Assess the risk of working near water or other liquids

Control Measure Knowledge

A risk assessment when personnel are working near water or other liquids should take into account:

  • The necessity of working near water or other liquids
  • The required proximity to the water or other liquids
  • The number of personnel required
  • The operational activity that will take place
  • The likelihood of accidental entry due to:
    • Underfoot conditions
    • Stability of the surrounding area
    • Gradient
    • Lack of guarding or barriers
    • Weather conditions
    • Reduced visibility
  • The level of danger presented by the water or other liquids, such as:
    • Depth
    • Temperature
    • Type of liquid, including potential contaminants
    • Speed of flow

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions