Hazard and Risk assessment of mobile equipment used on site.

Hazard type Risk Reduction Method
Electrical: - Flexible 3Ph+N+E 440V power extension leads plugs, sockets and connections. Possible injury from electric shock, electrocution, from severed, damaged or loose connections. Leads are tested on a regular basis. Machinery is earth tested and insulation tested.

Leads are visually inspected before and after use.
Hydraulic: - Flexible hoses carrying hydraulic oil under pressure of a maximum 1000 p.s.i. When working on high pressure. Flexible hose burst and possible injury to personal and or vapour mist which could be a possible fire hazard. Hoses manufactured and tested to recognised standards. Hoses visually inspected before and after use.
Lifting Equipment: - Breaking of lifting strops eyes and shackles. Possible injury to personal from falling equipment. Shackles and strops manufactured and tested to recognised standards and inspected on a regular basis.
Compressed Air: - Flexible hoses carrying compressed air up to 100 p.s.i. Possible injury to personal from burst hose or fittings. Hoses and fittings manufactured and tested to recognised standards. Visually inspected before and after use.
Operation of machinery: - Rotation of cutting edges Possible injury to operators. Only trained operators allowed to use machinery with personal protective equipment. All engineering Staff undergo training to enable safe shut down of equipment in an emergency.

Operation of machinery :- Mounting of rigs on customers machines. Possible injury due to falling equipment. Clamps and bolts inspected prior to use. Mounting holes or T-slots will be inspected before use, any defective mounting holes or T-slots will not be used and work may be refused.
Chemicals used on site :- De-greasing of inserts and cutting fluids Risk of fire. Inhilation of vapours. The solvent cleaner is stored in sealed 5 litre containers. Only small quantities of degreaser <1 ltr are dispenced into suitable containers for use by the engineers during working. The quantity used for each insert being ~30ml. The degreaser is only used in well ventalated areas.


Hazards outside our direct control.

In cases where there may be a risk increase due to poor installation or maintenance of the customer plant the operators will ask for immediate contact with the customerís Health and Safety representative and may refuse to work until remedies have been implemented.

Hazard type Risk Reduction Method
Lifting Equipment :- Use of on site gantry or crane Possible injury from falling equipment. If in doubt operators will request to see test certificates for the customers lifting equipment.
Electrical :- Connection to customers supply Risk of electrocution. If in doubt operators will ask for a test of any sockets that our equipment is to be connected to.
Compressed Air: - Connection to customers supply. Risk of connector failure. Risk of water pollution. If in doubt operators will ask for tests of any air connections that our equipment is to be connected to.
Height of working :- Access to areas outside normal reach. Risk of fall If in doubt of the suitability of platforms or trestles provided by the customer the operators will ask for a weight and stability test.
Cleanliness of working area :- Contaminates in working area Risk of trips and falls The operators will ask for the area to be cleaned prior to work commencing.
Mounting points on machine :- Fixing of rigs in machines Risk of falling equipment. The operators will NOT use any mounting points that they consider to be inadequate.
Noise :- Noise produced by adjacent machinary or general factory noise. Hearing damage due to long term exposure.

Operators may request that a noise level measurement is taken to assertain the risk level present in the locality. Where noise levels are acceptable for short term exposure, ear protection may not be required at all times, for increased safety this may overide the customers normal working practice.

Operators are provided with ear defenders. Where the operators deem that comunication is required for safe operation they may at their own descretion.

  • Work without ear protection for the minimal time possible before refitting their ear protection.
  • Request the adjacent machinary be closed down for a short period whilst a risk is increased.
  • Stop work.