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Risk Assessment-Club Cart

Accessing Risks for Club Car Operation

1. Hazards

Driver competency and capability.

  • Driver not competent, unqualified or medically unfit to drive in (State).
  • Tired, ill, on medication or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Distressed whilst using in-car equipment or performs other in-car activities whilst driving (e.g. use of mobile phone, a navigation device, eating, drinking)

2. Risk/Consequence

  • Road traffic accident, major injuries possible fatalities.
  • Collusion with Pedestrian/Objects. Stress.

3. Existing Control Measures

Manager/Supervisor.

  • H&S Induction checks employee has valid Training & competent, the vehicle is business insured, brings this risk assessment to their attention.
  • Discourages contact whilst driving.
  • Manager completes the Driving for Work Checklist.

Employee.

  • Valid driving license for (State).
  • And the vehicle they drive.
  • Instruct manager of changes to driving license due to medical conditions. 
  • Does not drive if ill, feeling severe tiresome or taking medication that impairs ability.
  • Does not drink or drug drive? Does not use in-car devices, eat or drink whilst driving.
  • Wear seat belts and follows the road Code.

4. Hazard

Vehicle.
⦁    Not fit for purpose and not roadworthy.
5.    Risk/Consequence
⦁    Road traffic accident, major injuries possible fatalities.
⦁    Collusion with Pedestrian/Objects

6. Existing Control Measures

The employee carries out regular vehicle checks. Make sure that the vehicle has passed its MOT (State), and is regularly serviced.

7. Hazard

Journey duration/Job Hours.

  • Driving for long periods (Prolonged Duty Shift Timings). 

8. Risk/Consequence

  • Traffic accident, major injuries possible fatalities. Ergonomics issues, Stress.

9. Existing Control Measures

Manager/Supervisor.

  • Where practical eliminate the need to drive: e.g. Ensures employee workload allows appropriate journey time and planned frequent breaks.
  • Allows driver an overnight stop rather than taking a long duty Hour after a full day.

Employee.

  • Considers whether Long Hour Duty is avoidable.
  • Tries to drive in normal working hours.
  • Plans frequent breaks (recommended: 15 minutes every 2 hours) and, overnight stop if required. Adequate time to get to the destination.

10. Hazard

Journey time of day.
  • Driving late at night, very early in the morning between 2 pm and 4 pm when the driver is likely to feel sleepy.

11. Risk/Consequence

  • Road traffic accident, major injuries possible fatalities. Ergonomics issues, Stress.

12. Existing Control Measures

Manager/Supervisor. 

  • Encourages driving during normal working hours.

Employee.

  • Tries to avoid driving at peak travelling times, late at night, very early in the morning (2 am – 6 am) or between 2 pm – 4 pm, adequate time

13. Hazard

Journey weather conditions.
  • Driving during adverse weather conditions.

14. Risk/Consequence

  • Heat Stress, road traffic accident, major injuries possible fatalities.

15. Existing Control Measures

  • Employee. Review weather forecast and traffic report to assess whether it is safe to start driving externally.

16. Hazard

  • Work-related violence

17. Risk/Consequence

  • Increased risk from physical and verbal violence, Stress.

18. Existing Control Measures

  • The employee is aware of Road & tracks.

19. Hazard

Manual Handling.
  • Driver handling large, bulky or heavy work items into and out of the Club car and to point of use.

20. Risk/Consequence

  • Musculoskeletal disorders; persistent or occasionally disabling. Injuries, etc.

21. Existing Control Measures

  • Is Your Back Safe leaflet.
  • Minimise the amount by taking what’s needed.
  • Suitable handling aids: e.g. folding box trolley that is regularly inspected.

22. Hazard

Corners/blind spots.

23. Risk/Consequence

  • Road traffic accident, major injuries possible fatalities. Collusion with Pedestrian/Objects. Stress.

24. Existing Control Measures

  • Not installed. Recommended to be installed ASAP.
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