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The As with all assessments. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . You also need to be consistent as each part of the assessment relates to the others. we’ve put together some tips for completing the IOSH exam. you will need to make sure you explain clearly things which may be obvious to you and those who work around you. While this gives you some valuable licence. The project assessment is based on your own work environment.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training .Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 1 Introduction Part of achieving your IOSH Managing Safely accreditation involves completing a project assessment about your workplace. with plenty of time and opportunity to ask the trainer if you are not sure about anything. Each stage of the process is covered thoroughly on our IOSH Managing Safely course. which may be helpful. person marking the assessment will not be the trainer who taught you and will not know anything about your workplace.info@siliconbeachtraining. To gain the accreditation there is also a multi format exam to complete. The project consists of a series of six forms you will need to complete and these follow a logical sequence: Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. The course is arranged so that you are able to complete the project step by step over four days.co. the best advice is to read carefully what each of the sections requires and take your time. Here we’ve put together our IOSH Project Assignment guide to help you complete your assessment. Brighton.

Hazard Checklist: Location Part 3 – Hazard Checklist: Equipment and Substances Part 4 – Hazard Checklist: Activities Part 5 – Risk Assessment Form Part 6 – Risk Control Form Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training .Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 2 Contents Part 1 – Description of the work tasks that are your responsibility Part 2 .co. Brighton. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 .info@siliconbeachtraining.

employees Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. it can be very difficult to describe the workplace accurately without one. • Contractors – including service engineers. etc. • Any visitors – e. cleaners. etc. Don’t forget to include people such as: • Employees who generally work elsewhere in the organisation but may sometimes or occasionally be there. indicating roughly the frequency of their presence – e. “warehouse”. if relevant. eg “carpenters’ workshop”. etc. roller shutters. for example to collect goods/stationery or use the photocopier.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 3 Part 1 – Description of the work tasks that are your responsibility A brief description/sketch of the location(s) Although a sketch is not specifically required. benches.info@siliconbeachtraining. etc. Description of the people who work or visit the area regularly or from time to time and how often they’re there List all the people who may be present.g. etc. “sales office”. “car park”. even trespassers if these are anticipated • For each of these groups of people don’t forget to indicate those regularly work there and those who are there from time to time. stairs. reps or perhaps members of the public. Typical things to include would be: • Outline of the workplace. windows. giving dimensions where appropriate • Position of desks. any power/compressed air sources. emergency exits.co. • Brief description of the workplace. cleaners will probably be there every day after working hours.g. marking doors. service engineers perhaps once a month.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training . machines or other equipment and. even if they are not on a regular basis. Brighton. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 .

uk Follow Silicon Beach Training . etc. etc Consistency: • Make sure you list here any equipment you have indicated in your previous description/sketch and that certainly all large pieces of equipment are also shown in the description/sketch • Also make sure you list here any equipment likely to be used by anyone you have listed in the previous section who may only work in the area from time to time. fax machines.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 4 from other parts of the establishment several times a day. such as fans. Description of permanent and/or temporary pieces of equipment and substances used in your work environment Equipment – depending on your workplace.co. power or battery or air powered tools and the number of these present • Computer equipment • Cleaning equipment – especially electrical appliances • Ancillary equipment.info@siliconbeachtraining. this may include: • Tools – indicate whether these are hand tools. etc.– eg Capital Green CG04 Floor Cleaner Consistency: Don’t forget to include cleaning substances that may be used by cleaners or others you may have listed as working in the area in the previous section Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. eg cleaners’ equipment Substances: • List the substances used with an indication of the amounts involved • Indicate the nature of any substances. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . shredders. Brighton.

co. Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. etc. e.g. cleaning components. Brighton. driving of fork lift trucks.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 5 Description of the activities carried out within your work environment Look back at the sections you have already completed to make sure you don’t forget anything – for example: • The use of machinery you have indicated in your description/sketch. welder. computer.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training . not forgetting cleaning and maintenance • The use of relevant equipment (or substances) you have listed in the previous section – e. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . etc. • All the activities of the people you have listed as working in the area.g.info@siliconbeachtraining.

Brighton.co. It is much easier to select a location and hazard that does require a risk assessment and tick the “yes” box! Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. Risk assessment recommended (Yes or no required) • If. On this sheet you are asked to identify three hazards associated with aspects of the workplace you have described in Part 1.Hazard Checklist: Location Part 2 of our guide to completing your IOSH Project assessment looks at completing the Hazard Checklist.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training .info@siliconbeachtraining. making sure it makes sense in relation to your sketch /description of your workplace in Part 1. Description of the hazard • Only a short description is required.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 6 Part 2 . but it must relate to the location just identified. for some reason. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . but adequate description of where the hazard is. you don’t recommend a risk assessment. don’t forget to fill in the Company. Description of the location • Give a short. as well as the occupations of the people who may be affected – eg “ 3 engineers” or “1 secretary” • Also. you will need to explain why. Number and occupation of people affected • Don’t forget to give the number. Department and Site name at the top of the form.

Risk assessment recommended (Yes or no required) • As before. you’ll need to explain why.info@siliconbeachtraining. A brief description is all that is required.co. as well as the occupations of the people who may be affected – eg “ 3 engineers” or “1 secretary” • Again. Number and occupation of people affected • Don’t forget to give the number. Description of the Equipment or Substance • Give a brief description of three pieces of equipment or substances.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 7 Part 3 – Hazard Checklist: Equipment and Substances This should be completed in exactly the same way as for Part 2. Description of the hazard • Only a short description is required. but it must relate to the equipment or substances you have identified. just make sure you use pieces of equipment or substances you have already identified. Brighton.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training . if you don’t recommend a risk assessment. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . the Company. It is much easier to select some equipment or substances that do require a risk assessment and tick the “yes” box! Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. Department and Site name must be completed at the top of the form.

A brief description is all that is required. Risk assessment • For this sheet. but it must relate to the equipment or substances you have identified. all the activities must require risk controls. Brighton. just make sure you use activities you have already identified in Part 1.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training . Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . the Company. as well as the occupations of the people who may be affected – eg “ 3 engineers” or “1 secretary” • Again.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 8 Part 4 – Hazard Checklist: Activities This should be completed in exactly the same way as Part 2 and Part 3. Description of the hazard • Only a short description is required.info@siliconbeachtraining.co. otherwise you cannot satisfactorily complete the rest of the project and will lose a great many marks as a result. Number and occupation of people affected • Don’t forget to give the number. Department and Site name must be completed at the top of the form. Description of the Activity • Give a brief description of three activities.

rather than descriptive ones. If you don’t. for example “corrosive substance leaking from container resulting in burns to hands” or “use of display screen equipment for prolonged periods causing musculo-skeletal strain”. Assessment of risk • Use numerical values. hazardous event and expected consequence • Three things are required here. During the training you will have studied risk assessment in detail and will be familiar with this form by the time you get to the project. It looks quite complicated at first.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training .info@siliconbeachtraining. BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . Work activity • Make sure you use the work activities you have identified in Part 4.co. so it is worth working through carefully. but it is really only an expansion of some of the information you have already given in the previous sheets. Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 9 Part 5 – Risk Assessment Form This section is worth quite a few marks. you won’t score any marks at all for this sheet! Hazard. or H/M/L. People affected • Look back to Part 4 to see what you entered there and make sure you are consistent. Brighton.

Brighton.Completing your IOSH Project Assignment PAGE 10 Part 6 – Risk Control Form You need to complete this form using the activity hazards from Part 5. as you get marks for these. • You are then asked to identify existing risk controls and further risk controls required. • Don’t forget to complete the boxes at the top (Company.. otherwise you will not get any marks for this sheet. Signature. which of course must be less than that identified in the assessment in Part 5. And finally…. Department and Site Name) and bottom of the page (Date. • In the last column you need to describe the monitoring required in relation to the residual risk.uk Follow Silicon Beach Training . this would probably be at least weekly. • Note that the first column requires you to identify the work activity and the risk level (taken from the assessment in Part 5). BN1 4AP +44 (0)1273 622272 . Don’t forget that you also need to give an indication of the frequency of this monitoring. For something like use of PPE. etc). monitoring would be workplace inspections to ensure that the PPE provided is being used correctly. Now leave it alone for a while.co. go back with fresh eyes and check it to make sure you have been consistent and followed all the instructions correctly. So. if not daily. You then have to calculate the residual risk. if you have identified PPE as a further risk control.info@siliconbeachtraining. Silicon Beach Training Silicon Beach Training · 86 Gloucester Road.

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