>Each stage of the process is covered thoroughly on our GOSH Managing Safely course, with plenty of time and opportunity to ask the trainer if you are not ere about anything. The course is arranged so that you are able to complete the project step by step over four days. The project assessment is based on your own work environment. The person marking the assessment will not be the trainer who taught you and will not know anything about your workplace.
While this gives you some valuable license, which may be helpful, you will need to make sure you explain clearly things which may be obvious to you and those who work around you. You also need to be consistent as each part of the assessment relates to the others. As with all assessments, the best advice is to read carefully what each of the sections requires and take your time. To gain the accreditation there is also a multi format exam to complete, weve put together some tips for completing the GOSH exam.
The project consists of a series of six forms you will need to complete and these follow a logical sequence: Silicon Beach Training 86 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BIN PAP +44 (0)1273 PAGE 2 Co intents Part 1 – Description of the work tasks that are your responsibility Part 2 – 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 86 Gloucester Road, Brighton, PAP +44 (0)1273 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, it can be very difficult to describe the workplace accurately without one. Typical things to include would be: ; Outline of the workplace, marking doors, windows, roller shutters, emergency exits, stairs, etc, giving dimensions where appropriate ; Position of desks, benches, machines or other equipment and, if relevant, any power/compressed air sources, etc. Brief description of the workplace, egg “carpenters’ workshop”, “sales office”, “car park”, “warehouse”, 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, even if they are not on a regular basis. Don’t forget to include people such as: Employees who generally work elsewhere in the organization but may sometimes or occasionally be there, for example to collect goods/stationery or use the photocopier, etc. Contractors – including service engineers, cleaners, etc. ; Any visitors – e. G. Peps or perhaps members of the public, 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, indicating roughly the frequency of their presence -? e. G. Cleaners will probably be there every day after working hours, service engineers perhaps once a month, employees PAGE 4 from other parts of the establishment several times a day, etc.
Description of permanent and/or temporary pieces of equipment and substances used in your work environment Equipment -? depending on your workplace, this may include: ; Tools – indicate whether these are hand tools, power or battery or air powered tools and the number of these present ; Computer equipment ; Cleaning equipment – especially electrical appliances ; Ancillary equipment, such as fans, fax machines, shredders, 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 o time, egg cleaners’ equipment Us absences: ; List the substances used with an indication of the amounts involved ; Indicate the nature of any substances,- egg Capital Green CGI Floor Cleaner 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 Trait-ling ; 86 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BIN PAP +44 (0)1273 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, e. G. Welder, computer, etc. All the activities of the people you have listed as working in the area, not forgetting cleaning and maintenance ; The use of relevant equipment (or substances) you have listed in the previous section – e. G. Driving of fork lift trucks, cleaning components, etc. page 6 part 2 of our guide to completing your GOSH Project assessment looks at completing the Hazard Checklist. On this shouted are asked to identify three hazards associated with aspects of the workplace you have described in Part 1 Description of the location ; Give a short, but adequate description of where the hazard is, 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, but it must relate to the location just identified.
Number and occupation of people affected ; Don’t forget to give the number, as well as the occupations of the people who may be affected – egg” 3 engineers” or “1 secretary/’ ; Also, don’t forget to fill in the Company, Department and Site name at the top of the form. Risk assessment recommended (Yes or no required) If, for some reason, you don’t recommend a risk assessment, you will need to explain why. It is much easier to select a location and hazard that does require a risk assessment and tick the “yes” box! 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 Equipment or Substance ; Give a brief description of three pieces of equipment or substances. A brief description is all that is required, just make sure you use pieces of equipment or substances you have already identified. Only a short description is required, but it must relate to the equipment or substances have identified. Who may be affected – egg” 3 engineers” or “1 secretary/’ ; Again, the Company, Department and Site name must be completed at the top Of the form. ; As before, if you don’t recommend a risk assessment, you’ll need to explain why. It is much easier to select some equipment or substances that do page 8 This should be completed in exactly the same way as Part 2 and Part 3. Description of the Activity ; Give a brief description of three activities. A brief description is all that is squired, just make sure you use activities you have already identified in Part substances you have identified. Ho may be affected – egg” 3 engineers” or” 1 secretary’ ; Again, the Company, Department and Site name must be completed at the top of the Risk assessment ; For this sheet, all the activities must require risk controls, otherwise you cannot satisfactorily complete the rest of the project and will lose a great many marks as a result. page 9 This section is worth quite a few marks, so it is worth working through carefully. It looks quite complicated at first, but it is really only an expansion f some of the information you have already given in the previous sheets. 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.