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:

 

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.

April 2021

Village Playing Field, Playground Area Fencing

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, maintained by Parish Council

May 2020

Goal Posts & Supports

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, maintained by Parish Council.

May 2020

Village Playing Field, Children’s Play Area Ground Surface

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, maintained by Parish Council.

May 2020

 

Village Seat

 

Low

Maintained, insured and repaired by Parish Council.

September 2020

Village Waste Bins

Low

Maintained and insured by Parish Council.

September 2020

Village Sign

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

July 2020

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.

April 2021

Picnic Tables

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

September 2020

Dog Waste Bin

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

Monthly

Playground Equipment

Medium/High

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

May 2020 & February 2021

Trees

Low

Checked and maintained on a regular basis by volunteer Tree Warden

Ongoing

Loss of money or goods caused by theft of employee ie fraud or dishonest

Low

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

 

Cheques require three signatories

April 2021

Street lights owned by Parish Council

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy.

 

Maintenance and repair contract with A & J Lighting Solutions.

August 2020

 

 

Maintenance undertaken annually.

Parish Strimmers x 2

High

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

September 2020

 

Stihl Combi Tool for Strimming/Pruning

High

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

September 2020

Stihl Vacuum Blower

Low

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

September 2020

Non-negotiable Money

& Cash/Uncrossed cheques held at Clerk’s home

Low

 

 

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

 

April 2021

Employers Liability

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy up to £10,000,000

April 2021

Public Liability

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy up to £10,000,000

April 2021

Personal Accident to Councillors, Clerk, employee or voluntary worker

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

April 2021

Libel and Slander

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy up to £250k

April 2021

Legal Expenses

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy up to £250k

April 2021

Legal Documents

Low

Kept in safe

April 2021

Electronic Records

Low

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

April 2021