Writing A Risk Assessment
- Ensure that the relevant personnel are available to assist with the risk assessment e.g. machine operators, technicians etc,-these people are most familiar with the actual hazards and risks.
- Document the findings in a simple risk assessment form (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a working sample).
- Keep the risk assessment methodology simple. Using a 3 x 3 matrix for a likelihood and severity might be sufficient for simple operations, but a 5 x 5 matrix will provide more differentiation in terms of the different risks if there are many hazards present.
- Apply the hierarchy of risk controls to manage each hazard.
- Take pictures of the hazard to help with the training and communication processes.
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