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Control Measures

The list below details a number of control measure that can be introduced to control risk to any hazards that may be present in an office environment. This is not an exhaustive list but only a starting point to help risk assessors for the purpose of risk assessment.
Hierarchy of Control
  • ELIMINATION BY DESIGN
  • SUBSTITUTION WITH LESS HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
  • AUTOMATION OF PROCESS
  • REDUCING EXPOSURE BY PROCESS CHANGE
  • ENGINEERING CONTROLS
  • MINIMISING EXPOSURE
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • MONITORING / HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
A
  • Access control
  • Accountability
  • Administrative control
  • Adequate information
  • Adjustable equipment
  • Approved code of practice (ACoPs)
  • Alarms
  • Anti-slip
  • Arrangements
  • AUTOMATION OF PROCESS
  • Authorised persons
B
  • Back-up procedures
  • Barrier systems
  • Battery power
  • Battery powered tools
  • British standards
  • Bund
  • Business continuity plan (BCP)
C
  • Cable management
  • Call out list
  • Caution sign
  • CCTV
  • Check equipment before use
  • Cleaning
  • Cleanliness
  • Communications
  • Competent contractor
  • Competent person
  • Contact (emergency services)
  • Contact (management)
  • Contractor (health and safety)
  • Contractor (insurance)
  • Contractor (management)
  • Contractor (selection)
  • Controls
  • Cordon off area
D
  • Data protection
  • De-icing
  • Defibrillator
  • Detection
  • Disaster recovery
  • Document holder
  • Drinking water
E
  • Ear protection
  • Ear plugs
  • ELIMINATION BY DESIGN
  • Emergency lighting
  • Emergency plan
  • Emergency plan training
  • Emergency procedures
  • Emergency power off system (EPO)
  • Emergency Services
  • Enclosure
  • ENGINEERING CONTROLS
  • Entrance matting
  • Ergonomics
  • Escape routes
  • Evacuation procedure
  • Existing control measures
  • Eye protection
F
  • Face mask
  • Fire alarm
  • Fire action notice
  • Fire detection
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire marshals
  • Fire officer
  • Fire protection
  • Fire sprinkler
  • Fist aid
  • Fist aiders
  • First aid kits
  • First aid training
  • Footrest
  • Footwear
  • Frequency of maintenance
  • Fresh air
G
  • Gangways clear and unobstructed
  • Gates
  • Generator
  • Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Grilles
  • Guards
  • Guarding
H
  • Handrails where changes in level
  • Hard hats
  • Hazard warning
  • Hazard warning tape
  • Hazard signs
  • Health and safety file
  • Health and safety law poster
  • Health and safety training
  • Health surveillance
  • Help required?
  • High visibility
  • Housekeeping
  • HSE guidance
I
  • Incident contact centre
  • Incident procedure
  • Incident report form
  • Induction training
  • Inspection and testing
  • Instruction
  • Insurance (employee liability)
  • Insurance (public liability)
  • Intruder alarm
  • Isolation
  • Isolate supply
J
  • Job specific training
K

L
  • Lift and hoists
  • Lighting
  • Light meter
  • Location
  • Lockable cupboard
  • Lock off procedure
  • Locks
  • Luminous signs
M
  • Machine guarding
  • Maintenance procedure
  • Management
  • Material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Markings
  • Mechanical aids
  • Method statement
  • Meters
  • MINIMISING EXPOSURE
  • Minimum standards
  • MONITORING / HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
N
  • Natural light
  • Notices
O
  • Occupational health
  • Operating manual
P
  • Panic alarm
  • Panic button
  • Permit to work
  • Personal hygiene
  • Person in charge
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • Pipeline marking
  • Planned maintenance
  • Pollution control
  • Portable appliance testing
  • Posters
  • Procedures
  • Procedure for removing defective equipment
  • Protection equipment and devices
Q
  • Qualified staff
R
  • Record
  • Reduce
  • REDUCING EXPOSURE BY PROCESS CHANGE
  • Register
  • Regulations
  • Remote monitoring
  • Reporting
  • Residual current devices (RCD)
  • Re-site equipment
  • Respirators
  • Responsibilities
  • Rest breaks
  • Rest facilities
  • Risk assessment
S
  • Safer alternative
  • Safe system of work
  • Safety inspection
  • Safety checklist
  • Safety glass
  • Safety posters
  • Seating (ergonomic and adjustable)
  • Secure destruction
  • Security
  • Security guarding
  • Security systems
  • Security window film
  • Segregation
  • Servicing health and safety equipment and devices
  • Shields
  • Shredding confidential waste
  • Signage
  • Sign in and out
  • Software
  • Sound meter
  • Spill kits
  • Spill trays
  • Standards
  • Steel toe caps
  • Storage
  • SUBSTITUTION WITH LESS HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
  • Supervision
  • Survey
T
  • Task design
  • Thermometer
  • Toilet facilities
  • Tools
  • Torch
  • Traffic management
  • Trained staff
  • Training
  • Trolleys
  • Trucks
  • Turn off mains supply
U
  • Uniform
  • Uninterrupted power supply (UPS)
  • User guides
V
  • Ventilation
  • Visitor book
  • Voltage (110v)
W
  • Washing facilities
  • Waste collection
  • Warning sign
  • Welfare
  • Welfare facilities
  • Work breaks
  • Workstation set-up
  • Work wear
X

Y

Z



Tags
Control Measures, Safety Requirements