2 Risk assessment process
The principal and/or their delegate must assess the level of risk for tasks that have been identified as potentially hazardous, take into account the current risk controls implemented and the following risk factors:
- task (e.g. undertaken for long periods of time)
- individual (e.g. skills and training level)
- load (e.g. too heavy, too large)
- environment (e.g. stairs to navigate, lack of space)
- there is a high or extreme level of risk in the
- there is uncertainty about the level of risk associated with activities to be undertaken
- there is limited understanding and/or knowledge about individual manual handling tasks to be performed
The assigned level of risk must be recorded in the OHS risk register and/or Risk Assessment Template or equivalent.
Sample risk assessments have been designed as generic guides to assist workplaces in assessing common manual handling risks.
Reviewed 26 June 2020