Work at Height Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

Contract Name:Address:  Ref:
Work Activity covered in this Assessment:
Risk Being Assessed: Work at height
Initial Risk Assessed as:-

HIGH

 

MEDIUM

LOW

Fatal/Major Injury/Loss(Certain/Very Likely)PointRange 7 to 9

 

Lost Time/Disability(Reasonably Likely)PointRange 4 to 6 Minor Injury/Disease/Loss(Seldom/unlikely)PointRange 1 to 3

SCORE=

 

SCORE= 4

SCORE=

Section B-  Control Measures:- Steps taken & steps to be taken to reduce risks

ActivityWhat is the Hazard? Harm:-Who or what? What are you already doing? ImprovementsThat you need ActionsWho, When?
Falling From Height(Scaffolding and ScaffoldTowers) Workers. Inspecting Scaffolding before use.Ensuring Handrails are secure.Airbags and netting where practicable. Continual Toolbox talks to workers telling them NOT to interfere or miss use scaffolding. Site Management and Supervisors to arrange.
Falls from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) 

 

Tools/materials falling from MEWPS or scaffolding

Workers 

 

 

 

 

Workers

Fall arrest systems used where required.Workers trained to not over-reach. 

 

Toe Boards installed on Scaffolding. Tools secured by rope to MEWPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Housekeeping to ensure clear paths and work areas.

Falls from Ladders Workers Ladders to be a last resort, and to be used for short durations only.Correct ladders used at all times.Ensure ladders are secured and at correct angle. Continual inspection of ladders before and after use. Site Management and Supervisors to arrange.

SECTION C- FURTHER MEASURES

Additional Measures Current Actions Additional Measures Needed
Trained Supervision Only Trained persons to erect scaffolding/scaffold towers. Train new suitable persons.
Training & Instruction Arrange Training
Emergency Plans
Tools and Equipment With Reduced Noise/Vibration N/A
Date of Review Review Assessment- Check Progress Review if work changes/product changes and Re-Assess if Reqd.
Tool Box TalkDate
Reviewed By

Notes:-

The Risk Assessed after all the measures taken:

HIGH

MEDIUM

LOW

Fatal/Major Injury(Certain/Very Likely)PointRange 7 to 9

 

Lost Time/Disability(Reasonably Likely)PointRange 4 to 6 Minor Injury/Disease(Seldom/unlikely)PointRange 1 to 3

SCORE=

SCORE=

SCORE=3

If the Score is Low: The Assessment need go no further.If the Score is Medium or High: Further Assessment is required. 
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