Risk Assessment Templates

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Utilising our risk assessment module, you can create customisable risk assessments for your business using our RAMS builder module to save you time, remove duplication and ensure everything is accessible online 24 hours a day.

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What Are Risk Assessments?

Risk assessments are used to identify health and safety hazards and risks in the workplace and determine appropiate ways to eliminate them.

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What’s Included In A Risk Assessment

In general, your risk assessment will include risks associated with common workplace hazards, including:

  • Electrical

  • Fire

  • Manual handling

  • Chemical substances

  • Machinery

  • Cleaning

  • Stress

  • Infectious disease

  • Violence

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Your risk assessment of each of these hazards and other more unusual hazards individual to your workplace will then be divided up into various sections, including:

  • Possible hazard: This section is simply identifying the hazard, whether it’s a torn carpet, a loose electrical socket or the use of a dangerous substance.

  • Associated risk: The associated risk section deals with how the hazard could cause someone to get injured, or suffer some sort of emotional or psychological distress.

  • Likelihood: The likelihood section is to state how likely the risk is, such as very likely, unlikely, possible, likely or certain.

  • Consequence: This section would be to note the consequence of the risk, such as lost time, a specified injury or a fatality etc.

  • Control measure: In this section, you’ll have to describe which control measures have been or will be, put in place to remove or reduce the risk posed by the hazard.

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Do All Businesses Need To Conduct A Risk Assessment?

If you’re an employer of more than five employees, it’s your legal obligation to carry out a written risk assessment of your workplace. It’s also your duty by law, to specifically record the details of those at increased risk, including:

  • Disabled employees

  • Employees with learning difficulties

  • Pregnant employees

  • Older employees

  • Younger employees

Types Of Risk Assessments

All workplaces are different, therefore risk assessments need to be designed to suit. Below is a list of some of the most common types of risk assessments used by businesses of all sizes and across sectors.

Qualitative Risk Assessment

As one of the most common workplace risk assessments, a qualitative risk assessment is based on the personal judgement of the assessor, through expertise or experience.

Quantitative Risk Assessment

In the simplest of terms, a quantitative risk assessment is a process of assigning a numerical value to each risk, such as the numerical values given to particular chemicals or gases.

Generic Risk Assessment

A generic risk assessment is where employers identify and assess a specific generic risk associated with a particular process carried out across the workplace or on other sites.

Site-Specific Risk Assessment

A site-specific risk assessment is used to assess a specific risk at a specific location. This type of risk assessment will assess more unusual risks associated with processes or equipment.

Dynamic Risk Assessment

A dynamic risk assessment is a type of assessment used to assess risks in uncertain or developing situations, such as risks associated with emergency services.

Identifying Hazards In The Workplace

The best way to identify hazards that could cause injury in your workplace is to carry out a thorough risk assessment, a task made more efficient when using risk assessment templates like those provided on the VISION platform.

But, there are also steps we’d suggest you carry out as a matter of course in your workplace, to help make your risk assessment simpler to create. These could include:

  • Reviewing safety information

    To do this, study instruction manuals and owners manuals associated with machinery and other technology, including desktops, laptops, printers, servers etc. used by you, your employees, and/or visitors in your workplace.

    When carrying out this research, don’t forget to pay close attention to safety guidelines and/or instructions, designed to help users operate the machinery or electronic technology safely, without the risk of injury.

  • Using information gathered from inspection and injury reports

    As a responsible business complying with HSE (Health and Safety Executive) laws, any past inspections or injuries will have been reported, and those reports should contain information vital to identifying hazards. In the process of researching this information, look out for reoccurring patterns, such as more frequently-occurring injuries or illnesses, and use this information to improve the effectiveness of your risk assessment.

  • Providing processes for employees to report hazards

    One of the most effective ways to identify hazards in your workplace is to provide a straightforward process in which employees can report potential hazards, whether personally or anonymously. There are various ways in which this could be done, which may include:

    • Setting up a health and safety committee, where employees have the opportunity to discuss and review hazards.

    • Getting employees to play an active role in safety inspections.

    • Letting employees know of workplace changes before they happen, and allowing them to respond.

How VISION Makes Risk Assessments Simple

At VISION we’ve simplified the process of compiling your risk assessment with our simple-to-use, intuitive risk assessment templates, contained within our comprehensive, Cloud-based RAMS builder.

  • Fully-Customisable Template

    Each VISION Risk Assessment Template is fully-customisable, and gives you the option to either:

    • Use our portfolio of risk assessments: Simply add as many risk assessments as you need to your template, from our large portfolio, in just a few clicks.

    • Add your own risk assessments: Add your own risk assessments and control measures, to ensure your risk assessment perfectly fits your individual workplace.

  • A Control Measures Library

    To make the creation of your risk assessment using VISION Risk Assessment Templates, you’ll find a large, easy-to-access library of control measures, which you can add to your risk assessment simply, and whenever you need them.

  • Extensive Industry Experience

    With more than a decades worth of industry experience, our team can offer expert advice.

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