RISK MATRIX

HAZARD Identify the significant hazards present and the individuals that are exposed to these hazards.

For each HAZARD what is the:
SEVERITY Identify the potential for harm posed by the hazard;
LIKELIHOOD Identify the possibility of that harm occurring.

RISK From the Risk Matrix identify the RISK posed by the unconstrained hazard.
The definition of a RISK is the likelihood that harm from a particular hazard will occur and the consequences.

CONTROL MEASURES what can be done to mitigate the RISK?
Terminate – stop the activity. Treat – control measures eg rules, PPE, protection, training. Transfer – eg activity is undertaken by a specialist.

RESIDUAL RISK

With the control measures in place reassess and identify the RESIDUAL RISK

When the Residual Risk Category is LOW, then the assessment is complete and the information should be disseminated to those affected; remember the hazard is still present but with the control measures in place the risk is Tolerated.

When the Residual Risk is MEDIUM then additional control measures should be introduced in a timely way and the information contained within the assessment disseminated to those affected.

When the Residual Risk remains HIGH, activity must not proceed and the risks arising out of the hazards re-assessed to identify further risk reduction measures.

RISK ASSESSMENT

ACTIVITY: CLIMBING OR DESCENDING THE TOWER STAIRS, St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall

Note 1. The feasibility of fitting a handrail was reviewed on site in September 2013 by one of the Churchwardens, the Tower Captain, a Bell Ringer and a contractor. After discussion it was determined that the fitting of a handrail would further narrow the spiral staircase and effectively ‘move’ people ascending and descending further from the wall and toward the narrowing tread. The newel rope is considered to be the better device at this time.
March 2017 - The need of a metal handrail is being discussed further by the Bell Ringers who will report back to the PCC.

ACTIVITY: CARRYING ITEMS UP OR DOWN THE TOWER STAIRS, St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall

Note 2. Eg Maintenance of Bells, Clock, Broadband Antenna, access to the roof for any purpose that involves carrying something up the stairs.



ACTIVITY: ACCESS ONTO THE TOWER ROOF, St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall

Note 3. Churchwarden, Member of the PCC. AT PRESENT ACCESS IS FORBIDDEN



Prepared by: (print name) A H Crawford (signature) (date) 21st September 2016