'Site risk assessments' (SRAs) also known as 'site specific risk assessments' inform the reader of actual risks and how to reduce them. SRAs are risk assessments, which contain information of the conditions and hazards for that particular site.

Before carrying out an activity, two assessments will have had to be made, one for the site (SRA), and another for the particular activity (generic risk assessment - GRA). The SRA has to be used in conjunction with the GRA form, and could potentially have the same actual risks recorded. However, the overlapping risks in each documents are of equal importance.

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Completing a SRA

Significant hazards and associated risks

Examples of potential hazards, which may result in serious harm or affect several people:

  • Roads/Traffic/Car Park
  • Electric Fencing
  • Terrain (slipping/tripping/falling)
  • Site Security - boundaries/absconding/other people on site
  • Falling tree branches/undergrowth
  • Wild Animals
  • Holes
  • Water

Those who might be harmed

Persons at risk from the significant hazards identified could be either:

  • All participants
  • Adults/Staff
  • Those concerned
  • Other groups
  • Pupils/young people

Control measures (CM’s):

Controls, including relevant sources of guidance. This may include:

  • How to control the risk and hazard
  • Good practices that control risks and hazards
  • Specific CM’s not included in the SRA  (e.g. briefings, qualifications/experience of supervisors)

Additional CM’s required?

If existing CM’s cannot be met or circumstances have changed.

Residual Risk Rating

Due to the CM's is the risk or hazard now high/medium/low.