Task 3 Risk Assessment

Topics: Personal computer, Unix, Digital Equipment Corporation Pages: 2 (475 words) Published: March 17, 2015
Unit: 25 Maintaining Computer Systems
Activity/Exercise: Job go to room B102
Dismantle workstation 92 and take I to the work shop
Assemble the workstation and test its functionality
Open case and clean inside
Remove RAM and upgrade to 8GB
Reassemble and test
Take workstation back and re test

No.
Activity

(step 1)
Hazards Identified

(step 2)
Who is Exposed

(step 3)
Risk
High, Medium, Low
(step 4)
Additional Controls

(step 5)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
1
Disassembling workstation on preparation to move
Electrocution
The Technician involved could be electrocuted also it could cause the buildings electricity to go off and shut down the whole building High
Make sure that all plugs are turned off then unplugged from the wall before unplugging the workstation 2

Back injury/ eye strain
The Technician doing the work
Low
All briefed to alter chairs so that they can sit a minimum of 75cm away from the screen, with their feet flat on the floor, sat upright, with elbows level with top of desk, so that they can rest their wrists on the desk in front of the keyboard. If users can not adjust chairs to sit in the desired position foot rests can be supplied. Users should aim to be sat looking down at the screen at an approx. angle of 20 degrees. All told to take breaks every hour for 15 minutes and no more than 3 hours use in 1 day. Avoid the use of flickering screens. Adjust contrast and brightness as necessary to avoid straining. Regularly cleaning of screens. Screens must be of sufficient size for the task. 3

Tripping
Anyone in the room or using the room can be exposed to tripping Low
All wires to be properly bundled and if possible set into computer desks so that no wires hang or trail. Wires to go down the back of/across desks to avoid trips.
All network wires to go over desks not over floors.

4

Security
The people exposed to this are only the people who leave their workstations left...
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