For Participant related hazards some possible risk factors are listed below.
For each risk factor there are things you can consider in order to minimise the risk.

This is not an exhaustive list. It is a tool to give you ideas that you might want to explore.

Click on a risk factor to see the associated considerations.

 Risk factors


  1. Behaviour of concern
  2. Appears distrustful of Support Worker abilities and judgement
  3. Communication difficulties
  4. Uncooperative
  5. Impulsive
  6. Inappropriate or disinhibited behaviour
  7. Rushes pace of work
  8. Wary of assistance
  9. Large build
  10. Physical abilities
  11. Function varies as part of condition
  12. Poor head, neck,
    trunk control
  13. Body or extremities stiffness, contractions, spasms
  14. Orthopaedic injuries
  15. Tracheostomy/ ventilator other serious airway concerns
  16. At risk of choking on food, liquids, saliva
  17. History of falls