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Activity Risk Assessment Checklist

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


Response Type


Does the work about to be completed have a high risk or high hazards involved?

Yes No N/A


What are the risks associated with this work?

Text Answer


What measures are being taken by the contractor to reduce the risks associated with this work?

Text Answer


How will the contractor implement these measures to reduce the risks?

Text Answer


What PPE is the contractor using to help reduce the risks associated with this work?

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Are any other trades working in the area of this high risk activity?

Yes No N/A


If yes, what measures are being taken to protect adjacent workers from this high risk activity?

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Has the GC Safety Manager / Superintendent reviewed this Activity Risk Assessment?

Yes No N/A


What is the name of the GC Safety Manager / Superintendent who reviewed this Activity Risk Assessment?

Text Answer

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Need an easier way to assess risks on the jobsite? Fill out the form to download our activity risk assessment checklist as a workable PDF. We’ll also email you a copy. Then, simply work through each checklist item and add your responses to help prevent safety incidents on your next construction project.

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Construction Risk Assessment FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions related to construction risk assessments.

What is a construction risk assessment?

The purpose of a construction risk assessment is to help identify and avoid dangerous risks and hazards in construction projects.

Why is construction 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 a construction risk assessment before you start each new activity.

How to conduct a construction risk assessment

Construction risk assessments are a relatively simple process. Follow these four steps:

  1. Identify all possible health and safety hazards on your jobsite

  2. Evaluate each risk and prioritize them from most to least dangerous

  3. Create an action plan (or a few) to help your workers navigate each risk

  4. Implement controls (and document them)

This construction risk assessment checklist is designed to help you with this process. Our checklist is designed to help identify potential risks, create action plans, and document safety procedures before starting each new activity on the jobsite.

What other resources can help improve my jobsite safety?

Using a construction safety management app that helps with construction safety checklists and safety inspections is 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. A toolbox talk app makes choosing, delivering, and documenting toolbox talks easier. You’ll also then have clean, documented proof of your talk and attendees in the case of litigation, disputes, or claims. We have a digital library of toolbox talk topics ready for you to use.

See how this checklist works in the app

There’s an easier way to find and complete construction checklists—and we'd love to walk you through it in a personalized demo. (All demos come with a free trial, too.)

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