Worksite Risk Assessment

Based on an understanding of the work that needs to be done and the results from the worksite inspection and Visual Tree Assessment, it is time to do a worksite risk assessment.

The intention of the material presented here is to provide guidance and some examples of the things to consider. Your worksite risk assessment should be based on your situation and way of working – and in line with the regulations in your area.

So, what are the risks, actual and potential, involved to complete the task? And what measures can you take to mitigate them? Is it possible that unauthorised people might enter the site? Are there forest machines operating nearby? Will you be able to have visual contact with colleagues at all times? How will you communicate? Are there power lines/cables or a public road near the work area? Do you and your colleagues have the right training, skills and tools for this situation? Are you confident that the work can be performed safely? If not, you’re not ready.

Before developing a work plan, you have to know the risks and identify actions to reduce and preferably eliminate them. Nothing should be left to chance or wishful thinking.

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December 12, 2022

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