Reading Room Safety Plan

This safety plan is a summary of safety actions within the Reading Room building and site. It has been designed by Reading Room Engineer, reviewed by Reading Room Secretary, and adopted by minuted decision of the Reading Room Management Committee. It is designed to meet the needs of daily users and to be reviewed after 5 years. Meanwhile, comments are invited from users and PCC members.

Since safety and legal measures are complementary they have been addressed in one document. 'Significant Hazards' are defined as unwanted events with a conceivable occurrence rate of at least one per year.

Significant hazards Harmful outcomes Mitigation of outcomes Actions taken
Fire Burns/asphyxiation, Other personal injury, damage to property

# Fire alarm, escape lighting

# Fire exits, fire extinguishers, fire blanket

# First aid kit

# Insurance

# Placard kit

# Place fire instructions in hall, kitchen, and boiler room

# Periodically test fire alarm and escape lights, record test

Kitchen mishaps Scalds, cooker burn

#Fire blanket

# Oven gloves

# First aid kit

# Placard kit

#Provide oven gloves

# Provide copies of manuals

Personal mishaps, accident and/or illness Person immobilized, unconscious, requirement for medical support

# First aid kit

# Disablement alarm in toilet

# Hospitalisation contact data and map

 # Placard kit

# Periodically test toilet alarm, record testing

# Placard contact data and map

# Personal mobile phone required in T of A

Poor surfaces Slip and trip problems at entrances

# Access smoothing

# Illuminate surrounding area

# Ramp provision at all doors

# Movement sensor lamps fitted

Vehicle accidents Personal injury, damage to property

# Car park traffic flow scheme

# Maintenance of car park surfaces

# Car IN/OUT notices

# 'At own risk' notice and T of A cover

# Maintenance fund

Unclear division of responsibilities Legal sanctions, legal disputes, public prosecution

# Public liability insurance

# Tof A briefing and signature

# This safety plan

# Show certificates:- insurance, fire, licence from LA

# Provide safety information

November 2010