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Initial Questions

Why is this workplace transport risk assessment needed? (Other than being legally required)

How could this workplace transport risk assessment help your business and your employees?

What is the intended result, effect, or output of this workplace transport risk assessment?

What's included in this workplace transport risk assessment?

What's not included in this workplace transport risk assessment?

Who will be involved in this workplace transport risk assessment and what level of responsibility or participation do they have?

When will this workplace transport risk assessment be performed?

Where (specific room, site, facility, building, or area) will this workplace transport risk assessment be performed?
Common Workplace Transport Hazards

NOTE: This is merely a sample list of common workplace transport hazards.

When necessary, are there suitable pedestrian crossing places on vehicle routes?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is there a safe pedestrian route that allows visiting drivers to report for instructions when entering the site?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is there a properly designed and signed oneway system used on vehicle routes within the workplace?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are there adequate numbers of suitable and safe parking spaces for all vehicles and are they used?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is the level of lighting in each area sufficient for the pedestrian and vehicle activity?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Have drivethrough, oneway systems been used wherever possible to reduce the need for reversing?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Where reversing areas are needed, are they suitably marked or signposted to be clear to both drivers and pedestrians?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are nonessential people excluded from areas where vehicles reverse?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Do all vehicles have effective service and parking brakes?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is there a safe means of access to and from the cabs and other parts that need to be reached?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are there guards to prevent access to dangerous parts of the vehicles (power takeoffs, chain drives, exposed exhaust pipes) ?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are drivers protected against bad working conditions or an unpleasant working environment (the cold, dirt, dust, fumes, excessive noise or vibration) ?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

To add a hazard you've identified, select the "+" icon next to Hazard:
Hazard

Description of hazard

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Risk related to hazard

Risk likelihood

Risk consequences

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

Risk level

Hazard can be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.
Other Workplace Transport Hazards

NOTE: This page includes the following sections
Coupling/uncoupling
Loading/unloading
Tipping
Work at height on vehicles
Sheeting/unsheeting
If none of the above apply to your workplace, you may skip this page.
Coupling/uncoupling

Are the tractor and trailer parking brakes always applied before the hoses are disconnected?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Before uncoupling, do drivers check the that the ground will support the trailer and landing legs?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are landing legs always fully extended, properly padded and locked in place as necessary?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is the platform area behind the tractor unit kept clear, as clean as possible, and welllit to prevent falls?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.
Loading/unloading activities

Are loading/unloading operations carried out in an area away from passing traffic, pedestrians and others not involved in the loading/unloading operation?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are the loads, delivery vehicles, and handling vehicles compatible with each other?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are loading/unloading activities carried out on ground that flat, firm and free of potholes?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are the vehicles braked and/or stabilized to prevent unsafe movements during loading/unloading operations?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are systems in place to prevent vehicles from driving away while they are still being loaded/unloaded?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is loading/unloading carried out so that, as far as possible, the load is spread evenly to avoid the vehicle or trailer becoming unstable?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are loads adequately secured and arranged so that they cannot move about?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are vehicles not loaded beyond their capacity?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.
Tipping

Does tipping take place on ground that is level and stable, with no power lines, pipework, etc. ?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are suitably sized wheel stops used for reversing tipping vehicles?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Before tipping, are tailgates secured open or removed completely?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Before tipping, are load evenly distributed across the vehicle?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is the tipper and tipping mechanism wellmaintained?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.
Work at height on vehicles

Is the right type of equipment (a suitable platform, a gantry with guard rails, etc.) used to prevent falls?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Is a personal fallprotection system used to minimize the distance and consequences of a fall?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are surfaces slipresistant where people need to walk on vehicles?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.
Sheeting/unsheeting

Are sheeting/unsheeting operations carried out in safe parts of the workplace, away from passing traffic and pedestrians, and sheltered from strong winds and bad weather?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are vehicles parked on level ground with their parking brakes on and the ignition key removed?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.

Are automatic or mechanical sheeting systems used to avoid the need for manual sheeting?

Is there a system in place which avoids the need for a person to climb on the vehicle or load (such as by sheeting from the ground or providing a platform from which loads can be sheeted)?

This is a hazard. What risk/s would this hazard possibly lead to?

What is the likelihood of the risk/s occurring?

What are the consequences if the risk/s did occur?

Use this risk matrix to identify the risk level:

What is the risk level?

Can the hazard causing the risk be eliminated?

Please develop a risk control measure targeting this risk.

Please eliminate the hazard causing the risk.
Final Page

Name and Signature of Employer/Owner/Manager of Workplace

Name and Signature of Appointed Person

^ For when the employer/owner/manager did not perform the workplace transport risk assessment himself/herself