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Risk Assessment for LIVEWELL Health


This risk assessment document aims to identify potential hazards and assess associated risks related to providing massage services at events or within company offices. By conducting this assessment, we can implement appropriate control measures to mitigate risks and ensure the safety and well-being of both clients and massage therapists.

2.Risk Assessment:

2.1.Hazard Identification:

a. Manual Handling: The risk of musculoskeletal injuries due to the physical demands of providing massages or other hands on therapies.

b. Allergic Reactions: The risk of clients experiencing allergic reactions to massage oils, lotions, mats, beds, latex gloves or other products used.

c. Contagious Diseases: The risk of spreading infectious diseases, such as colds, flu, or skin infections.

d. Slips, Trips, and Falls: The risk of clients or massage therapists slipping, tripping, or falling during the provision of services.

e. Fire Hazards: The risk of fire due to flammable materials present or electrical equipment used.

f. Inadequate Hygiene Practices: The risk of poor sanitation leading to the spread of infections.

2.2. Risk Evaluation:

Assessment of the identified hazards based on the likelihood and severity of potential harm:

Manual Handling - Likelihood (Medium) / Severity (High) / Risk Level (High)

Allergic Reactions - Likelihood (Low) / Severity (Medium) / Risk Level (Medium)

Contagious Diseases - Likelihood (High) / Severity (High) / Risk Level (High)

Slips, Trips & Falls - Likelihood (Medium) / Severity (Medium) / Risk Level (Medium)

Fire Hazards - Likelihood (Low) / Severity (High) / Risk Level (Medium)

Inadequate Hygiene - Likelihood (High) / Severity (Medium) / Risk Level (High)

Note: Likelihood - Low (rarely occurs), Medium (occurs occasionally), High (likely to occur) Severity

- Low (minor injuries), Medium (moderate injuries), High (serious injuries or fatalities)

3. Control Measures:
Based on the risk assessment, the following control measures should be implemented:

3.1. Manual Handling:

Provide appropriate training and guidance to massage therapists on proper lifting techniques and ergonomics.

Encourage the use of equipment (such as adjustable massage tables) to minimize strain on therapists' bodies.

Implement regular breaks and rotation of therapists to prevent overexertion.

3.2. Allergic Reactions:

Obtain detailed information from clients about known allergies and sensitivities before providing services.

Use hypoallergenic or client-specific products whenever possible.
Keep an emergency kit on-site to address immediate allergic reactions.

3.3. Contagious Diseases:

Establish a policy requiring massage therapists to stay home when they are unwell or experiencing contagious symptoms.

Provide sanitization supplies, such as hand sanitizers and disposable wipes, to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

Regularly clean and sanitize all equipment, including massage tables, sheets, and towels.

3.4. Slips, Trips, and Falls:

Conduct a thorough inspection of the work area to identify and address potential hazards (e.g., loose cables, wet floors).

Ensure adequate lighting in the massage area.

Educate therapists and clients about maintaining a clear and safe path during services.

3.5. Fire Hazards:

Maintain a fire safety plan, including fire extinguishers, clear escape routes, and regular fire drills.

Keep flammable materials stored safely and away from potential ignition sources.

Regularly inspect and maintain electrical equipment to prevent electrical fires.

3.6. Inadequate Hygiene Practices:

Develop and enforce strict hygiene protocols, including handwashing requirements and proper disposal of used materials.

Provide clean and fresh linens and towels for each client.

Regularly monitor and audit compliance with hygiene practices.

4. Monitoring and Review:

Regularly review and update this risk assessment document to ensure its effectiveness. Monitor the implementation of control measures and make improvements where necessary. Engage in open communication with massage therapists, clients, and relevant stakeholders to address any emerging risks or concerns.

By implementing the control measures outlined above, we aim to create a safe and secure environment for massage services at events or within company offices.

Please note that this risk assessment document is a general guide and should be adapted to specific circumstances and local regulations.

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