Activity Risk Assessment Checklist

Use this checklist to confirm that all activities have been properly assessed for hazards prior to the start of work. This checklist helps our project teams to identify all risks involved in specific scopes of work and to indicate how they plan to reduce, manage, or eliminate the risk.

Question Response Type
1. Does the work about to be completed have a high risk or high hazards involved? Yes No N/A
2. What are the risks associated with this work? Text Answer
3. What measures are being taken by the contractor to reduce the risks associated with this work? Text Answer
4. How will the contractor implement these measures to reduce the risks? Text Answer
5. What PPE is the contractor using to help reduce the risks associated with this work? Text Answer
6. Are any other trades working in the area of this high risk activity? Yes No N/A
7. If yes, what measures are being taken to protect adjacent workers from this high risk activity? Text Answer
8. Has the GC Safety Manager / Superintendent reviewed this Activity Risk Assessment? Yes No N/A
9. What is the name of the GC Safety Manager / Superintendent who reviewed this Activity Risk Assessment? Text Answer

What is activity risk assessment in construction?

Activity risk assessments help identify and avoid potential risks and hazards on your project. First, you identify all possible safety and health concerns on your jobsite. Then, you create an action plan (or a few) to help your workers navigate each one.

This activity risk assessment safety checklist—along with others—will help you track your jobsite safety through the life cycle of your project. Constantly reviewing and updating your safety processes is key to keeping your crews safe.

Why is activity risk assessment important?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one of the main causes of workplace injuries, illnesses, and incidents is “the failure to identify or recognize hazards that are present, or that could have been anticipated.”

To better protect your workers, it’s essential to put the right construction safety protocols in place. How do you know which safety precautions and briefings are best for your jobsite? By conducting an activity risk assessment.

What are the top 10 safety risks in the construction industry?

OSHA reports the top ten most frequently cited federal safety hazards in the construction industry between October 2019 and September 2020 were:

  1. 1. Duty to have fall protection
  2. 2. General requirements
  3. 3. Ladders
  4. 4. Training requirements
  5. 5. Eye and face protection
  6. 6. Head protection
  7. 7. Specific excavation requirements
  8. 8. Aerial lifts
  9. 9. Fall protection systems criteria and practices

What other resources can help improve my jobsite safety?

Safety construction checklists and safety inspections are key. But make sure you involve your workers, too. After all, they're the ones on the front lines.

Education and training is one of the most important tools in workplace safety.

Toolbox talks, for example, are a great way to present safety topics to your workers. They also create a safe space for anyone to ask questions or address any concerns they have. To keep the focus on the toolbox talks themselves, invest in digital storage and digital sign-in sheets. That way, you’ll also have clean, documented proof in the case of litigation, disputes, or claims. We have a digital library full of toolbox talks ready for you to use.

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