metres due to work process/size of bars

4

2

8

21

Safe distancing (middle radiac)

4

3

12

"Operators are between 1.5 to 2 metres due to work process/size of bars. Latest government advice is • where it is not possible to remain 2 metres apart, staff should work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face if possible.

4

3

12

22

Safe distancing (inspection)

4

3

12

Operators are more then 2 metres due to work process/size of bars

4

2

8

23

Safe distancing (bumping/bundling)

4

2

8

Normally single operator at own work station, if two distance is more then two metres

4

1

4

24

Safe distancing (centreless grinding)

4

2

8

Normally single operator at own work station

4

1

4

25

Safe distancing (Reeler)

4

2

8

Normally single operator at own work station,

4

1

4

26

Safe distancing (Saw)

4

3

12

Normally single operator at own work station, if two operators - one at end of line distance is more then two metres

4

2

8

27

Safe distancing (drilling)

4

2

8

Single operator at own work station,

4

1

4

28

Safe distancing (core coating)

4

2

8

Single operator at own work station

4

1

4

29

Safe distancing (CNC)

4

3

12

Single operator at own work station

4

1

4

30

Safe distancing (Maintenance)

4

3

12

"Normally single operator at own workshop equipment (lathe, miller etc) if on plant - varies due to nature of work, to maintain 2 metres where everpossible. Latest government advice is • where it is not possible to remain 2 metres apart, staff should work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face if possible • where face-to-face contact is essential or team working, this should be kept to a minimum. Only two within MEWP's if absolutely essential."

4

2

8

31

Safe distancing (Lorry driver)

4

3

12

Single operator. When visiting other sites to adhere to their procedures and use hand sanitizer etc. Issued with own hand sanitizer that must stay in lorry for when visiting sites without suitable precautions. No other in vehicle unless absolutely necessary.

4

2

8

32

Safe distancing (FLT driver)

4

3

12

Single operator. When unloading delivery lorries, social distancing to be maintained. Own specific area for FLT and changing area etc. Can work on own and maintain 2 metre social distancing. Anti bacteria wipes provided for cleaning FLT controls if another FLT driver covers position for absence/holidays.

4

2

8

33

Company vehicles

4

2

8

Limited to one designated driver, cleaning before change to other users. No passengers unless absolutely essential.

4

1

4