What Information Goes on a Risk Assessment Form?


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A risk assessment form generally contains identifying information such as the company or person performing the risk assessment, the name of the company requesting the assessment, and the activity or process that is the subject of the assessment. The form also indicates the known or expected hazards associated with the activity and the likelihood of risk of injury resulting from these hazards, as well as the extent or severity of injuries that may result from each hazard.

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Most risk assessment forms also contain information describing who is likely to sustain injury from each hazard, a list of key personnel, and an explanation of how injuries to these individuals are likely to affect other activities or the operations of the company as a whole. Risk assessment forms also include a description of measures to be taken or that are currently in place to minimize the risks associated with the activity or process; any safety, training, or other prerequisites associated with the activity; and the level of risk remaining after the implementation of such measures and prerequisites.

Additional information may include a description of processes dependent on the activity being assessed, along with information on how a disruption to these processes may affect the company, and the steps that are in place or should be taken to minimize disruptions to these processes should an event occur.

The form generally concludes with a description of actions to take in the event of an emergency to mitigate or recover from emergencies and the signature of the person conducting the assessment. Most forms also provide an area to discuss the effectiveness of safety measures and alternative measures the company has used or may wish to implement should conditions change.

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