Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form (Blank)
This template Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form can be used to manage the hazards around your workplace during the winter months – especially in severe or extreme weather conditions.
Slips and trips in the workplace:
One of the most common winter weather workplace hazards is that of slipping and tripping. Slips and trips are the single biggest cause of injury at work. This is one of the key hazards to consider at this time of year and accordingly, along with the Blank Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form, we have included a detailed but non-exhaustive list of common slip and trip hazards. For each hazard we consider simple but effective actions that you can take which can help to reduce the chances of anyone suffering slips or trips.
How to use the Risk Assessment Form:
We suggest that you print off a copy of the form 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.
You will see that there is one line already completed for you in italics. This is an example only and is to show the continuity from this Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form through to the Action Plan using the risk assessment reference number (RA Ref No.) and the hazard number (Hz No.) to track through.
This form refers to one particular assessment location. If your workplace encompasses more than one location you should complete a separate form for each location and accordingly each location will have a different risk assessment reference number in the top right hand corner of the form.
Once you have hand-written your Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form you may wish to revisit the electronic version and input your data to create a neater more professional looking document. We have set the template fields so as to be sufficient for most levels of information at a limit of 200 characters. If you wish to enter more than 5 hazards in any one location, pressing “enter” when in the bottom right hand cell of the document will automatically take you to a new page and number 6 in the hazard list. 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 Risk Assessment Form whether hand-written or electronic, 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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