Little Maplestead Parish Council undertakes regular, systematic general examinations of working conditions, workplace activities and environmental factors to enable any and all potential inherent risks in its activities to be identified and assessed.

The Council is committed to take all practical and necessary steps to reduce or eliminate such risks, insofar as is possible.

Risk Assessment Register

This has been produced to enable the Council to assess the risks that it faces and to satisfy itself that it has taken adequate steps to minimise them:

ITEM

RISK   PROBABILITY

RISK CONTROL

DATE REVIEWED

Physical Equipment, Open Spaces & Parish Areas

Village Playing Field, Children’s Play Area Ground Surface

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, maintained by Parish Council.

September 2018

Parish Notice Board

Low

Visual inspection by Clerk who would report any defects

September 2018

Laptop

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance, held at the private home of the   Clerk.

September 2018

Dog Waste Bin

Low

Insured and maintained by the Parish Council

September 2018

Playground Equipment

Medium/High

High health and safety risk. Insured and maintained by the   Parish Council

September 2018

Trees

Low

Checked and maintained on a regular basis by volunteer Tree   Warden

September 2018

 

Financial & Management

Non-negotiable Money, Uncrossed Cheques & Cash held at Clerk’s   home

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

September 2018

Loss of money or goods caused by theft by employee - i.e. fraud   or dishonesty

Low

Parish Council insurance policy covers any Councillor and the   Clerk up to £250k.

Cheques and internet banking require two authorisations

September 2018

Employers Liability

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

September 2018

Personal Accident to Councillors, Clerk, employees or voluntary   workers

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

September 2018

Libel and Slander

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy up to £250k

September 2018

Legal Expenses

Low

Covered by Parish Council insurance policy

September 2018

Legal Documents

Low

Kept locked cupboard at Clerk’s home

September 2018

Electronic Records

Low

Back up hard-drive updated monthly and stored separately in   Clerk’s home

September 2018