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HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL


Hazard identification
You have an obligation to identify, assess and control any foreseeable hazards that may result as a consequence of your actions. If it is not reasonably
practicable to eliminate the risk posed then you must take steps to control it.
Event organisers have an obligation to work within the risk management process to achieve the above. Risk management involves assessing
the potential harm of these hazards and introducing safe systems of work to eliminate or control then to an acceptable level. It is the process of;

1. Identifying any foreseeable hazard - anything in the workplace that has potential to harm anyone at the workplace, e.g. moving parts in
machinery, toxic chemicals, manual handling tasks, faulty electrical equipment or leads etc.
2. Assessing the risk from the hazard - finding out how significant the risk is e.g. will it cause a serious injury, illness or death and how likely is
this to occur?
3. Eliminating the hazard or if this is not possible, controlling the risk from the hazard - implementing strategies to eliminate or control the
hazard e.g. design equipment differently, add machine guards, use safer chemicals, providing lifting devices to minimise manual handling or use
personal protective equipment, having electrical appliances tested and tagged by an electrician etc.
When controlling hazards the following hierarchy of controls should be used.

1. Eliminate the Hazard


2. Substitute
Hazard
Substitute the
the Hazard
3. Engineering Controls
4. Administrative Controls

5. Personal Protective Equipment

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Risk Assessment
When you have identified a hazard you must assess how dangerous it is. Ask yourself: how likely is it that an injury or illness will occur and how
seriously could someone be affected? This is risk assessment. You must take into consideration during this process the nature of those who may come
into contact with your actions (i.e children, those with disabilities etc) and ensure any safety controls will be effective for everyone.
The level of risk will determine the priority assigned to its elimination or control
There are many types of hazards and methods for assessing them will differ. An event organiser must:

Evaluate the likelihood of an injury or illness occurring and the likely severity of any injury or illness (table 1.1 included)
Review all available health and safety information relevant to the hazard (for example, information from the supplier of plant material safety data
sheets, labels, previous incident, injury or illness reports etc)
Identify factors that contribute to the risk (for example, layout and condition of the working environment; capability, skill, experience and age of
people ordinarily doing the work; systems of work being used and reasonably foreseeable abnormal conditions)
Identify actions necessary to eliminate or control the risk; and
Identify any records necessary to be kept to ensure that risks are eliminated or controlled

In assessing the identified hazards for the RISK the employer should:

Judge the severity of any harm. Consider if it could cause:


o Permanent disability, ill health or death;
o Long term illness or serious injury;
o Require medical attention with someone off work for several days; or
o Someone to require first aid.
Judge the likelihood of the harm occurring:
o Very likely - (could happen any time)
o Likely - (could happen sometime)
o Unlikely - (could happen but very rarely)
o Very unlikely - (could happen but probably never will)

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Risk assessment Matrix


What is the consequences if the hazard
occurs

Kill or cause permanent disability


Cause major property damage over $ 50,000 +
Serious injury or long term illness
Cause considerable property damage over $
10,000 under $50,000

High (work can


not commence)

Medium Risk

Low Risk

What is the likely hood of the hazard occurring


Very High Risk
Very likely to
Happen

High Risk
Could Happen

Medium Risk
Could Happen, but
unlikely

Low Risk
Highly unlikely to
happen

H
H

Time of work, requiring medical attention


Cause property damage over
$ 500 under $10,000
First Aid required, minor injury
May cause property damage but unlikely

If the hazard is rated as High Risk then work can not commence until the hazard is eliminated or safely controlled.

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The following template can be used to identify and control hazards. It has been partially completed to assist you in understanding the process however
this should not be considered in any way exhaustive and event organisers must undertake their own assessment and complete a blank form.

Description of Duty:

Event details:

List here the nature and scope of the event

List the location, time, date, approx numbers attending, type of


service/entertainment being organised

i.e Lions family fun day consisting of small amusement rides for
children, BBQ and live music

Reference No
Date risk
assessment
Completed

Council only

Persons involved in the production and completing the risk assessment


Position
Name
Sign.
Equipment/ Plant
Required

Mobile phone
or two way to
report
incidents,
contact
emergency
services, call
for assistance if
injured or
attacked.
PA system

Personal Protective
Equipment Required
(PPE)

Gloves
Safety glasses
Hearing
protection
Safety footwear
Sunhat
UV Protection Sunscreen
High visibility
clothing
Collared Shirt

Qualifications/ Certificates of
Competency/ Training
Experience Required to Carry
out/ complete Duty:

OHS Awareness
Manual handling
Must be aware of OH&S
requirements, manual
handling procedures,
Australian standards for
safe work codes for
electrical cabling, food
handling requirements,
responsible serving of
alcohol.
Desirable First Aid
Certificate.

Legislation/ Standards/ Codes of Practice applicable


to the Duty

OH&S Act 2000 & OH&S Regulations 2001


OH&S Regulation 2001: Chapter 2

Approvals, Permits or
Equipment Maintenance
Checks, Required to Carry
out/ Complete the Duty

RTA traffic
management plan
Park use approval
form

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Job Steps

Potential Hazards

Rating Hazard Control Measures

Break the job down into a series of


steps. Each step should
accomplish some major task.
Identify the job steps in the order in
which they are performed.

Identify all the possible hazards


associated with each step.
Refer to the back of this sheet
for examples of potential
hazards.

Pack material/equipment and


drive to site

Manual handling

Slips, trips and falls

Crush injuries i.e dropping a


table on your foot

Person
responsible

Using the first two columns as a guide, specify the actions to be


taken to eliminate the hazards or minimise the risk of incidents
and accidents

Staff/volunteers trained in manual handling


techniques, trolleys provided, group lifts
Visual inspection, suitable footwear

Organiser

PPE (personal protective equipment such as gloves,


boots etc)

All, as required

Manual handling

All

Slips, trips and falls

Crush injuries i.e dropping a


table on your foot
Damage to underground
services by placement of tent
pegs
Staff/others being hit by
moving traffic (as store
holders set up)

Staff/volunteers trained in manual handling


techniques, trolleys provided, group lifts
Visual inspection, remove potential trip hazards,
suitable footwear
PPE (personal protective equipment such as gloves,
boots etc)

Environmental ie sun, noise


bush fire etc etc

Suitable PPE i.e sun hat, long trousers and long


sleeved shirts, sun block, adequate shade, take plenty
of fluids. Emergency assembly point established nd

All, as required

All

etc, etc

Site setup

All
All, as required

etc, etc
Site operation

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Job Steps

Potential Hazards

Break the job down into a series of


steps. Each step should
accomplish some major task.
Identify the job steps in the order in
which they are performed.

Identify all the possible hazards


associated with each step.
Refer to the back of this sheet
for examples of potential
hazards.

etc, etc
Clean up site and return home

emergency site response plan developed and


communicated to all staff/store holders. Stores set up
Rating Hazard Control Measures

Person
responsible

Using the first two columns as a guide, specify the actions to be


taken to eliminate the hazards or minimise the risk of incidents
and accidents

Electrocution

damage to underground
services (water, power, gas
etc)
Trip hazards

Well away from stage PA system and facing in


opposite direction
All electrical leads and appliances tested and tagged,
cords elevated, all electrical equipment weather
proofed, generators supplied and installed by
professional company
Dial before you dig, pot hole to determine locations,
services locations to be marked out on site with
surveyor paint.
Tent strings highlighted with traffic cones and tiger
tags, table and displays does not protrude outside of
tent frontage.

Organiser

Organiser

All

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