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Project risk assessment template

Use this form to identify hazardous activities with the potential to cause harm in the workplace.

A risk assessment is the process of identifying hazardous activities with the potential to cause harm in the workplace, helping you analyze and evaluate their degree of risk and then determine the best ways to eliminate or control them.

Risk is an inherent part of many construction and engineering jobs, but with the right tools, it can be easily mitigated or eliminated. A project risk assessment template helps you identify, evaluate and manage your workplace risks, so that projects run smoothly, workers stay safe and productivity is guaranteed.

How does a risk assessment template help you analyze risk?

The project risk assessment template systematically guides you through each step of a risk assessment, prompting you to collect or supply specific information, including:

  • a description of the hazard and its associated risk
  • the personnel and/or materiel at risk
  • the current severity, likelihood, and risk levels of the hazard
  • the measures in place to mitigate the risk
  • recommendations of further mitigations
  • re-evaluation of the risks once measures are in place to determine if it is safe to proceed

If followed, the project risk assessment template gives you a complete and accurate risk assessment of a workplace hazard that you can act on immediately.

Who needs a risk assessment template and why?

It is up to employers to ensure the safety of their employees and the job site, and the responsibility of a risk assessment usually falls to project or safety managers. Ideally, a risk assessment starts before a project gets under way, but can be done midstream if necessary.

Using the project risk assessment template, the manager can easily identify hazards, evaluate their risks and then take steps to mitigate them. All their findings should be recorded and accessible to others for monitoring purposes and to collaborate on solutions. Finally, as work conditions change, risk assessments should be reviewed regularly by employers, to update their evolving status and mitigating measures.

Why is a mobile app better for your risk assessments?

Workplace hazards can have a significant impact on your construction or engineering projects, so relying on paper forms to conduct your risk assessment is in itself risky. When it comes to worker safety, risk factors must be addressed immediately and effectively, so there’s no place for the input errors, delays in communications or tracking issues so common to paper.

Using a mobile project risk assessment template app gives you easy-to-follow steps and drop-down menu prompts to build a comprehensive risk assessment, all while creating a virtual log that can be shared and updated as risk conditions change.

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