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Corporate Health & Safety Risk Register


Entity: Corporate Health & Safety, Risk Assessment open, Current Risk version, Risk is open

Total
Service Residual Residual
Risk Description Potential Causes Potential Impacts Current Controls Residual
Area Likelihood Impact
Risk Score

Oonagh O'Doherty (Corporate Health & Safety Officer) Items in Group: 11

Corporate HS3 Risk that workplace Lack of understanding that an Workforce Safety & Welfare; Property Management Team 3 4 12
Health & Safety standards legislation will employer is required to ensure Financial;
be breached and so far as is reasonably Reputation; Asbestos Management Plan
commitments to practicable the health, safety Legal; Fire Risk Assessments
stakeholders not upheld and welfare at work of all its Business Continuity
(Asbestos Mgt; Fire Risk employees. Inconsistencies to Electrical & PAT Testing
Assessment; Electricity approach to ensuring
Legionella Management System and
(Fixed and Portable); compliance with legislation in
Schedule
Legionella Testing; relation to Premises
Security/Access/Egress) Management. Lack of Health & Safety communication &
policies/procedures; Lack of training to Premises Managers
knowledge; Unclear roles &
responsibilities Premises Managers have access to
shared Health & Safety network drive
Health & Safety Internal Audits
completed by external Consultant
Liaison with Emergency Planning Officer
regarding evacuation/emergency
procedures
Fire Evacuation Plans for all premises
Trained Fire Wardens
Covalent targets set for workplace
standards for all service areas
Premises Risk Assessments in place
which detail all workplace standards risks
Workplace standards considered at
Corporate and Service Health, Safety &
Wellbeing Meetings

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Total
Service Residual Residual
Risk Description Potential Causes Potential Impacts Current Controls Residual
Area Likelihood Impact
Risk Score
Corporate HS4 Plant & Machinery Lack of understanding that an Accident/Injury Individual Departmental controls in place 2 4 8
Health & Safety (Handling; Inspection & employer is required to ensure Reputation for equipment and machinery
Testing; Electricity; that all persons who use work Legal
Noise/Vibration; PPE; equipment have received Noise and Vibration Risk Assessments
Workplace Transport) adequate training for purposes for equipment completed
Risk that work equipment of health and safety including PUWER Assessments completed for all
legislation will be training in the methods which equipment and recommendations
breached. may be adopted when using implemented
the work equipment, any risks
which such use may entail and Workplace Transport Risk Assessments
precautions to be taken. completed
Traffic Management Plans in place
Lack of understanding that
employers are required to Statutory Inspection programme for
ensure that work equipment is mechanical, electrical, boiler, pressure
maintained in an efficient state, and lifting plant
in efficient working order and in
good repair.
Corporate HS14 Risk of an Lack of identifying and Workforce safety and welfare; Lone Working Risk Assessments and 2 4 8
Health & Safety employee working alone addressing the risk through a Violence/agression towards SSOWs in place for high risk areas
not being able to raise the risk assessment process; Lack employees
alarm as a result of an of training Departmental controls for Lone Working
incident/illness. Lone Working procedures reviewed
regularly at Health Safety and Wellbeing
Meetings
Corporate HS2 The risk that Council Lack of understanding that Workforce Safety & Welfare Documented Risk Assessments in place 2 4 8
Health & Safety work activities have not employers must make a Legal for all service areas in compliance with
been risk assessed. suitable and sufficient OHS 18001
assessment of health and
safety risks to employees and All service areas have Risk Assessments
others. & SSOWs in place and annual KPIs set
for all service areas
Internal and external audit processes
Corporate HS8 Risk that workforce Lack of understanding that an Insufficient competent persons; Health & Safety Induction for new 2 4 8
Health & Safety and contractors employed employer is required to provide Injury / Ill Health; breach in employees
do not receive appropriate informatin, instruction, training legislation
information, instruction, and supervision as is Corporate training needs identified
training or supervision at necessary to ensure, so far as Training requirements communicated to
appropriate times. is reasonably practicable, the all service areas
health safety at work of his
employees. Training reviewed monthly in Service
areas and quarterly on a corporate basis

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Service Residual Residual
Risk Description Potential Causes Potential Impacts Current Controls Residual
Area Likelihood Impact
Risk Score
Corporate HS11 Risk from lack of Lack of understanding fhat the Injury / Ill Health; Property Property Management Team 2 3 6
Health & Safety contractor management Council needs to satisfy damage
themselves that contractors are Financial Panel of Contractors
competent (ie they have Operational Screening of Contractors Health & Safety
sufficient skills and knowledge) Reputation Stakeholder Procedures
to do the job safely and without Confidence
risks to health and safety. Control of Contractors procedure agreed
Training to Premises Managers
Permit to Work system in place
Internal and external audit processes
Corporate HS15 Risk from lack of Lack of understanding of the Failure to implement/conform Health & Safety Audit arrangements 2 3 6
Health & Safety internal audits to benefit of having in place an with Health & Safety policy. within all Directorates
determine if the Council internal audit procedure that Legal implications
Health and Safety policy addresses the responsibilities, Accidents/incidents Audits & Housekeeping within all service
and arrangements are competencies and Reputation areas
being properly requirements for planning and Staff Morale External consultants completing audits
implemented and conducting audits, reporting across Council to ensure compliance with
maintained. results and retaining associated OHS18001
records.
Monthly, quarterly and 6-monthly Health
& Safety inspections completed by
Premises Managers, Service Managers
and Property Management
Corporate HS18 Risk of employees Lack of identifying and Workforce safety and welfare DSE risk monitored by Corporate Health, 2 3 6
Health & Safety sustaining injuries as a addressing the risk through a Safety & Wellbeing Committee
result of their workstation risk assessment process.
set up (ie) Repetitive DSE Risk Assessments completed for
Strain Injury/headaches high risk cases
etc. Objectives and targets set on Covalent
Council Learning Pool provides on-line
DSE Assessment facility

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Service Residual Residual
Risk Description Potential Causes Potential Impacts Current Controls Residual
Area Likelihood Impact
Risk Score
Corporate HS16 Risk that Lack of understanding that Workforce safety and welfare. Corporate Health & Safety Officer 1 5 5
Health & Safety opportunities for management reviews of the reporting quarterly to Health, Safety &
improvement will be health and safety policy and Wellbeing Committee chaired by Chief
missed due to lack of arrangements are required to Executive and attended by Directors,
management review. ensure their continuing Lead Officers and Trade Unions
suitability, adequacy and
effectiveness. Training delivered to senior managers
and elected members
Online Accident & Incident Reporting
System which also records all internal
and external audit items
Corporate Health Safety & Wellbeing
Committee acts as review mechanism
Monthly meetings between Corporate H
& S Officer and Lead Assurance Officer
Monthly meetings between Corporate H
& S Officer, Strategic Directors, Heads of
Service and Lead Officers for high risk
areas
Corporate HS5 Non-compliance with There is a risk that the Council Reputation Corporate Health and Safety Team in 1 3 3
Health & Safety existing and new health does not have robust Legal place
and safety legal mechanisms in place to identify,
requirements. keep up to date with and inform Environmental Health Department
workforce with rlevant communications
legislation. This may lead to a Access to Croner Health & Safety Legal
breach in legislation. updates via HR
Auditing by external consultants
Legal Register in place which covers all
service areas. Held on intranet and
maintained by Third Party Consultants.
This is reviewed on an annual basis
under OHS18001
Subscription to CEDREC which provides
monthly bulletins and H & S Legal
Updates. Accessed by Heads of Service
and relevant Service Managers.
Attendance at LASAN meetings

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Total
Service Residual Residual
Risk Description Potential Causes Potential Impacts Current Controls Residual
Area Likelihood Impact
Risk Score
Corporate HS9 There is a risk from Lack of understanding that an Breach in legislation; Health Safety & Wellbeing Committee 1 3 3
Health & Safety lack of consultation with amployer is required to consult Inappropriate systems chaired by Chief Executive and meets
employees to maintain his or her employees so as to Operational quarterly, from which corporate
H&S arrangements. make and maintain powerpoint template is generated and
arrangements to enable the communicated to all Service areas
employer and employees to co-
operate to promote and Health & Safety meetings within Service
develop safety, health and areas
welfare and to monitor the Quarterly Health & Safety updates to
effectiveness of those employees through Heads of Service
measures.
Monthly meetings between Corporate H
& S Officer, Strategic Directors, Heads of
Service and Lead Officers for high risk
areas