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Risk Assessment Pressure washer February 2021

Hazards

Probable2  injury or Reason

Person at risk

Current control measures

Action required

Actioned by/date

Probability x severity = impact

 

Starter pull cord

Impact of arm on adjacent obstacle or person

User

Staff

Public

 

Evacuate area prior to use.

 

 

 

1x5=5

Noise from machine motor

Damage to hearing

User

Staff

Public

Use ear defenders. 

Evacuate area prior to use.

 

 

1x5=5

 

Wand operation

Eyes, ears impact of high pressure water

User

Staff

Public

Evacuate area prior to use.

Never point wand at others.

Maintain lookout for spectators.

 

 

 

1x5=5

 

 

Trips on low or high pressure hose

Trip on hose

User

Staff

Public

Evacuate area prior to use.

Work carefully moving slowly to avoid tripping.

 

 

2x3=6

Hot motor parts

Burns to hand

User

Do not touch hot parts

 

 

1x5=5