Site Work Risk Assessment – Digging and Working in Excavations
This site task risk assessment form for works involved in working in trenches or digging any excavations will allow you to assess the risks to your employees while carrying out this task.
This risk assessment form has been professionally written for you to use by adding to or deleting the control measures that we have suggested. We have considered the various hazards your employees and anyone else will be exposed to on a regular basis and have given some control measures that you may already have in place, along with our suggestions of those you may wish to implement. These are only our suggestions – you may find that your particular site or location needs different answers, and these forms allow you to fill them in as you need.
How to use the Risk Assessment Form:
We suggest that you print off a copy of the blank risk assessment form located in this folder and manually write in your findings; the hazards you have identified and the controls you have and will need. To help you with this process you may find it useful to read our Guidance Notes - How to do a Risk Assessment.
Once you have hand-written your site task risk assessment form for digging and working in excavations you may wish to revisit this electronic version to input your data. If you wish to enter more than 5 hazards on the form then right-click in an empty space within the bottom row and select the ‘Insert’ option. You will be given a variety of options, please select the ‘insert rows below’ option and a new row should appear below the current one. To work out the Level of Risk (R) for each hazard on the form multiply the Probability value (P) by the Severity value (S).
Once you have completed your Digging and Working in Excavations Risk Assessment Form you should transfer the information in the ‘further controls/action’ column into your Action Plan so that you can monitor who has carried out the works and when.
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