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Risk Assessment in Electricity Room
Transcript of Risk Assessment in Electricity Room
In these pictures, we can see that everything is in order and well-organized. However, there are things which may seem unnoticed - and this may cause accidents and further danger.
Pictures Showing HAZARDS
Here are the pictures that show hazards due to irresponsibilities of those who are in concern. These hazards have different kind of levels, the same with its risks.
Table According to the Observation of the Workplace (Electricity Room)
Risk Assessment in Electricity Room
"Irresponsibility may cause hazards, carelessness may lead to risks."
1. Tangled Wires
2. Scattered Tools
3. Boxes Not Properly Kept
4. Open Wires
5. Heavy Boxes with
1. Tangled/ Scattered Wires
Tangled or scattered wires may cause electrical hazard because it may lead to a dangerous condition where a worker could make electrical contact with energized equipment or a conductor, and from which the person may sustain an injury.
What must be done in order to reduce or remove the risk is to organize the wires and make sure there are no tangled wires, tape the extension cords on wall or floors, and always unplug cords which are not in use for it may be a reason of unsafe condition wirings. Those people in concern like the maintenance and teachers must take actions in here as soon as possible to prevent danger on students and other people who will enter in the room.
2. Scattered Tools
Scattered tools on the floor are dangerous because it may cause people to slip that's why it is a slip or trip hazard. It is the result of a foot striking or colliding with an object, which causes a loss in balance, and usually a fall.
In order to reduce the risks, we must keep the floor area clean by putting the scattered tools in toolboxes or proper cabinets. One must also pay attention while he's walking and be responsible enough to pick up those tools to lessen the risks of falling in the next people who'll pass by. Everyone can do their part in picking up those tools and put it in its proper places, may it be the maintenance, teachers or the students ASAP.
3. Boxes Improperly Kept
Boxes that are not kept properly in cabinets may cause a fall hazard because if a person will try to get the boxes on top of cabinet, it may cause him/fall because of the heaviness. It is anything in the workplace that could cause an unintended loss of balance or bodily support and result in a fall. It may also be a reason for the objects inside the box to be scattered when it fell on the floor.
In order to address the problem, heavy boxes must be placed in proper places not on top of cabinets and proper care is required. Since this is a heavy task, maintenance must take the action in arranging the boxes ASAP.
4. Exposed/ Open Wires
Expose and open wires may cause an electrical shock hazard because electricity passes through the copper conductor (wires) and to avoid contact with person/life it is insulated by a non-conducting material like PVC (plastic) if wire is left exposed and the insulation has peeled/cut it carries a risk to life anyone coming in contact with it.
This is the reason why we need to put an electric tape on those open wires. This must be done by those who already can like the teachers and maintenance ASAP.
5. Lifting Heavy Boxes
Lifting heavy boxes with electrical stuffs may cause a lift hazard because reaching the load away from the back, increases the effective load, and places considerable strain on the shoulders, carrying loads on one shoulder, under an arm, or in one hand, creates uneven pressure on the spine, and then later on lead to further injuries.
In order to remove or reduce the risk, one must reduce the weight of boxes, or slide the box instead of lift, and may also ask the assistance of others for team lifting. However, the most applicable and safest way is to use carts when bringing boxes from one place to another. This can be done either by students or teachers whenever lifting is required.
Conclusion in Risk Assessment
We have concluded that at first the risk level is high compared to the revised risk level because we still don’t know the actions that must be taken in addressing the hazard. Second, we focus much on the risk of those hazards without considering the fact that we can do something about it. Lastly, we realized that if we know the right thing to do, we can avoid the risks of it - this is why the revised risk level is much lower than the first assessment. To add, we must also remember that each one of us has the responsibility to do our part in keeping our workplaces safe and danger-free area.
SAFETY BEGINS &
ENDS WITH YOU
Aileen Lara &
10 - CMR206
Here is a video regarding Electricty Safety Awareness:
In practical terms, a risk assessment is a thorough look at your workplace to identify those things, situations, processes, etc that may cause harm, particularly to people. After identification is made, you evaluate how likely and severe the risk is, and then decide what measures should be in place to effectively prevent or control the harm from happening.
What is a risk assessment?
Risk assessment is the process where you:
Analyze or evaluate the risk associated with that hazard.
Determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control the hazard.
Risk assessments are very important as they form an integral part of a good occupational health and safety management plan. They help to:
Create awareness of hazards and risks.
Identify who may be at risk (employees, cleaners, visitors, contractors, the public, etc).
Determine if existing control measures are adequate or if more should be done.
Prevent injuries or illnesses when done at the design or planning stage.
Prioritize hazards and control measures.