PLANT RISK ASSESSMENT

  • Entanglement

1.0 Entanglement

  • 1.1 Hair, clothing, gloves, neck tie, jewelry, cleaning brushes, rags or other materials

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Crushing, striking, cutting

2.0 Crushing, striking, cutting

  • 2.1 Body parts being sheared between two parts of the plant or structure

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.2 Other crush

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.3 Material falling off the plant

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.4 Uncontrolled or unexpected movement of plant or load

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.5 Inability for plant to be slowed, stopped or immobilized

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.6 Plant tipping or rolling or collapsing

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Coming into contact with moving parts

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.7 Being trapped between the plant, materials or structure

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.8 Being caught , thrown off or under plant

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.9 Coming into contact with sharp or flying objects

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.10 Plant, or parts or work pieces disintegrating

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.11 The mobility of the plant

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 2.12 Work pieces being ejected

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Friction, burns, temperature

3.0 Friction, burns, temperature

  • 3.1 Contact which may cause thermal or friction burns

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 3.2 Exposure to extreme high or low temperatures

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 3.3 Other friction

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Electrical risks

4.0 Electrical risks

  • 4.1 The plant contacting live electrical conductors

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.2 The plant contacting live electrical conductors

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.3 Close proximity to electrical conductors or services

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.4 Damaged or poorly maintained electrical leads and cables

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.5 Overload of electrical circuits

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.6 Lack of electrical isolation procedures

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.7 Water near electrical equipment

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.8 Damaged electrical switches

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 4.9 Damaged electrical switches

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Noise and Vibration

5.0 Noise and Vibration

  • 5.1 Noise risk > 85dBAeq8h for operator

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 5.2 The plant creates significant, prolonged or frequent vibration to operator or nearby persons

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 5.3 Noise risk > 85dBAeq8h for nearby persons

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 5.4 Distracting Noise for nearby persons

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 5.5 Other Noise

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Slips, Trips, Falls

6.0 Slips, Trips, Falls

  • 6.1 Steep, uneven or slippery work or walking surfaces

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 6.2 Poor slip resistance or environmental conditions

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 6.3 Poor housekeeping or waste build up

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 6.4 Obstacles being placed in the vicinity of the plant

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 6.5 Falls from height due to work platform or access

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 6.6 Falls from height due to guardrails or other edge protection around plant

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 6.7 Other Slip, Fall Hazards

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Ergonomic or Manual Tasks

7.0 Ergonomic or Manual Tasks

  • 7.1 Repetitive or sustained postures, movement or forces

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.2 Awkward or constrained body postures [ dynamic or passive]

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.3 Forceful effort or actions .

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.4 Excessive reach or weights from standing or sitting positions

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.5 Job design deficiencies causing psychological stress

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.6 Reports of musculoskeletal pain or injury associated with this task or equipment use

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.7 Inadequate or poorly placed lighting

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 7.8 Other manual handling or ergonomic factors

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Atmospheric hazards

8.0 Atmospheric hazards

  • 8.1 Respiratory distress or suffocation due to lack of oxygen or other atmospheric contamination

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 8.2 Respiratory irritation from chemicals eg: toxic gases, vapors or dust given off equipment or plant process

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 8.3 Other Atmospheric

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • General hazards - Load, radiation, explosive

9.0 General hazards - Load, radiation, explosive

  • 9.1 Contact with high-pressure fluid under plant failure or misuse

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 9.2 Radiation exposure - EMR, ionizing or non-ionizing, microwaves etc.

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 9.3 Explosion triggered by operation of plant or material

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 9.4 Excessive reach or weights from standing or sitting positions

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 9.5 Moisture contact – plant processes, leaks, biological contaminants

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 9.6 Loads likely to be lifted outside of SWL [load]

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 9.7 Other General Hazards

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Design, storage, location, assess

10.0 Design, storage, location, assess

  • 10.1 Unsafe state when not in use or during maintenance / cleaning etc.

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.2 Controls cannot be locked off and power disconnected easily

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.3 Safety doors, alarm systems or other suitable emergency equipment is not easily available eg: gas detectors, extraction, eyewash

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.4 Operating controls are not clearly identified and conveniently located

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.5 Guarding is unsatisfactory for type of plant involved

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.6 Guards can be easily removed or disabled

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.7 Regular inspections and preventative maintenance programs are not undertaken

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 10.8 Other Design

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • Environmental hazards

11.0 Environmental Hazards

  • 11.1 Environment is unprotected from fugitive emissions – vapors, gases or fumes

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 11.2 Discharge of hazardous emissions is not able to be controlled and monitored

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 11.3 Poor access and egress to and around plant

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 11.4 Other environmental

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • General training, Authority to operate

12.0 General training, Authority to operate

  • 12.1 Operation requires a statutory certificate or license

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 12.2 Specific training is required for equipment operation

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 12.3 Operating controls are not clearly identified and conveniently located

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 12.4 Operating instructions are available and easily understood.

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 12.5 Manufacturer operating manuals are available for operator.

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 12.6 A CIF Authority to Operate is required to operate this plant or equipment

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

  • 12.7 Other training

  • Risk / Harm

  • Add media

  • Control measures

  • Is rectification (RAP) required ?

  • RAP

  • Ease of rectification

OVERALL RISK ASSESSMENT

The OVERALL assessment represents the highest combination of risk levels for all elements.

  • Record overall Risk Level

RECTIFICATION ACTION

  • Enter number of Rectifications

  • Forward the assessment report to the WHS Coordinator and CiWHS email account


    2. Upload assessment report to relevant folder on SharePoint Documents Folder: Key Hazard Areas / Plant

The templates available in our Public Library have been created by our customers and employees to help get you started using SafetyCulture's solutions. The templates are intended to be used as hypothetical examples only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of a template is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction. Any ratings or scores displayed in our Public Library have not been verified by SafetyCulture for accuracy. Users of our platform may provide a rating or score that is incorrect or misleading. You should independently determine whether the template is suitable for your circumstances. You can use our Public Library to search based on criteria such as industry and subject matter. Search results are based on their relevance to your search and other criteria. We may feature checklists based on subject matters we think may be of interest to our customers.