HART Services Scotland Ltd are able to develop client specific pre-rescue plans. The risk assessment identifies potential hazards allowing site specific training and the development of a safe system of work. The pre-rescue plan, the safe system of work and the measures adopted makes any work at height safer and ensures any rescue performed is managed with minimal risk to all involved.
If you require a site based team on stand-by for rescue and emergency evacuation, or dedicated personnel to operate alongside your work force, setting up safe systems of work for access & egress and to supervise the medical / rescue cover with specialist equipment, or a Consultancy site visit – we can help
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Regulation 3: of the Regulations – You must carry out suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments
So what is a Risk Assessment?
A Risk Assessment is an assessment of all risks in and around your place of work. This is any thing that my harm, yourself your employees and members of the public and the likelihood of risk or them occurring. You then need to decide what precautions you must take to prevent this to reduce the risks to an acceptable level, As Low As Reasonably Practable ALARP
Hazard & Risk:
Which is which? – And yes they are often confused.
Is something with the potential to cause harm (This cannot be controlled). A Tiger, Asbestos, Radiation, Adverse weather, Legionella bacteria, Chemicals, Dropped objects, Slips & Trips, Falls from Height, failure of an item of equipment..
This is the likelihood of the potential being realised, combined with the severity of the consequences. (This can be controlled) Is the chance, high, medium, or low that – someone will be harmed by the hazard? Risks include injury, disease, death, damage, breakages.
Hazard + Risk = Severity
Five Step Process
1: Look at the hazards
2: Decide who may be at harm and how
3: Evaluate the risks and decide whether the existing precautions are sufficient, or could you do more.
4: Record your findings
5: Review your assessment and revise if necessary.