Essays on Risk Assessment - the Kirkham Building Layout Case Study

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The paper “ Risk Assessment - the Kirkham Building Layout” is a breathtaking example of the case study on management. Risk assessment is the answer to efficient risk management of health and safety at any place including place of work, schools, and buildings within learning institutions. This risk assessment was carried out in order to be in a position to quantify and examine the consequence of the present hazards within the building so that the suitable measure can be taken and as a result leading to an appropriate measure being taken. Basically, during any assessment, a written record of the evaluation task is required and this includes detailed information which includes the present hazards within the place being assessed and how much risk is linked to these hazards. Description of Kirkham buildingThe building under assessment is Kirkham building at Uclan University.

The building is located in Mauuldland, on the main Preston. The building slopes significantly from the initial front which is the east side of a large roundabout known as Moor Lane which is situated numerous blocks below. The windows have brick sill but do not have surrounds.

The doors of the building measures x 1 3/4" x 3' (4.4cm x 91cm) in length. The rectangular building faces south on its large lot. The building has about eleven classrooms which all have chairs and tables. The Kirkham building layoutThe capacity of the building is about 500 persons. Kirkham building consists of two floors. On the first floor, there are classes, bathroom for both disabled and natural persons. On the second floor, there are teachers` offices, one laboratory, a small kitchen, a computer class and a bathroom for natural people.

Also, there is an inoperative lift. Actually, this building is one of the oldest buildings in the University. There is a good safety system in the building. However, there are no smoke and heat alarms in the classes. There are only fire extinguishers and fire alarms next to the doors. There are smoke alarms in the routes, and there is emergency light in the classes, laboratory, routes, stairs, and offices. There are fire alarms all around the building. Each class has 2 exist and also there are windows.

There is no chemical laboratory in the building. There are three exits and two stairs in the building. Also, there are fire extinguishers in all places in the building.

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