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Example Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form

Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form (Example)


This Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form (Example) has been filled in to illustrate the sort of issues that need consideration when carrying out a risk assessment for cold weather or winter weather conditions. This risk assessment has been updated to include a new section SW05, which deals with people travelling between workplaces, or to appointments, in poor weather conditions.

Carrying out a cold weather risk assessment is an important part of managing risks around the workplace in the winter months. The purpose of this worked example is to give the employer a helping hand in how to see the workplace when doing severe weather risk assessments. For more general advice on completing risk assessments please look at our Guidance Notes on Completing Risk Assessments.

As this Cold Weather Risk Assessment Form (Example) draws on a variety of real life situations, some of the hazards identified may be relevant for the business others may not. Likewise, with both the “existing controls” and the “further controls/actions” needed; some may apply and others will not. How the control measures differ will depend entirely on the relevant company’s current health and safety procedures, but those shown provide an idea of how they could work.

Please be aware that carrying out the risk assessment is not a stand-alone task. Rather it should be the first step in helping to ensure that the workforce (and anyone else who may be affected) is as safe as reasonably practicable.

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