Use of active expression handsets

Useful information
Kit List: 

Active Expression voting devices, laptop, USB hub, optional extension cable.


An aid to CBS talks. Committee: see how-to guide

Risk Assessment
Date risk assesment last checked: 
Tue, 05/02/2019
Risk assesment checked by: 
Josh Garfinkel
Date risk assesment double checked: 
Tue, 05/02/2019
Risk assesment double-checked by: 
Polly Hooton
Risk Assessment: 
Hazard Risk Likelihood Severity Overall Mitigation Likelihood Severity Overall
Small parts Choking on small parts. 2 4 8 Committee to check that the plastic screw on the back cover is not loose when handing out devices. Screws can be tightened using the screwdriver with the devices. Hand devices to the parents of small children, rather than to the child. Call first aider in the event of accident. 1 4 4
Devices Devices could hurt someone if thrown or dropped on toes (mostly thrown). 3 3 9 Committee to hand devices to parents of young children/ those they do not believe will behave sensibly. Committee to request the devices back from any group misusing the devices. Person delivering the talk to tell the audience to put the devices down on the bench when not in use/ until they say so. Call first aider in case of injury. 1 3 3
Electronics Electrical hazard. 3 4 12 Keep away from water. See separate electrical parts risk assessment.
In the event of accident, turn off device and call a first aider.
1 4 4
Cables Trip hazard (particularly if using extension lead). 3 3 9 Set up close to power source, avoid cables crossing walkways and tape down cables.
Call first aider in the event of an accident.
2 3 6
This experiment contains mains electrical parts, see separate risk assessment.