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Risk Assessment

In compliance with School of Engineering Health & Saftey requirements a risk assessment was carried outat the beginning of the projetc to idendify potential hazards and ensure measures were in place to avoid harm.

Assessment number: 688 Date: 5-Nov-2006

Supervisor:
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"YMC"

Task:
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1) Using computers / electrical equipment
2) Using test rig"

Hazard:
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1) Electrocution, RSI,
2) Burn/electrocution from heater, misusing tools, burn from smoke machine, smoke inhalation"

People Affected:
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"Students"

Risks:
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1) Often exposed, low risk due to adequate working environment/equipment & awareness.

2) Regular exposure, however people are aware of the dangers and competent in the skills required."

Control Measures:
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1) Take frequent breaks. Ensure good practice employed with electronics.
2) Create guards around dangerous parts of the rig. Ensure tools used correctly and in a safe manner with regard to yourself and others.

Additional hazards were identified as the project progressed and are detailed below.

Task:
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1) Use of lasers

Hazard:
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1) Damage to exposed areas - particularly eyes

People Affected:
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"Students"

Risks:
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1) Exposure to laser radiation when conducting PIV experiments.

Control Measures:
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1) Laser safety training. Use of protective goggles. Using interlocks present in the room to prevent unauthorized access.