|Risk Assessment: Professor Hal Sosabowski
Written By: Professor Hal Sosabowski
Date Of Assessment: 12th December 2010
List hazards here. List only hazards which could reasonably be expected to result in significant harm under the conditions in your workplace.
Teacher will drop a small amount of lycopodium powder from arm’s length and head height onto a lit blowtorch held in their other hand. The lycopodium will be in a film canister or egg cup. As the particles separate and touch the flame the entire body of powder becomes a sheet of flame. The flame dissipates as the fuel is quickly used up.
Burn hazard to teacher;
Fire hazard for flammables (e.g. mobiles hanging from the ceiling).
Pupils emulating the experiment at home.
WHO MAY BE HARMED
List here groups of people who are especially at risk from the hazards that you have identified.
You may list individuals but think of groups of people doing similar work
1. All operatives in vicinity of experiment/pupils
IS THE RISK ADEQUATELY CONTROLLED
List existing precautions & controls here or note where information can be found
WHAT FURTHER ACTION IS NECESSARY
List all risks that are not adequately controlled and the action that you will take, where it is practicable, to do more
Have all necessary precautions and procedures been included in the assessment?
Professor Hal Sosabowski B.Sc. Ph.D. MBA MA C.Chem FRSC
12th December 2010
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