What is a Risk Assessment?
A Risk Assessment is a process conducted to identify all the significant hazards associated with the work you or your organisation does. It helps identify all those who may be affected by those hazards.
Part of the Risk Assessment process is to produce documentation whereby you list the controls you have in place (including any training) for each risk, estimate the level of Risk of Injury bearing in mind the controls you have (or don’t have) in place – and finally decide/document any further controls you may need.
Risk Assessment Template
If you haven’t done a Risk Assessment before don’t worry. With a straightforward and easy to use process the HiViz Safety software will take you through each step. You then simply download and print your Risk Assessment Report. You can also amend or update your Risk Assessments online.
Using HiViz Safety means that your documentation is bespoke to your specific company requirements, and more detailed than you would be able to generate using the free Risk Assessment templates available on various websites to download.
Risk Assessment (& COSHH Assessment)
1. General Risks. These include topics such as:
- Abrasive Wheels
- Adverse Weather Conditions
- Falling Objects
- Fork Lift Trucks & Other Mobile Plant
- Lifting Equipment
- Slips, Trips & Falls
- Hot Work e.g. Welding/Soldering
2. Specific Hazards. These usually have a legal requirement to carry out specific Risk Assessments in a more prescriptive way. These include:
- Hazardous Substances (COSHH)
- Manual Handling
- Work Equipment
- Noise and Vibration
- Working at Height
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Display Screen Equipment
The HiViz Safety online software gives you the guidance you need to help complete the Risk Assessments necessary for your needs – from a straightforward General Risk Assessment to something which requires further detail – such as a COSHH Assessment.