• Hazard Description

  • Possible Consequences

  • Existing Controls in place

  • Required Controls

  • Person conducting R/A

1.0 - Mechanical Hazards. (Plant and Equipment)

  • 1.1 - Is there moving machinery or vehicles in the work area?

  • 1.2 - Is there a chance of being grabbed, crushed, cut, stabbed or hit by moving parts or machinery?

Non mechanical hazards

Slips, trips, entrapment, falling objects.

  • Are floor areas easily accessible?

  • Entry and walkways kept clear?

  • Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Are floors slippery?

  • Are stairs and platforms in good condition, steps and stairs in good condition?

Dangerous goods, Hazardous substances.

  • Are there any dangerous goods in the work area?

  • Are the dangerous goods/hazardous substances stored correctly in the area?

  • Are there any hazardous substances in the work area?

  • Is the area well ventilated?

  • Other items

Fire

  • Are there excess combustible materials in the work area?

  • Are there any potential ignition sources?

  • Are any changes in the area that could adversely affect fire control systems?

  • Anything else

Electric Shock, Burn

  • Can a person come into contact with electricity?

  • Are there any unprotected live circuits in the area ?

  • Are all electrical cabinets locked?

  • Is there any damaged, broken, or defective leads, plugs, sockets in the work area ?

  • Is there any water or combustible material contacting live conductors?

  • Anything else

Confined spaces

  • Is the area a confined space?

  • Anything else

Radiation

  • Are there low frequency, radio frequency, microwaves, infra red, ultra violet rays or lasers in the work area?

  • Are lasers at eye level?

  • Anything else

  • Anything else

Noise

  • Is the exposure to noise greater than 85 db in the work area?

  • Is exposure to noise longer than an 8 hr period?

  • Do the noise levels interfere with speech communication in the work area?

  • Is the work area a designated area for hearing protection?

Compressed air

  • Is there a suitable hand piece attached to the air hose?

  • Are the air lines in good condition?

Falling objects

  • Can objects fall onto an operator from above?

  • Can an operator knock objects to areas below where persons could be hit?

Working at heights. (See Working at heights specific hazard identification checklist)

  • Can you fall from the work area?

  • Is the guard railing in good condition?

Biological Hazards. ( Is there a chance of coming in contact with )

  • Bacteria / Fungi / Enzymes?

  • Body fluids / Blood samples / Infectious diseases / material?

  • Insects / mites / spiders / animals?

  • Anything else

Manual Handling. ( See Manual Handling specific hazard identification checklist )

  • Does the task require lifting, pushing, reaching, twisting etc, when carrying out the task?

Ergonomics

  • Does the plant layout pose any potential risks?

  • Does the plant design itself cause any potential hazards?

Chemical Reactions

  • Can the work you are doing cause a chemical reaction ?

Inadequate / Inappropriate signage

  • Can unauthorised people enter the work area?

  • Are signs up to date and clear to read?

Communication

  • Can you maintain communication with others, contact for help if needed, or warn others of danger, if need be,

  • Can you warn others of a potential danger?

Unsuitable, untrained personal.

  • Do you and your colleagues hold all the required licenses/certificates for the work being done?

  • Have all workers been inducted and trained as required?

  • Have all workers been signed off as trained for the task they are performing?

Work procedures

  • Are the procedures correct and accessible ?

  • Are the procedures up to date?

  • Do the procedures comply with the safety act?

Isolation of Machinery

  • Can you properly isolate machinery, electricity, moving parts, contents of pipes etc as required?

Temperature extremes

  • Are there extremes of heat or cold within the work environment?

  • Are work surfaces extreme in temperature ?

Weather conditions

  • Can storms, wind, rain, sunlight effect working conditions?

  • Can the work area be flooded (potential drowning or effecting electrical equipment)

Lighting / Visibility

  • Is the work area too dark or too light, excessive glare?

  • Is there sufficient visibility in the work area ?

  • Are there any obstructions to view that effect the task being carried out?

Work being done / effects on adjacent areas

  • Can work being done by others in the vicinity of your work area affect you?

  • Can work being done by others in the vicinity of your work area contaminate your work area?

Access / Egress

  • Poor access & egress in the work area?

Housekeeping

  • Is 5s being practised in the area?

  • Is poor housekeeping obvious in the area?

  • Are spillages or obstacles cleared from the work area?

Atmosphere / Flammable gases

  • Is there any risk of exposure to unsafe levels of Toxic gases, Dust, Vapours/fumes, Steam, Oxygen deficiency/enrichment.

Chemical / Dust

  • Is there potential exposure to chemical splashes or dust?

Sign Off

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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