UCD High Level Covid 19 Risk Assessment

Information last reviewed and updated on May 31st 2022

The SIRC Office has developed a UCD High Level Covid 19 Risk Assessment. This  document is designed to assess the risk from Covid 19 at a high level in the wider operations of University College Dublin and to identify control measures designed to reduce the risk to as low a level as is practicable (See extract from this risk assessment in Table. 1 below)

This document is kept under review and will be updated as required and as and when public health advice necessitates.

 

Table 1. UCD High Level Covid 19 Risk Assessment Table - (updated May 21st 2022 )

 

 

Jobs and tasks with a high potential for exposure to known or suspected sources of  Covid 19. Workers in this category include:

  • Healthcare workers and laboratory personnel collecting or handling specimens from known or suspected Covid 19 patients
  • Those working with persons who fall into a group where the prevalence of Covid 19 infection is deemed to be greater than in the general population
These activities require task specific risk assessments to be carried out to identify additional control measures.
Type of WorkRisk Control Measures

Likelihood of Covid 19 Infection

Severity of Outcome

Risk Rating

Jobs and tasks that involve contact with people who could in theory be infected with Covid 19, but who are not known to have or are suspected of having Covid 19.

Any contacts are with individuals who are not deemed to fall into a
group where the prevalence of Covid
19 infection is deemed to be greater
than in the general population.

  • High level of societal vaccinations
  • Only attending work when well
  • Adherence to good hand, respiratory and general hygiene
  • Provision of adequate ventilation in the workplace
  • Adherence to HSE guidance on self-isolation in specified circumstances
  • Provision of information to staff
  • High level of ventilation in teaching settings
  • The use of CO2 monitoring where required to validate ventilation adequacy in teaching settings.
Low /
Unlikely
Low -
Medium
Acceptable