Hot Water Burns

Hazard:

Burns from hot water

Control Methods:

Elimination

Persons at Risk:

Delete as appropriate

 

Staff

 

Third Party Contractors

 

Members of the Public

 

Emergency Services

Risk Rating:

3 x 5 = 15

 

Existing Controls:

Insert Details As Introduced

Recommended Controls:

  1. The maximum water temperature at any tap should not exceed 46°C.
  2. Routine checks should be made of hot water temperatures at each tap to ensure the maximum temperature is being maintained. This should include weekly checks of random taps to ensure the maximum temperature is being adhered to.
  3. Any work on plant containing hot water must only be permitted with a valid permit to work. Work on such plant must only be carried out when the water system has had ample opportunity to cool to a temperature where the water is not warmer than 35°C.

     

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    This information is derived from the Health & Safety Manual and Kit
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