Task/Activity:. UCL Estates & Facilities Division RISK ASSESSMENT FORM 2 Job No. Probability of harm (P) Very unlikely=1 / Unlikely =2 / Likely=3 / Very Likely=4 Severity of harm (S) Slight=1 / Moderate=2 / Major=3 / Extreme=4 Probability x Severity=Risk (R) Risk level: 1-2 = Low / 3-6 = Medium 8-9 = High / 12-16 = Intolerable Calculate Initial Risk THOSE AT RISK HAZARD / RISK operative Others staff / (visitors students public etc.) P Assessment of Initial Risk x S = R (L. M. H. I.) 1 x = 2 x = 3 x = 4 x = 5 x = 6 x = 7 x = 8 x = 9 x = 10 x = 11 x = 12 x = 13 x = 14 x = 15 x = 16 x = The Initial Hazard/ Risk No. Assessors Name: Remaining Risk (L or M) LIST THE CONTROL MEASURES NEEDED OR IN PLACE TO REDUCE THE RISK Signature: Date: RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE NOTES The level of risk depends on a combination of the probability of harm and the severity of harm. The table below demonstrates the assessment of risk: Probability of harm x Severity of harm = Level of risk (Risk levels: 1-2 = Low (L) / 3-6 = Medium (M) / 8-9 = High / 12-16 = Intolerable) The probability of harm The severity of harm Very unlikely 1 Unlikely 2 Likely 3 Very likely 4 Slight 1 e.g. Nuisance, irritation, temporary ill health LOW =1 LOW =2 MEDIUM =3 MEDIUM =4 LOW =2 MEDIUM =4 MEDIUM =6 HIGH =8 MEDIUM =3 MEDIUM =6 HIGH =9 INTOLERABLE =12 MEDIUM =4 HIGH =8 INTOLERABLE =12 INTOLERABLE =16 Moderate 2 e.g. Medical Attention with several days off work Major 3 e.g. Long term Injury or Illness Extreme 4 e.g. Kill or Permanently Maim To use the Risk Assessment Form: 1 Identify the Task/Activity 2 Identify those likely to be at risk (tick as appropriate) 3 Identify the hazard and the risks that might result from the hazard (there may be more than one risk resulting from a hazard) 4 Assess the initial risk (before any safety control measures are applied): Likelihood x Severity=Risk Level (R) 5 List the safety control measures in place or that need to be applied to reduce the identified risks 6 Assess the remaining risk level once all the control measures are applied. 7 The task activity must not proceed if the remaining risk level is High or Intolerable. RISK LEVEL TRIVIAL The risk is so small that no control measures or records are needed LOW (1-2) Control measures are not necessarily needed Consider better solutions that don’t cause extra costs The situation should be monitored to keep the risk under control Control measures should be taken to reduce the risk. A suitable timescale can be planned for implementing the controls The cost-effectiveness of the control measures should be carefully considered If very harmful consequences are foreseeable (such as serious injury or fire in a production facility) the probability of the event should be re-examined more thoroughly. Work should not be started until the risk has been reduced. Considerable resources may be needed to reduce the risk. Where work is in progress, urgent action should be taken to reduce the risk. MEDIUM (3-6) HIGH (8-9) INTOLERABLE (12-16) Work should not be started or continued until the risk has been reduced – regardless of the cost of the control measures.