Risk Assessment

 

Great Maplestead Parish Council undertakes regular, systematic general examinations of working conditions, workplace activities and environmental factors to enable any and all potential inherent risks in its activities to be identified and assessed.

The Council is committed to take all practical and necessary steps to reduce or eliminate such risks, insofar as is possible.

 

    Risk Assessment Register

This has been produced to enable the Council to assess the risks that it faces and to satisfy itself that it has taken adequate steps to minimise them:

 

Physical Equipment, Open Spaces & Parish Areas

ITEM

RISK

PROBABILITY

RISK CONTROL

DATE

REVIEWED

Village Playing Field

Low

Insurance, including Public Liability Cover, arranged by Parish Council. VPF maintained  by Parish Council. Grass cutting arranged via St Giles CofE school contractor.

May 2017

Goal Posts & Supports

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, maintained by Parish Council.

May 2017

Village Playing Field, Children’s

Play Area Ground Surface

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, maintained by Parish Council.

May 2017

Village Seat

 Low

Maintained, insured and repaired by Parish Council.

May 2017

Village Waste Bins

Low

Maintained and insured by Parish Council.

May 2017

Village Sign

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

May 2017

Parish Notice Boards x 3

Low

Visual inspection by Clerk who would report any defects

Ongoing

Laptop & Printer

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, held at the private home of the Clerk.

May 2017

Picnic Tables

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

May 2017

Dog Waste Bins

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

May 2017

Playground Equipment

Medium/High

High health and safety risk. Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

May 2017

Trees

Low

Checked and maintained on a regular basis by volunteer Tree Warden

Ongoing

Loss of money or goods caused

by theft by employee - i.e. fraud

or dishonesty

Low

Fidelity Guarantee provided by Parish Council insurance policy covers any Councillor and the Clerk up to £250k.

Cheques require three signatories

May 2017

Street lights owned by Council

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy.

Maintenance and repair contract with A & J Lighting Solutions.

May 2017

Maintenance

undertaken

annually.

Parish Strimmers x 2

High

Health & safety risk assessment completed with Task Force. Insured and maintained by the Parish Council. Stored at Councillors home.

May 2017

 

Stihl Combi Tool for Strimming/Pruning

High

Health & safety risk assessment completed with Task Force. Insured and maintained by the Parish Council. Stored at Councillors home.

May 2017

Stihl Vacuum Blower

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council. Stored at Councillors home.

May 2017

 

Financial & Management

Non-negotiable Money,

Uncrossed Cheques & Cash

held at Clerk’s home

Low

  

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

May 2017

Employers Liability

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

May 2017

Personal Accident to

Councillors, Clerk, employees

or voluntary workers

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

May 2017

Libel and Slander

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy up to £250k

May 2017

Legal Expenses

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

May 2017

Legal Documents

Low

Kept in safe

May 2017

Electronic Records

Low

Back up hard-drive updated monthly and stored separately in Clerk’s home

May 2017