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potential risks:

  • Fire 
  • Flood 
  • Electricity 
  • Gas leaks 
  • Unsafe Equipment 
  • Unsafe furnishings and fittings 
  • Unsafe electrical fittings and fixtures 
  • Unsafe storage of hazardous substances

areas of risk:

  • Community rooms/lounge 
  • Bedrooms 
  • Kitchens 
  • Community areas (halls, entrances, stairs)
  • Play areas 
  • Bathrooms 

safety features:

  • Fire fighting equipment eg. extinguishers , blankets, sand
  • Emergency procedures eg. evacuation in the event of a fire 
  • Smoke alarms 
  • Fire exits 
  • Staff training 
  • Security fixtures eg. electronic pads on doors, window guards, high placed handles
  • Safety/warning signs 

where you are most likely to find them:

  • Halls, Bathrooms, Outside kitchens 
  • Big buildings or most places where a lot of people are and where there isn't a simple escape route
  • Most rooms, mainly kitchens, halls etc 
  • Where they are most appropriate 
  • Should be used in all public places where staff are placed 
  • Hospitals, Day care, Elderly People homes 
  • Where they are needed, Hospitals, Schools etc 

risk assessment 

the 5 stages 

  • stage one - look for…


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