How to do a Construction Site Risk Assessment Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes: How to do a Construction Site Risk Assessment

HS.CON.RA.44.D1

Carrying out a Risk Assessment is a necessity when undertaking a building project and our Guidance Notes show how you may wish to go about using our Building Risk Assessment Forms.

This Guidance Notes for How to do Construction Site Risk Assessment provide explanations on how to interpret the probability and severity of hazards and potential hazards identified during the risk assessment, and the use of priority ranking to help manage the risk assessment review process. It illustrates an extensive example, providing an explanation of how control measures can be used.

Based on the HSE format the following document can guide you in carrying out a risk assessment, taking you through the standard Five Steps to risk assessment stage by stage.

1. Look for and identify the hazards

2. Decide who might be harmed and how

3. Evaluate the level of risk(s) arising from the hazards and decide whether the existing precautions are sufficient or whether more should be done

4. Record your findings

5. Review your assessment and revise it if needed

This template also refers to the potential risks of not carrying out proper risk assessments, including associated fines and information on the Court's sentencing guidelines. 

These Guidance Notes are easy to follow and will enable you to carry out your own assessments using the blank or partially worked examples in this folder.

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