Office Equipment Risk Assessment Form – Guillotine
This Guillotine Office Equipment Risk Assessment Form can be used to manage the hazards presented by the use of the paper cutter/guillotine. Many offices have new roller blade cutters, but some still use the old fashioned pull handled type. The risk from one of the new ones is minimal, but if your office has an older one this is for you.
This Office Guillotine 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 your office paper cutter/guillotine.
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 a Guillotine Risk Assessment. 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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