Friday, May 1, 2020

Risk Assessment for Working on or Near water

The topic under discussion today is very important in various aspects. Majority of workers died or lost their lives worldwide while working in or near water worksites projects. If we look back few centuries in past, the world of engineering was not much developed and long bridges, roads were not in abundance as today we see worldwide where we find a complete range of unbelievable masterpiece of advanced civil and structural engineering.
We will not believe that such long and high-rise bridge in fractures are built by the human species over the seas and long rivers. The huge masterpiece construction of the current era you can see in Dubai, the Middle East where they have made Palm Jumeira inside the sea.
There are several situations where we have projects in or near the water, that could be natural lakes (while making water reservoirs, or dams), making the seaports. The other examples could be the long and high structures of bridges over the sea or rivers. Although, as an employer or top management, we use our best techniques and technology in the development and construction of such in fracture, hire competent professionals including health and safety and engineering. Even that very serious incidents and accidents occurs and people get injured or even leads to deaths by
To control the severe ill-health and injuries, we must follow the legal compliance, standard operating procedures and sufficient qualitative or generic risk assessments should be carried out by the competent personals.

1. Legal Compliance

To protect and secure the employees, you as being as an employer, it is the legal and moral responsibility in the provision of the safe system of work, appropriate resources, the environment and the machinery, the health and safety training. As being the employer and or employee, the main legal compliance requirements of the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 applies to most situations of work near water if you are in the UK, and you have to follow OSHAD standards, legal compliance and technical guidelines.

2. Hazard Assessments

The HSE Document’s revised Risk Assessment from time to time a complete and detailed risk controlling in the workplace specific to the work near or on projects available from the HSE Document’s website at provides a very simple practical approach that can be used by the risk assessor to perform risk assessments for most work situations,

3. The Hazards

There are a series of critical hazards to be considered when working on or near water. These hazards include both safety and potential ill-health issues including, biological disease (contaminated water, Weil’s disease), manual handling, electrical, lifting hazards, slips, trips and falls, extreme weather conditions, or hit by objects etc.

4. Controls

The most important part of the HSE Document’s risk assessment is to evaluate the risk. The controls for such near or on the water services will be an as proper provision of personal protective equipment, the appointment of lifeguards, proper training, communications, coordination planning, inspections, supervisions monitoring, and reviewing, etc.

5. The available source of Information

To get more information for the risk and hazard identification, you can log on to our website at and download the risk assessments that are the complete source of such health and safety d documents.
Risk Assessment for Working on or Near water
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