Office Equipment Risk Assessment Form – Cleaning Equipment
This Office Cleaning Equipment Risk Assessment Form can be used to manage the hazards presented by the use of office cleaning equipment. Much of this equipment you will find in your own homes and you use it every day without thinking about any trip hazards or fire risks you may unwittingly create. So using this document can help you see beyond the obvious, so as not to create unnecessary problems.
This Office Cleaning Equipment Risk Assessment Form (Example) has been filled in to illustrate the sort of issues that may need consideration when carrying out an office risk assessment on cleaning equipment.
Carrying out an Office Risk Assessment is an important part of managing risks around the workplace. The purpose of this worked example is to give the employer a helping hand in how to see the workplace when doing Office Risk Assessments. For more general advice on completing risk assessments please look at our Guidance Notes on Completing Risk Assessments.
As this example draws on a variety of real life situations, some of the hazards identified may be relevant for the business, others may not. Likewise, with both the “existing controls” and the “further controls/actions” needed; some may apply and others will not. How the control measures differ will depend entirely on the relevant company’s current health and safety procedures, but those shown provide an idea of how they could work.
Please be aware that carrying out the Risk Assessment is not a stand-alone task. Rather it should be the first step in helping to ensure that the workforce (and anyone else who may be affected) is as safe as reasonably practicable.
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