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Generic Risk Assessment Form

(To be used for routine tasks and for reference when developing project specific risk assessm
GRA Ref. No

Task Description

Area of use

RA Team Members

Task
Element

Hazard
Hazard Description

Initial Risk
Hazard Effect

Forklift used in areas where other vehicles are operator Other vehicle operators and Operator sustaining
injuries from serious and possibly fatal, as a result of
Forklift coming into contact with other vehicles
Operation

Controls

Outline controls required for risk mitigatio

1) Forklift to be kept away from other veh


Attention to be paid to reducing risks ass
Forklifts. 3) Clearly marked traffic routes
vests to be worn in poor light or high traff

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Forklift used in areas where pedestrians are working

Pedestrians sustaining injuries from serious and


possibly fatal, as a result of Forklift coming into contact
with the Individual

Operation

1) Forklift to be kept away from pedestria


Attention to be paid to reducing risks
associated with the Pedestrians and Fork
3) Barriers in place and clearly marked.
4) Clearly marked pedestrian walkways a
access areas.

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Forklift used in an unsafe manner due to lack of
competences

Individuals sustaining injuries from minor to serious and


possibly fatal, as a result of the poor use of the Forklift

Operation

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Forklift used without the safety belt being worn
Operation

Individuals sustaining injuries from minor to serious and


possibly fatal, as a result of falling from the Forklift

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Operation

Damaged parts on the Forklift including


carriage; roll protection device and attachments

Accident potential increasing due to


damaged or worn parts on the Forklift

Damaged tyres on the Forklift

Accident potential increasing due to damaged tyres

1) Working audible sounder.


2) Working beacons.
3) Working horn.
4) Working lights (if fitted and required).

1) Seatbelts fitted to Forklift.


2) Forklift to be used correctly with seat b
3) Disciplinary measures need to be in pl
rules.
1) Plan Preventive Maintenance in place
2) Check conducted during Forklift

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Operation

1) Plan Preventive Maintenance in place


2) Check conducted on tyres during Fork

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Generic Risk Assessment Form

(To be used for routine tasks and for reference when developing project specific risk assessm
GRA Ref. No

Task Description

Area of use

RA Team Members

Task
Element

Hazard
Hazard Description
Lack of safety features on the Forklift

Operation

Initial Risk
Hazard Effect

Accident potential increasing due to the lack of safety


features such as audible warning devices, flashing
beacons, horn and lights

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Battery checks on the Forklift

Individuals sustaining injuries and getting electrical


shock when checking the battery on the Forklift

Operation

Controls

Outline controls required for risk mitigatio


1) Working audible sounder.
2) Working beacons.
3) Working horn.
4) Working lights (if fitted and required).

1) Controls required for battery checks on


needs to be worn
3) Eye Protection/ Gloves 4) Battery need
leaks 5) Switch off charger before discon
Ensure lead is stored safely

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Forklift used in on roads, gangways and aisles with
insufficient width or overhead clearance

Individuals sustaining injuries from minor to serious and


possibly fatal, as a result of Forklift being used in poor
working environments

Operation

1) Attention to be paid to reducing risks a


workplace. 2) Caution to be exercised by
working in narrow areas Caution to be ex
Operator working near overhead obstacle
5) Horn to be used when working around

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Forklift used in on sharp bends
Operation

Individuals sustaining injuries from minor to serious and


possibly fatal, as a result of Forklift being used in poor
working environments

1) Attention to be paid to reducing risks a


workplace. 2) Caution to be exercised by
when going around bends. 4) Caution to
operator when unsited by bends.

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Generic Risk Assessment Form

(To be used for routine tasks and for reference when developing project specific risk assessm
GRA Ref. No

Task Description

Area of use

RA Team Members

Task
Element

Hazard
Hazard Description
Forklift used on a poor surface and toppling over

Operation

Initial Risk
Hazard Effect

Individuals sustaining injuries from minor to serious and


possibly fatal, as a result of Forklift being overturning on
a poor working surface

Controls

Outline controls required for risk mitigatio

1) Forklift to be used correctly in a safe e


are designed for use
2) Attention to be paid to reducing risks a
workplace

Signed by Risk Assessment Team Members

Approved by Operations Dir

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Risk Assessment Form

eference when developing project specific risk assessments)


Revision
Date
Controls

Initial Risk

Outline controls required for risk mitigation

1) Forklift to be kept away from other vehicles where possible . 2)


Attention to be paid to reducing risks associated with Vehicles and
Forklifts. 3) Clearly marked traffic routes and signage. 4) High vis
vests to be worn in poor light or high traffic areas

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1) Forklift to be kept away from pedestrians where possible. 2)
Attention to be paid to reducing risks
associated with the Pedestrians and Forklifts.
3) Barriers in place and clearly marked.
4) Clearly marked pedestrian walkways and authorized only
access areas.

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1) Working audible sounder.
2) Working beacons.
3) Working horn.
4) Working lights (if fitted and required).
1) Seatbelts fitted to Forklift.
2) Forklift to be used correctly with seat belt worn.
3) Disciplinary measures need to be in place for noncompliance to
rules.
1) Plan Preventive Maintenance in place
2) Check conducted during Forklift

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2
2

4
1) Plan Preventive Maintenance in place
2) Check conducted on tyres during Forklift.

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Risk Assessment Form

eference when developing project specific risk assessments)


Revision
Date
Controls

Initial Risk

Outline controls required for risk mitigation

1) Working audible sounder.


2) Working beacons.
3) Working horn.
4) Working lights (if fitted and required).

1) Controls required for battery checks on the Forklift. 2) PPE


needs to be worn
3) Eye Protection/ Gloves 4) Battery needs to be inspected for
leaks 5) Switch off charger before disconnecting/ connecting
Ensure lead is stored safely

2
1) Attention to be paid to reducing risks associated with the
workplace. 2) Caution to be exercised by Forklift. 3) Operator
working in narrow areas Caution to be exercised by Forklift 4)
Operator working near overhead obstacles.
5) Horn to be used when working around

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1) Attention to be paid to reducing risks associated with the
workplace. 2) Caution to be exercised by Forklift. 3) Operator
when going around bends. 4) Caution to be exercised by Forklift
operator when unsited by bends.

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Risk Assessment Form

eference when developing project specific risk assessments)


Revision
Date
Controls

Initial Risk

Outline controls required for risk mitigation

1) Forklift to be used correctly in a safe environment where they


are designed for use
2) Attention to be paid to reducing risks associated with the
workplace

Approved by Operations Director

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