problem1. VWR is a new company that hired 65 people and provides commercial cleaning services to numerous organisations throughout the country. Some employees have currently been injured and/or suffered ill-health while working on customer’s premises.
The Human Resources Director of the company has decided to review the overall risk assessment exercise. As a safety and health officer you have been asked to advise and assist the Management in this risk assessment exercise.
i) Illustrate the factors which should be considered while carrying out the risk assessment exercise.
ii) How would you ensure that hazards or hazardous tasks are systematically being identified, assessed and controlled effectively to ensure the better health and greater safety of personnel?
iii) Determine five major hazards which the cleaners are likely to be exposed. For each hazard describe how they might be harmed and provide the control measures which must be executed to diminish the risk to a level which is as low as reasonably practicable.
problem2. describe and discuss the provision of the Occupational Safety & Health Act 2005 with regard to risk assessment.
problem3. Examine three options for machinery risk reduction.