Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the process of determining the level of risk associated with a work practice, activity, substance and/or piece of equipment. This will assist in the identification and management of hazards that may impact on everyone’s health and safety.
These are a guide only. They must be viewed and modified in line with your worksite requirements and in consultation with relevant parties.

Conduct a risk assessment when:

  • A work practice changes
  • Prior to purchase and/or use of a new piece of equipment or substance
  • Prior to an activity and/or event eg Gala Day, Sports Day, Fete
  • Prior to hazardous work eg working at heights, construction
  • Change in work environment eg refurbishment or renovation


Risk Assessment Template Download
What Can Cause Harm? – Hazard Sheet 1 Download
What Could Go Wrong? – Hazard Sheet 2 Download
Controls – Hazard Sheet 3 Download
Monitor and Review – Hazard Sheet 4 Download


Amusement Structures Download
BBQ – Gas Download
Brushcutter – Petrol Download
Chainsaw – Petrol Download
Chicken Coop Download
Cleaning Download
Contractors – Major Building Works Download
Contractors – Minor Works Download
Fete/Festa/Gala Download
Fireworks Display Download
Gardening with Students Download
Grounds and Maintenance Download
Hedge Trimmer – Electric Download
Hedge Trimmer – Petrol Download
International Travel Download
Jumping Castle Download
Occupational Violence Download
Pruning Removing of Trees Download
Motorised Trolley Download
Safe use of a Portable Scaffold up to 4 metres Download
Safe use of ladders Download
Sewing Download
Trailer BBQ Download
Trampoline Download
Wetlands and Ponds Download
Work related driving Download
Occupational Violence Download

Safe Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Safe Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are an administrative tool in the management of hazards. They provide a step by step method to conducting work safely.

Hazard Management is a proactive, systematic process to identify, assess and control hazards.

Risk Assessments and Safe Operating Procedures are tools in the hazard management process to assist in assessing the level of risk of identified hazards and in implementing controls to eliminate and/or manage the risk.

Sample SOP’s can be downloaded.

Ladders (SOP) Download
Hedge Trimmer Fuel (SOP) Download
Hedge Trimmer Electric (SOP) Download
Brushcutter Petrol (SOP) Download
BBQ (SOP) Download
Miniskaff (SOP) Download