Am I working with electricity?
Is there a risk I could fall more than 2m?
Is there a risk I could become fatigued whilst driving?
Am I working in the vicinity of utility services?
Am I completing excavation works or working in excavations or trenches deeper than 1.5m?
Am I working in in the vicinity of vehicular traffic?
Am I working in in or around mobile plant?
Am I working in in a remote or isolated area?
Am I performing heavy lifting using a crane or plant?
Could I be exposed to asbestos?
Am I working in a confined space?
If you answered YES to any of the questions, you must have a completed and approved SWMS relevant to the activity.
identify hazards not covered in the SWMS or if you answered NO to all the questions above and are not using a SWMS.
Tick box if all hazards identified are covered by SWMS.
Access & egress to site
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Chemicals/Substances
Electrical (equipment &/or installations – Power Lines)
Falls – on same level
Falls – from one level to another
Flammable & combustible substances
Hazard Manual Tasks
Lighting (Day / Night works)
Shaft or trench
Utilities (underground/ overhead services and electric lines - DBYD)
Work near/over water
Hazardous process (i.e. welding)
High Risk Construction Work
Construction waste disposal
Habitats (protected flora/fauna)
Hazardous waste disposal / biological hazards
Heritage & Archaeology
Noise or vibration
Noisy work (neighbourhood)
Traffic & parking Inappropriate or incompatible storage of reactive or flammable chemicals or substances
Uncontrolled discharge off-site of production wastes, particularly liquids
Slurry or other discharges
Spills of hazardous/toxic chemicals
Assess & manage the risks
Assess and manage the risks - *Applicable Safe Work Instruction / Environmental Instruction.
SWI / EL*
Assess overall risk of the task being performed with the controls in place as noted above or in the SWMS to check they are effective at eliminating or minimizing risk to an acceptable level.
Overall risk rating:
Is the risk at an acceptable level (moderate or low) to proceed?
Contact your Supervisor to discuss alternative control measures. Reassess risk and control measures if planned work process or work conditions change.