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Combining Risk Assessments?

Post by Danger_Daz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:01 am

Hi all,

My workplace is about to conduct an extensive review of all risk assessments and I would appreciate some opinions on the 2 questions below.

At the moment I'm working in a site that has 5 different departments. Each department may have their own risk assessment that covers the same operation e.g. operating a pedestrian pallet truck. I've looked at some of these assessments and they all look like cut and paste jobs with specific hazards per area added.

My 1st question is, when reviewing these separate risk assessments, can I cover all departments in 1 risk assessment rather than 5 as long as the specific department hazards are identified?

In addition to this and just as an example, there may also be a separate risk assessment for cleaning the Pallet truck and another for maintaining it.

My 2nd question is could I also combine the maintenance and cleaning into this 1 risk assessment?


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Re: Combining Risk Assessments?

Post by abarnett » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 pm


I'd do a risk assessment for PPT activity and cross reference the departmental risk assessment to it but mention any departmental specific hazards / controls.

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