Fencing Risk Assessment Form – Using Handheld Power Tools
This Fencing Risk Assessment Form - Handheld Power Tools will allow you to assess the risks to your employees and to anyone else in the vicinity while carrying out a fencing job using handheld power tools. The risk assessment form includes Kangos/breakers, chainsaws, and pneumatic tools such as nail guns.
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 during this activity 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 has different requirements, and these forms allow you to add or delete hazards and control measures to reflect the specific requirements of your site or location.
How to use the Risk Assessment Form:
You can either save the digital version and fill it in using your computer or alternatively you may prefer to print off a copy of the blank risk assessment form located in the Site Risk Assessments 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 Fencing RA for Handheld Power Tools 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 Fencing 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.
This template is in fixed field format and contains macros. All macros are virus free. Always click "enable" if an automatic pop-up appears. The template can be unlocked by clicking on the "Padlock" icon on the tool bar. For further information on Macros and "Padlock" please refer to the Help section.
Once you have purchased access to the Health and Safety Document Folder click on the “Download Document” button below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.