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Colm Branigan

t/a Branigan's Driving School

71 Brookdale Lawns
Co. Dublin .

Health &
Safety Policy Statement and
Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Team:
Andrei Katsko, CMIOSH, Health and Safety Consultant, AK Safety Management Ltd
Colm Branigan

Date of Risk Assessment:


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Colm Branigan t/a Branigan's Driving School
Health & Safety Policy Statement

Safety is in the interest of everyone and it is important that every one of us remains aware at all times with respect to the 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, provisions of General Application Regulations 2007, Road Traffic Act 2006, Essential Driver Training and other Road Safety Authority Guidelines.

It is Colm Branigan`s intention that all work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions and all reasonably practicable measures will be taken to minimize risk to instructors, pupils, other road users and members of the public.

To achieve a safe working environment, forward planning is essential to aid individuals and ensure operations are carried out safely. Liaison will take place at the earliest moment to highlight dangerous tasks and identify particular risks. Every attempt will be taken to eliminate risks, where this cannot be done; safer working methods will be implemented to safeguard the health and safety of all who may be affected.

Review of activities will be undertaken regularly to identify safer work practices, to ensure legislation and regulations are being implemented and to identify training needs.

Mr. Colm Branigan is responsible for the implementation of this policy.



Colm Branigan



The Risk Assessment details the assessment of probability or likelihood of the hazard occurring using one of the five categories detailed in Table 1 .


Table 1: Likelihood Categories

Likelihood Category Definition
0 Impossible.
I Practically impossible.
II Possibility of happening sometime (Remote).
III Possibility of isolated incidents (Probable).
IV Possibility of isolated incidents (Frequent).

The risk identified is then given a consequence category for Safety, there are four consequence categories ranging from A to D. See Table 2 below.

Table 2: Consequence Categories

Consequence Category Definition (Safety)
O No consequence.
A Minor injury, 1st Aid, Near Miss.
B Serious personal injury.
C Single fatality.
D Multiple fatalities.

Risk Level

From the risk matrix below the level of risk can easily be determined (i.e. low, medium or high) and the hazards can be risk ranked according to the risk number allocated in the matrix.

Figure 1 : Risk Matrix


This risk assessment has been completed to identify risks associated with Colm Branigan`s learner and advanced driving sessions.

The risk assessment has been completed with assistance of Andrei Katsko of AK Safety Management, who is a Chartered Health and Safety Professional.

The risk assessment has been divided into 2 main sections:

  • Learner driving (in instructor`s training vehicle and pupil`s own vehicle);
  • Advanced and Defensive Driving Courses Levels One, Two and Three (in instructor`s training vehicle and pupil`s own vehicles).

Colm Branigan is a registered driving instructor with the following experience and qualifications:

  • Registered & Approved Driving Instructor with The Road Safety Authority (RSA-ADI);
  • ROSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction;
  • ROSPA Gold Qualification Driving Standard;
  • DIAmond Special Test Driving Standard;
  • Cardington Grade “A” Driving Standard (DSA-UK);
  • Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists;
  • Fully licensed to drive all vehicles; Categories B: Cars & Light Vans, C: Rigid Trucks, EC: Articulated Vehicles, D: Buses & Minibuses;
  • 30 years of driving experience
  • 15 years of teaching & coaching experience.

Full risk assessment documentation available upon request.