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Upcoming Upgrade – Risk Assessment and Scoring

Upcoming Upgrade – Risk Assessment and Scoring

There are numerous models used to complete a risk assessment.  It’s up to the individual business to determine which they want to use.  If you wish to use the Risk Assessment section in Hasmate, please read below to understand our model.

You can use the Hasmate Risk Assessment matrix in two ways – a 3 pronged risk matrix (how its used currently), or a 2 pronged risk matrix.


Option 1 – Likelihood vs Exposure vs Consequences

This is how we have recommended doing risk assessment in the past – and is still preferred by many clients.

Risk score determination = likelihood x exposure vs consequences = risk score.

Likelihood

The probability that during the period of exposure, individuals will actually come in contact with the hazard resulting in harm/illness as set out below:

Conceivable but very unlikely (the event or action happens often)

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Practically impossible (check previous accident and near miss reports)

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Quite possible (check previous accident and near miss reports)

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Unusual but possible (has happened before)

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Might well be expected (hasn’t happened before)

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Only remotely possible (one in a million)

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Exposure/Frequency

How frequent are individuals exposed to the hazard?

How often is the hazard present?

Conceivable but very unlikely (the event or action happens often)

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Practically impossible (check previous accident and near miss reports)

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Quite possible (check previous accident and near miss reports)

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Unusual but possible (has happened before)

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Might well be expected (hasn’t happened before)

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Only remotely possible (one in a million)

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Consequence

The result of contact with the hazard, also known as severity.

What is the potential impact of the event?

Conceivable but very unlikely (the event or action happens often)

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Practically impossible (check previous accident and near miss reports)

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Quite possible (check previous accident and near miss reports)

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Unusual but possible (has happened before)

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Might well be expected (hasn’t happened before)

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Only remotely possible (one in a million)

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Note: for all notifiable events, contact WorkSafe NZ on 0800 030 040 as soon as you become aware that the event has happened.


Risk Decision Table

Risk Score
Priority
Which means
Level of risk and action if the risk were to occur
Severity of hazard, risk of harm or commercial risk

3000 or greater
A

Extreme risk
MAJOR ALERT

An extremely high risk of death disability, permanent impairment or major health issue.

Very high risk to property or product
Significant risk or hazard
“ACT NOW”
Report to health and safety and senior management immediately
Control, document and monitor.
Review and measure the effectiveness of the controls within three months
Fatality
Permanent disability
Major debilitating health issue resulting in ability to work
Property /product damage
$300,000 or greater
1800 – 3000
B

High risk
SERIOUS RISK

High risk of disability, impairment or major health issue.

High risk to property or product
Serious harm/risk
“ACT NOW”
Report to health and safety and a manager immediately.
Control, document, monitor, and control the risk/hazard.
Review and measure the effectiveness of the controls within three months.
Admitted to hospital
Probable permanent disability or health issue requiring long term treatment.
Property/product damage of $150,000 or greater (up to $300,000)
300 – 1800
C

Medium risk
MEDIUM RISK

First aid

Medium safety or health risk
Temporary injury, illness, doctor or hospital treatment and first aid required.
Report to Health and Safety Manager
Control, document and monitor the risk/hazard.
Review and measure the effectiveness of the controls within 12 months.
Temporary disability – injury or health issue and unable to perform the tasks
Property/product damage of $50,000 or greater (up to $150,000)
0 – 300
D

Low risk
MINOR LOW RISK

Limited actual or potential risk to safety or health
Control, document and monitor the risk/hazard.
Report to Health and Safety Manager
Review and measure the effectiveness of the controls within 12 months
Injured but able to perform regular duties.
Property/product damage less than $50,000.
Note: if the risk score is low but experience indicates there is a high likelihood of an event occurring, always err on the side of caution and overstate the risk score.