OBUHSN-28 Appendix 2: Potential hazards

  • Fire doors and other evacuation and escape routes. (OBUHSN-09)
  • Escape routes for handicapped users
  • Limitations on use by handicapped people.
  • Normal access:
  • The maximum number of people permitted in the room. (Applies to lecture/seminar rooms, laboratories and open plan offices only)
  • Precautions to be observed during visits by:
  • Visitors and Conference delegates. (NB Porters and cleaning staff are "visitors" (OBUHSN-13)
  • Children (OBUHSN-15)
  • Means and methods of summoning assistance (OBUHSN-09):
  • In normal working hours
  • Outside normal working hours. (OBUHSN-30)
  • First aid cover (OBUHSN-10)
  • In normal working hours
  • Outside normal working hours. (OBUHSN-30)
  • Uniquely Faculty/Directorate health and safety topics. e.g. micro-organisms, lasers etc.
  • Electrical safety (OBUHSN-18)
  • Ventilation, normal or special in case of certain machines or photocopiers.
  • Lighting
  • Emergency arrangements
  • Machinery and laboratory equipment.
  • Precautions concerning chemicals and other substances hazardous to health. Hazardous Substances (OBUHSN-19)
  • Cleaning and hygiene arrangements.
  • Reporting procedures:
  • Safety checks, forms and frequencies
  • Maintenance and testing of environmental control equipment e.g. fume cupboards & air conditioning.
  • Registration of changes is safety procedures e.g. with new or modified equipment or operation and changes of location of equipment or activities.
  • Accidents and incidents. (OBUHSN-11)

(Whilst every effort is made to include all potential hazards, this list may not be comprehensive. Checks should be made to ascertain if there are any further amendments or additions)