MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK REGULATIONS 1999
GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT
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.
SPECIFIC WORK EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
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
Effects from use of chemicals
VDU User/Pregnant Women
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
> 1 Year
< 1 Year
> 4 Years
Signed —————————————————————————————— Post/Title ———————————————————–
The Management Team
Approved – Care Home Manager