What is a risk assessment on site?
A risk assessment is a thorough look at your workplace to identify those things, situations, processes, etc. that may cause harm, particularly to people. After identification is made, you analyze and evaluate how likely and severe the risk is.
What are the top 5 hazards on a construction site?
The top ten risks and hazards from working on construction sites are:
- Slips, trips, and falls.
- Hand arm vibration syndrome.
- Material and manual handling.
- Collapsing trenches.
- Airborne fibres and materials.
What is risk assessment in construction?
Risk assessments comprise the identification of risks, the evaluation of associated risks and the determination of appropriate control measures. Many activities on a construction site are hazardous by nature and will require a full assessment of risk.
How do you write a good risk assessment?
- The Health and Safety Executive’s Five steps to risk assessment.
- Step 1: Identify the hazards.
- Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how.
- Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions.
- Step 4: Record your findings and implement them.
- Step 5: Review your risk assessment and update if. necessary.
What are 8 physical hazards on a construction site?
They are manual handling injuries, falls, slips and trips, and being hit by moving objects.
- Body Stressing Through Manual Handling.
- Falls, Trips and Slips.
- Being Hit by Moving Objects.
What are the six most common hazards on a construction job site?
Here are the top seven:
- Falls from great heights.
- Excavation/trench collapse.
- Scaffolding or ladder collapse.
- Electrical hazards, both shock and arc flash.
- Not using proper personal protective equipment.
- Injury caused by repetitive motion.
- Hearing damage caused by exposure to loud noise.
Can I write my own risk assessment?
Yes, you should end up with a risk assessment document. This written document is a record of the risk assessment process. If you have 5 or more employees, it’s a legal requirement to write down your risk assessment. Even if you don’t have 5 or more employees, writing down your risk assessment is good practice.