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Event risk assessment guidance

Please find below guidance notes and a risk mapping matrix to help you complete a risk assessment. Both are available to download and print.

Risk Assessment

Guidance notes

Risk Assessment guidance notes
Name   Activity  
Hazard Actual risk People at risk Pre-control measure risk rating Control measures Residual risk rating
Here is where you enter the type of hazard which might be encountered whilst carrying out the task. Don’t forget long-term hazards.

 

For example; manual handling

How people at risk may be harmed. This is where you list the actual harm which could result whilst carrying out the task.

Injury or back pain from handling / lifting awkward items or weights.

Identify people who might be harmed. This could be staff, members of the public, contractors.

Any member of staff (temporary or permanent) who undertakes manual handling.

This means the likelihood of harm and the potential severity of the harm occurring if no control measures are in place. Once the risks have been assessed, precautions are required to be put in place in order to avoid ‘People at Risk’ being harmed This is where you would list such precautions.

Staff to attend mandatory Manual Handling training.

Use ‘safe lifting’ manual handling techniques at all times.

Prepare areas to be cleaned to ensure lifting / moving of equipment kept to a minimum.

Now that risks have been identified and control measures or precautions put in place, the pre-control measure risk rating is now significantly reduced.

This is where you would list the ‘Residual Risk’ which still remains. Remember it is impossible to cover every eventuality.

Name of assessor Name of the person carrying out the risk assessment Date Date assessment carried out Review date Date review assessment is required

 

Risk Assessment

Mapping Matrix

A risk mapping matrix helps you prioritise and predict the probability of risks by ranking the potential impact and likelihood of each risk.

Risk Mapping Matrix
  Harm and severity scale
Occurrence Trivial or no injury Minor injury Injury causing three day absense Major injury to one person Mulitple major injury Death to one person Multiple deaths
Improbable Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Medium risk Medium risk
Possible Low risk Low risk Low risk Medium risk Medium risk Medium risk High risk
Occassional Low risk Low risk Medium risk Medium risk Medium risk High risk High risk
Annual or bi-annual Low risk Low risk Medium risk Medium risk High risk High risk High risk
Regular 3 - 6 monthly Low risk Medium risk Medium risk Medium risk High risk High risk High risk
Common 1 - 3 monthly Low risk Medium risk Medium risk High risk High risk High risk High risk
Continuous daily/weekly Medium risk Medium risk High risk High risk High risk High risk High risk

Resources

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