Managing Safely – Risk Assessment



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Managing Safely – Risk Assessment
Brief description of (insert sports/societies): Overview of Activity
Aberystwyth University Psychology Society (Psychsoc) is an academic society with the primary focus of providing both educational aid to students, as well as entertaining breaks from academic life. On a weekly basis society socials take place; these consist of games around local pubs, board game nights, and movie get togethers. Study sessions also take place weekly leading up to deadlines, where group study takes place lead by lecturers or the society’s academic representative.

Risk Rating Matrix

Increase Consequence





5

10

15

20

25

4

8

12

16

20

3

6

9


12

15

2

4

6

8

10

1

2

3

4

5



Increase Likelihood






20-25
STOP – Stop activity and immediate action

15-16
Urgent Action – Take immediate action and stop activity if necessary, maintain existing controls rigorously

8-12

Action – Improve within specified timescale


3-6
Monitor – Look to improve at next review or there is a significant change

1-2
No further action, but ensure controls are maintained and reviewed
A berystwyth University Students’ Union

Risk Assessment

Date Form [1] – [12/10/2018]


1




Activity: Socials

Assessor: Jodie Odell (Vice President of society)

Date











Personnel at Risk: Students/Staff/Public/Players/Supporters


Hazard


(cause harm)

Existing Risk Control Measures


Who Might Be Harmed



Risk Rating


L C R

Action/monitored by whom & When


NEW Risk Rating

L C R

Implementations

to reduce risk

New Risk Rating






Injury due to intoxication






Individuals falling over


Drinking members


3

2

6

Whom- A Hannington & K Metson
When- Ongoing socials

2

2

4

The acting social secretaries will watch over individuals who are drinking and help guide them around. If members are seen as drinking too much, they will be made to drink water and escorted home ASAP.

3-6





Harassment from non-members



Individuals wandering off alone


Drinking members


2


5

10


Whom- A Hannington & K Metson


When- Ongoing socials

1


5

5





The acting social secretaries will make sure they know exactly who is on each social and be able to contact them on social media or via phone. Regular check-ins with the social secretaries will identify if anyone is missing quickly and they will then be contacted and confirmed safe. If someone is being harassed police will be contacted

.




3-6

Poor reactions to drugs

People taking medicine on nights out


Individuals taking medication


2

5


10

Whom- A Hannington & K Metson
When- Ongoing socials

1

5

5

Anyone taking a medication on a social will be watched by one or both acting social secretaries in order to make sure any reaction is noted quickly, and adequate time between tablets is maintained. If needed a sick member will be escorted to A&E.

3-6

Eye strain from watching films.

Viewers who do not know potential eye damage.


Viewers

2

3

6

Whom- A Hannington & K Metson


When- Movie night socials

2

2

4

Make sure all members know the importance of breaks during long sittings, and have the social secretaries enforce breaks between films if more than one is being watched.

3-6

Falling over board game parts.

Objects angrily thrown during games or dropped.

Anyone in the room

3

2

6

Whom- A Hannington & K Metson
When- Board game night socials

1

2

2

Make sure that everyone knows that anything they drop purposely must be picked up straight away. Before new games can be given out all present ones out must be put away and returned.

1-2



2




Activity: Academic meetings

Assessor: Jodie Odell (Vice President of society)

Date











Personnel at Risk: Students/Staff/Public/Players/Supporters



Hazard

(cause harm)

Existing Risk Control Measures


Who Might Be Harmed



Risk Rating


L C R

Action/monitored by whom & When


NEW Risk Rating

L C R

Implementations

to reduce risk

New Risk Rating






Tripping over bags/cables from other students






Objects left carelessly around the area


Anyone in room


2

3

6

Whom- R - Murphy
When- Ongoing study socials

2

2

4

Committee members around the room will make sure any tripping hazards are moved out of the way where possible, and that verbal warnings are given out where not.



3-6

Upset caused by coursework

Misunderstanding coursework

Any student in the room


4

3

12

Whom- C – Wilkinson-Silk
When- Ongoing study socials

2

3

6

Make sure all relevant information for work is accessible by all, and include regular breaks for people to relax in. Have lectures or older students present in sessions in order to ask questions and give reflective guidance.

3-6




These are the International published safety guidelines for: Psychology Society

The above Risk Assessment should be AGREED and signed by all parties below:


____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AU Opportunities Manager AberSU Activities Co-ordinator AberSU Activities Officer


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