Activity 10: Awareness of hazard
Activity 10 is defined in regulations as -
Awareness of hazard.
Activity 10 assesses the ability to recognise risks from common hazards. The descriptor may be satisfied if there is a lack of understanding and insight that something is dangerous, or there is an impaired ability to recognise that a situation will present a potential hazard.
The descriptor relating to Activity 10 is -
Reduced awareness of everyday hazards, due to cognitive impairment or mental disorder, leads to a significant risk of: (a) injury to self or others; or (b) damage to property or possessions, such that the claimant requires supervision for the majority of the time to maintain safety.
- Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (SI.No.794/2008) (applies to income-related and contributory ESA in a universal credit live service area).
- Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (SI.No.379/2013) (applies to contributory ESA in a universal credit full service area).
- Schedule 7 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013) (applies to universal credit).
See also section 188.8.131.52 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.
The Upper Tribunal is yet to publish any significant case law in relation to Activity 10.