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|
|BBQ – Gas||Download|
|Brushcutter – Petrol||Download|
|Chainsaw – Petrol||Download|
|Contractors – Major Building Works||Download|
|Contractors – Minor Works||Download|
|Gardening with Students||Download|
|Grounds and Maintenance||Download|
|Hedge Trimmer – Electric||Download|
|Hedge Trimmer – Petrol||Download|
|Pruning Removing of Trees||Download|
|Safe use of a Portable Scaffold up to 4 metres||Download|
|Safe use of ladders||Download|
|Wetlands and Ponds||Download|
|Work related driving||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.
|Hedge Trimmer Fuel (SOP)||Download|
|Hedge Trimmer Electric (SOP)||Download|
|Brushcutter Petrol (SOP)||Download|