Identify Hazards and Assess Risks

Identifying the driving-related hazards employees encounter and evaluating the associated risks are fundamental parts of road safety planning. These steps enable you to set priorities for taking action.

Starting from a basic inventory of driving-related hazards, you can use the interactive Hazard ID and Risk Assessment online tool to create a customized inventory for your workplace. Assess risks and set priorities using the integrated simple risk matrix and scoring guide.

The tool suggests practical ways to address hazards and provides links to resources that will help you build and implement the right controls. It's also a planning tool where users can assign responsibility for actions, set target dates and track progress. You can save, print and share the plan you create, and return whenever you like to access and update your work.

The Road Safety Risk Profile online tool is available to help you evaluate multiple risk factors associated with employees that drive for work, the journeys they make and the vehicles they use. Resulting scores identify key areas of exposure and point you to tools and resources you can use to reduce risks.

The Hazard ID and Risk Assessment web section explains the basics of hazard identification and risk assessment. There's a comprehensive inventory of driving-related hazards that you can download and use "as is", or customize for your specific needs. It also explains two risk assessment processes used to systematically rank risks.

Take the Hazard ID and Risk Assessment online course. It will provide you with a practical understanding and skills to identify driving-related hazards in your workplace, and to assess potential risks associated with those hazards. The course explains what to do with assessment results and how to prioritize risks for action.

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Step 1: Plan

 Know The 10 Essentials

 Get Management Commitment

 Check the Gauges

 Identify Hazards and Assess Risks

 Establish Metrics and Set Targets

Step 2: Do

Step 3: Check

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