Proactively identify hazards and help reduce risks in one of the leading causes of work-related injuries and fatalities
Risk assessments are required for activities that may expose your workforce to hazards, to assess how to reduce and control the risks as far as is reasonably practicable. Putting in place a suitable and sufficient risk assessment will give you a good idea of the risks your team are exposed to, the controls currently in place, and further action required to reduce risks to an acceptable level. If your business involves any working at height, it is an essential requirement that you complete a risk assessment before any work at height commences.
Scroll down to download your Risk assessment template.
It is also a legal requirement to prepare a rescue plan as part of your risk assessment for working at height, so you know what to do if the worst happens.
You can also download a copy of our rescue planning template here.
Working at Height Risk Assessments
We created this Work at Height Risk Assessment a couple of years ago to help you assess the risks associated with general working at height. This has been one of our most popular downloads.
This template helps you to:
- Assess the risks;
- Decide on the precautions required;
- Record the significant findings
- Review the assessment as necessary
The template is ready for you to add your task specific details, the Work at Height Risk Assessment will give you a good indication of the hazards associated with the activity along with the risks and controls you should be thinking about.
The template includes:
- Key Contact Information
- Description of process, activity or task to be risk assessed
- Assessment of Risk
- Hazards and Control Procedures
- Further Action Required
Our work at height risk assessment template is intended to provide guidance for developing site-specific assessments.
The risk assessment template is written by IOSH qualified Safety Professionals, delivered in both MS Word and Adobe PDF format ready for you to download and start editing straight away.
Download your free Work at Height Risk Assessment Template to ensure you have taken account of the risks, planned and identified the precautions required to ensure you are safe and compliant when working at height.
Be mindful when completing your risk assessment of the latest COVID-19 guidance. Read our blog on managing COVID19 risks when working at height.
Need advice on working at height risk assessments? HLS provides further practical advice on how to comply with legislation to ensure that you are both safe and productive when working at height. Struggling to understand the risks? We offer a full site survey and risk assessment service, to help you find the right working at height solution for your needs. Speak to an expert.