Monday, February 27, 2023




This Risk Assessment covers the Split AC Unit Dismantling. The technical safety document “Split AC Unit Dismantling" is uploaded for the Worldwide QHSE PROFESSIONALS by HSE DOCUMENTS and the objective of this Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment document is to provide full support to the technical and Split AC Unit Dismantling. This risk assessment” Split AC Unit Dismantling” will provide you with basic information and answers to various queries such as How to safely remove an air conditioner? What is the risk of an HVAC/Split AC system? How do I disconnect a split system? How much clearance does a split system need?

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1. Falling from height

2. Slips and trips.

3. Fire/explosion

4. Manual handling

5. Hot works

6. Use of hand tools 

7. Use of electrical equipment

8. Use of extension leads.

9. Defective equipment Before Starting a Machine

10. Dismantle of Split AC Units Transport of Dismantled units/material

Hazard / Hazardous Situation

1. Fall of men from Ladder/scaffold.

2. Fall of material from Height.

3. Injury from using a hack saw cutter etc.

4. Dust, debris 

5. All technicians, and tradesmen nearby, may suffer sprains, bruising, or fractures if they trip over objects, such as work debris, or slip-on spillages.

6. All operatives in the vicinity could suffer from smoke inhalation or burns.

7. Operators/Technicians risk injury, particularly to the back, from lifting and handling heavy or awkward objects, e.g., Split AC indoor and outdoor units and other supporting structures.

8. Operators/Technicians and nearby tradesmen at risk from burns/fire.

9. Operatives could suffer injuries when using hand tools.

10. Electrical shock,

11. Burns and fire.

12. Power leads present a tripping hazard- (Cuts/abrasions, muscular-skeletal and other physical injuries)

13. Traffic collision 

14. Fall of material

Who Might be at Risk?

AC Technicians/Operatives working near or involved in the dismantling work Others working in the dismantling work are also at risk.

What would be the result of this risk?

1. Head & foot injuries due to falling off objects.

2. Sprains, bruising, or fractures if they trip over objects, such as work debris, or slip-on spillages.

3. Suffer from smoke Inhalation.

4. Risk injury particularly to the back,

5. Skin burns

6. Fire

7. Electrical shock,

8. Burns and fire,

9. Death

10. Operatives and others risk potentially fatal injuries if they receive a shock from faulty electrical equipment or while working with live electrical sources.

11. Cuts, abrasions, eye injuries, and breathing difficulties.

12. Death or serious

13. Physical injuries (head, eyes, foot hand)

14. Asthma

15. Cuts

16. Manual handling

Control Measures

1. Where required platforms, with guardrails to be used.

2. Conduct a PEP talk before loading/unloading.

3. Proper supervision

4. Use safety boots and hard hats

5. All operators wear safety boots – ‘no boots, no job’ policy. Good housekeeping, e.g., debris put in a skip, brush available to use to keep the work area clear.

6. All trailing cables in the work area were hung up or otherwise kept out of harm’s way.

7. Safe route to job agreed with site manager based on on-site health and safety plan.

8. Manager to check on-site housekeeping during visits.

9. Include in site induction before beginning work on day one.

10. Suitable fire extinguisher kept in the site office and welfare block.

11. Good housekeeping is monitored by the supervisor.

12. Where possible, mechanical means to be used to transport materials.

13. Where the movement requires short distances, operatives will use barrows or where this risk is the minimal passage of materials between numbers of operatives.

14. All materials will be below the recommended guidelines for manual handling lifting the weight of 25kg.

15. Remind operatives of the safe system of work at site induction.

16. All hot works areas are to be cleared of any debris, fire extinguishers are to be always kept close, and fire blankets used where needed. 

17. Hot works permits will be in place and hot works guidelines will be adhered to. Smoke alarms are to be isolated locally. Firewatcher is to be appointed who will check for smoldering material for no less than 1 hour after hot work is completed.

18. Management monitor tools for deterioration through use. Tools to be replaced when necessary. 

19. Operatives were instructed on the correct method of use and maintenance requirements at induction.

20. Suitable eye protection is to be provided whenever there is a risk of flying objects or pieces of the tool breaking off.

21. Sharp tools to remain sheathed when not in use.

22. A pre-use check is conducted by users.

23. All electrical equipment brought on to the site must have been electrically tested.

24. Ensure that workers know how to use the electrical equipment safely.

25. Ensure there are no trailing cables that can cause people to trip or fall.

26. Stop using the equipment immediately if it appears faulty – have it checked by a competent person.

27. Consider using a residual current device.

28. Careful location

29. Sufficient outlets to support the range of equipment normally used. 

30. Use extension leads and adaptors only where necessary.

31. Leads length and rated high enough for the job.

32. Use of cable covers where cables are a trip hazard.

33. Use one adaptor per socket only, adaptors should not be plugged into adaptors.

34. Any unsafe electrical items removed from use to a secure location until properly repaired/disposed of Visual inspections of electrical equipment before use.

35. No one must be permitted to bring their electrical equipment onto the premises unless that equipment has been electrically tested.

36. Check that the machine is complete, with all safeguards fitted, and free from defects. The term safeguarding includes guards, interlocks, two-hand controls, light guards, etc.,

37. Check that the supplier provides the right safeguards.

38. Ensure every static machine has been installed properly and is stable.

39. Make sure the machine is properly switched off, isolated, or locked off before taking any action to remove blockages, clean, or adjust the machine.

40. All Personnel equipment Shall be worn by workmen.

41. Sufficient workmen / Rigger shall be engaged for dismantling and uploading of Units/material.

42. Use of safety helmets, Shoes, and Florescent

43. Jackets and other relevant PPEs ensured for all workers.

44. Tools and materials shall not be scattered.

45. Conduct a PEP talk before loading/unloading.

46. Only inspected vehicles found fit shall be engaged.

47. The condition of the vehicle shall be checked and approved before the transport of units/material.

48. The units/material shall be firmly placed in the truck.

49. Units shall be tightly secured using Nylon ropes.

50. A vehicle with suitable platform & foldable side gates shall be engaged to prevent the fall of items.



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