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Does A Job Role Require A Risk Assessment?

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Following on from the Risk Perception thread

If you are doing a job role where there is risk, should there be a risk assessment done on the actual job?

ie if your job entailed risk for you as an individual for example you are required to go into a house with someone who might take you hostage should the actual job role have a risk assessment done? Do the police have risk assessments on the role of being a Police Officer or am I misunderstanding the point of what a risk assessment is and what its for?

Any thoughts / corrections welcome.

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Following on from the Risk Perception thread

If you are doing a job role where there is risk, should there be a risk assessment done on the actual job?

ie if your job entailed risk for you as an individual for example you are required to go into a house with someone who might take you hostage should the actual job role have a risk assessment done? Do the police have risk assessments on the role of being a Police Officer or am I misunderstanding the point of what a risk assessment is and what its for?

Any thoughts / corrections welcome.

You dont have to undertake a risk assessment for every job but apply the principles to the job activities likely to be encountered.

The legal requirement - from the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 - Reg 3

Risk assessment

3.—(1) Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of—

(a)the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and

(b)the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking,

3) Any assessment such as is referred to in paragraph (1) or (2) shall be reviewed by the employer or self-employed person who made it if—

(a)there is reason to suspect that it is no longer valid; or

(b)there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates; and where as a result of any such review changes to an assessment are required, the employer or self-employed person concerned shall make them.

(4) An employer shall not employ a young person unless he has, in relation to risks to the health and safety of young persons, made or reviewed an assessment in accordance with paragraphs (1) and (5).

(5) In making or reviewing the assessment, an employer who employs or is to employ a young person shall take particular account of—

(a)the inexperience, lack of awareness of risks and immaturity of young persons;

(b)the fitting-out and layout of the workplace and the workstation;

©the nature, degree and duration of exposure to physical, biological and chemical agents;

(d)the form, range, and use of work equipment and the way in which it is handled;

(e)the organisation of processes and activities;

(f)the extent of the health and safety training provided or to be provided to young persons; and

(g)risks from agents, processes and work listed in the Annex to Council Directive 94/33/EC(1) on the protection of young people at work.

(6) Where the employer employs five or more employees, he shall record—

(a)the significant findings of the assessment; and

(b)any group of his employees identified by it as being especially at risk.

In answer to the 'fookin elf and safety' contingent of HPC this regulation really just draws a principle established in civil case law (Edwards v NCB 1949) into the regulatory framework.

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Following on from the Risk Perception thread

If you are doing a job role where there is risk, should there be a risk assessment done on the actual job?

ie if your job entailed risk for you as an individual for example you are required to go into a house with someone who might take you hostage should the actual job role have a risk assessment done? Do the police have risk assessments on the role of being a Police Officer or am I misunderstanding the point of what a risk assessment is and what its for?

Any thoughts / corrections welcome.

Yes they do. The process would be as follows;

What are the forseeable hazards a policy officer will face, What is the risk of them materialising as injury / ill health, What controls can we put in place to control those risks. Are all those controls place.

Ex. Foreseeable Hazard = Violence and aggression

Risk - High (especially for Beat officers)

Controls - Violence and aggression training, self defense, body armour, communications, pairing up (if necessary), firearms / non lethal defence (if necessary)

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Thank you.

Just the information I need to cause more trouble. I'll have to construct a letter around the above over the weekend.

HPC is full of really useful knowledge and to be fair utter drivel at the same time. :)

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