Risk assessment

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Midlands_Cleaners, Apr 14, 2014.

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  1. Midlands_Cleaners

    Midlands_Cleaners Active Member
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    doing a risk assessment for pressure washing a multistory car park each level will be shut down whilst work is commencing, so far i have identified various hazards just wondered what risk you would expect on a job like this just incase have missed something
     
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  2. Shiny

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    Whats the risks you have listed so far..?


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  3. Midlands_Cleaners

    Midlands_Cleaners Active Member
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    so far iv got
    Use of jet wash


    medium


    Jet wash to be inspected prior to use.

    Suitable eye protection to be worn.


    Low

    Slips and trips


    Medium


    Trailing cables will be strung up or put to one side.

    Adequete lighting to be provded?

    Suitable footwear to be worn.


    Low

    Prtection of public


    Medium


    A hearass fence will be erected which will be double clipped.

    Signs will be displayed to ensure no unauthorsed access into working areas.


    Low

    Use of substances


    Medium


    Sea attached coshh assessment.


    Low
     
  4. Shiny

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    I don't do power washing as part of my work but I understand you can get a lot of standing water ? How are you going to clear surface water ? so as not to cause problems. A multistory sounds like it will be a big area?


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  5. Joshua D

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    Shiny is spot on just to add if its in a multi story car park it wont dry as quick as its shady and usually damp. Are drains adequate enough to compensate for so much water at once. I'm guessing a multi story car park wouldn't get a lot of rain so drainage could be an issue. Where do the drains go?
    Also any solutions like oil, brake fluid ect that could of leaked from cars... (I don't know if it would need treating just something to think about this will properly come under COSHH assessment)
    Covering anything like paint or anything loose that could get damaged I.E crumbling walls, Elevators, loose cappings (If its an old multi story car park your risk assessment will be huggeee)
     
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