Assessment

HAZARD CHECKLIST Look Close, Look Wide, Look Above, Look Below Have I considered / Am I at risk from:

People / Ergonomic Hazards

  • Awkward posture

  • Repetitive movements

  • Manual Handling

  • Heavy lifting, pushing, pulling

  • Difficult access to workspace

  • Others working around me (above and below)

  • Other

Environmental Hazards

  • Poor housekeeping

  • Poor visibility

  • Wet, slippery and unstable surfaces

  • Noise and vibrations

  • Flying particles

  • Heat and extreme temperatures

  • Exhaust fumes and gases

  • Working in a confined space

  • Poor weather

  • Other

Mechanical Hazards

  • Mobile equipment

  • Rolling machinery

  • Rotating components

  • Pinch points

  • Sharp or pointed parts

  • Insufficient strength

  • Other

Gravitational Hazards

  • Working at height

  • Potential falling objects

  • Heavy equipment or tools

  • Suspended loads

  • Other

Other Hazards

  • Stored energy

  • Chemical

  • Electrical

  • Biological

  • Radiation

  • Dust

  • Fire

  • Pressure release

  • Other

1: Stop and Think

  • Do I have the required skills and knowledge?

  • Does a procedure exist

  • Do I understand the steps required to do the job?

  • Are the tools and equipment available and in good order?

  • Do I have the correct PPE?

  • Do I have the required permit or authority to do this work?

  • Have I got a plan in mind?

2: Look for the Hazards

  • Will I be operating equipment with guards removed?

  • Am I or others at risk from the operation of mobile equipment or machinery?

  • Is there a manual handling risk?

  • Will I be working at height or in a confined space?

3: Assess the Risk

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  • What is Severity Potential?

4: Make the Changes

  • Have I controlled all hazards so I will be safe? **Include a picture**

5: Do the Job Safely

  • I can do the job Safely.

  • Supervisor Sign Off

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