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RISK MANAGEMENT

OF: LABORATORIES, PRACTICALS


AND FIELD TRIPS
Submitted by: Nirdosha Gamage AND Kasuni Liyanage Signature: Activity No. Date: 23-05-2011 SES019 School of Engineering and Science Team:Dr. Nirdosha Gamage Kasuni Liyanage Subject: Fly ash experiment

Activity Title: Experimental investigation of Cement composite with Fly ash as building material

HAZARD INFORMATION
Task Collecting and Storing materials Collecting fly ash Hazard Risk Rating Hazard Control New Rating Onus

Delay in procure material on time

Low

Contact Loy Yang Power station

Low

Measuring fly ash for experiments Measuring Cement

Could inhaled the dust

Medium

Wear dust masks and safety glasses Refer MSDS before handling the material and follow instructions Wear dust mask, safety glasses and safety glouse Obtain MSDS when purchasing lime. Hold the MSDS at the storage of lime so that everyone to refer. Wear dust mask safety glasses and safety glouse Refer MSDS before handling the material and follow instructions Wear safety glouse Broome the area to accelerate drying Use wet floor sign if required Wear safety glows

Low

Could inhaled the dust

Medium

Low

Measuring Lime (possible)

Could inhaled the dust and gasses when mixed with water

Medium

Low

Measuring sand

Could contact any germs

Medium

Low

Measuring and spraying Water

Could spill and make the floor slippery

Low

Low

Mixing Operating the mixer Electrical shocks, rapidly moving mechanical parts High Check safety switches are working and alert with the lab safety switches Check for any exposed leads and wires and report to the technical staffs Close the mixer with the lid before operating the mixer Low

Throwing mix off the mixer Moulding/ Pressing Pouring the mix to the mould

Low

Low

contact with the skin or eyes; Low or drop on the floor (slippery)

Ware safety glasses, glouse, and Low boots. Use and proper tools to handle the mix Always refer the datasheet for required amounts for moulding

Manual Pressing

Under measure or Overmeasure which makes unsuitable for testing Lid may break

Low

A lid should be selected so that a 100 kg could be withstand without bending the lid Wear safety boots and keep it dry

Low

May be a slippery surface Testing Compressive testing Flexural testing Proper apparatus may not found low

Four point bending test apparatus used for concrete beam tests will be used Use safety glasses and glouse

Low

Split material and harm to eyes or hands

ACTION (HIERARCHY OF CONTROL) TO BE FOLLOWED: 1.Elimination - Can the hazard be eliminated? 2. Substitution Can the hazard be substituted? 3. Isolation Can the hazard be isolated? 4. Engineering Can you change the way the hazard arises? 5. Administration Can training be undertaken? 6. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Protect your eyes/ears/arms etc.

RISK MATRIX Consequence Likelihood

Insignificant 1

Minor 2 H H M L L

Moderate 3 E H H M M

Major 4 E E E H H

Catastrophic 5 E E E E H

ABCDE-

Almost Certain Likely Moderate Unlikely Rare

H M L L L

Legend: E-Extreme Risk: Immediate action required/ Hierarchy of Control/ Management, Supervisor and Staff to be notified of hazard/activity- before any work undertaken. DO NOT proceed without permission. H- High Risk: Manager and staff need to be notified of hazard/activity. Do not proceed until controls are implemented to reduce risk to acceptable level. M- Moderate Risk: Manager and staff need to be notified of hazard/activity. Do not proceed until controls are implemented. L- Low Risk: Proceed with caution, notify supervisor of activity Do not proceed with activities which are assessed to have significant risks until risks are adequately controlled. Seek further help with control measures.