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Computer Workstations in Rehab Clinics

MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS 1999

 

GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

  REF NO.

 

RA 1

 

 

 

TASK/OPERATION BEING ASSESSED

 

COMPUTER WORKSTATION IN REHAB CLINICS

 

 

 

PURPOSE/METHOD OF WORK

 

 

To use a VDU workstation for a variety of tasks, including word processing, accounting, record keeping, graphic design and general data input.

 

Use of the computer may be via a keyboard, a mouse or both.

 

1.      Switch on power to workstation.

2.      Run software appropriate to the task.

3.      Use keyboard or mouse to input information and commands

4.      Back up all data on the servers.

5.      Produce hardcopy of data documents.

6.      Shut down software package on completion of the task.

7.      Switch off power to workstation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

LEVEL OF SKILL/TRAINING REQUIRED

 

Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations

Electricity at Work Regulations

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge of operation of computer hardware and peripherals.

Knowledge and understanding of the appropriate software.

Knowledge of the outcome of any specific Display Screen Equipment assessments as required by the Regulations.

 

 

CHEMICALS/MATERIALS INVOLVED

HSC NO.

ASSESSMENT DATE

 

SPECIFIC WORK EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

 

Screen Cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer with Monitor and Keyboard

Optionally a mouse and a printer

Other peripheral equipment

 

 

 

MAIN HAZARDS IDENTIFIED

 

WHO WILL BE AFFECTED

 

CONTROL MEASURES TO REDUCE THE RISK

 

Work Related Disorders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stress/Fatigue/Eyestrain etc.

 

 

 

 

Effects from use of chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Hazard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VDU User/Pregnant Women

 

 

 

 

 

VDU User

 

 

 

VDU User

 

 

 

 

VDU User

 

Ensure workstation assessed in accordance with the Display Screen Equipment Regulations and complies with the Code of Practice on Visual Display Units.

Ensure users are aware of basic requirements of Display Screen Equipment Regulations and have competence to adjust workstations to comply with the above.

 

Operators to follow varied work regime and take 15 minutes break away from the workstation and after every hour of continuous use.

 

Ensure only approved substances and Safety Control Systems are used and assessments undertaken where required.

Ensure user awareness regarding potential hazards from toner and instructions for safe use as outlined in health and safety control sheet.

 

Ensure all electrical equipment tested in accordance with the PUWER Regulations.

Equipment must not be powered permanently with four gang leads.  All computers and peripherals should have individual socket outlets.

Ensure that any member of staff without the relevant competencies does not interfere with, or attempt to make repairs to electrical equipment etc.

 

 

MANUAL HANDLING RISK

 

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

 

Has a manual handling risk been identified    NO

 

Is the risk considered to be                           LOW

 

Is a further detailed assessment required        NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the answer to the above question is YES a separate manual handling assessment will be required to fulfil the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

 

 

 

Is training and instruction required                                    NO

 

Is there need for special accommodation                           NO

 

Is there need for test/examination                                       NO

 

Is all P. P. E. compatible                                                      N/A

 

 

 

FREQUENCY OF MONITORING (13)

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT REVIEW PERIOD

 

   N/A

 

 3 Months

 

6 Months

 

 1 Year

 

   > 1 Year

 

 

 

 < 1 Year

 

 2 Years

 

 3 Years

 

 4 Years

 

 > 4 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed ——————————————————————————————                 Post/Title ———————————————————–

 

Date ———————————————————————————————


 

Title:   

Computer Workstations

Prepared by: 

The Management Team

Issue/review date:

January 2018

Review date:   

January 2019

Status:

Approved – Care Home Manager

 

January 28, 2018

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