Health & safety Risk Assessment NVQ 5 Essay
Risk Assessment of new Power Bending Machine process
Unit / LO.AC
Evidence reference 4/4.6
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I had arranged with Richard Collier to meet with Bob Wellington at the start of the shift, we then proceeded to walk onto the shop floor to the bending machine area. I asked Bob what information, instruction and training had he previously been given with regards to the bending machine operation. Bob explained that he had worked for Express Ltd for approx twenty years and that his training had consisted of on-the-job training by a previous supervisor for approximately two-to-three week’s consultation of risk assessments was very sporadic.
I watched the bending process take place and observed and recorded the hazards associated with the tasks including the manual handling hazards of lifting & handling re-bar products. I recorded in my note book persons present during the bending operations to check at a later date their training records to ensure they have received adequate training.
After observing the bending process I looked at prioritising the associated hazards in order of the highest risk first, I also took an opportunity to utilise weighing scales present to check and determine the average weight of the heavier re-bar being handled, for use in the manual handling assessment.
When the activity had been