Types of Hazard

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  • Created on: 04-05-18 10:26
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  • Types of Hazards
    • Environmental hazards, such as crowded areas and wet floors that can cause slip + trip hazards
      • Worn vinyl flooring in the shower room in a hospital
      • A wet bathroom floor in a residential care home
      • Frayed carpet in the hallway entrance of a children's centre
    • Biological hazards, such as waste and body fluids that can cause the spread of infections and affect people's health
      • A used bandage left on a bed in a clinic
      • Soiled laundry left on the floor in a bathroom of a nursing home
      • Vomit on the floor of a children's play area that hasn't been cleaned up
    • Chemical hazards, such as cleaning agents and medication that can cause harm if not used and stored correctly
      • An unlocked medicine trolley on a hospital ward
      • An unlabelled cleaning fluid in the cupboard of an individual's home
      • Hot cooking oil left unattended in the kitchen of an after-school club
    • Psychological hazards, such as stress and violence that can affect people's physical and emotional wellbeing
      • Stress caused by people in a dentist's waiting room behaving in a challenging way
      • Tiredness caused by a high workload due to staff absence in a supported living schema
    • Working conditions, such as poor lighting and environments that are too hot or too cold that can cause harm and ill health
      • Noise and disruption to the reception area of an opticians due to maintenance work
      • A senior homecare worker that travels long distances in between individuals' homes
      • A child's bedroom that is very cold and has poor lighting
    • Working practices that are unsafe, such as lack of fire training or long working hours that can cause injuries, fatalities or ill health
      • Lack of supervision for new volunteers working in a support group for adults who have dementia
      • Lack of training for staff in a children's residential home on the procedures to follow when a faulty hoist is identified.
    • Lack of security systems, such as window locks and alarm systems that can cause security and fire risks
      • Faulty smoke alarm systems in a clinic
      • A broken security chain on an individual's front door
      • Lack of interlocking doors in a school


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