Prior to starting the actual risk assessment, you should clarify the following:
The next steps should be based on you capturing all departments and working areas in your company.
The template Capturing the company organisation made available by the occupational health and safety administration of North-Rhine Westphalia is intended for illustrative purposes.
Please also take into account special groups of persons when grasping the company organisation, for example
There are different working areas in your company, for example workshop, production, office, sheet shaping, welding area, storage, where specific activities are performed at workstations.
In order to maintain the clarity of the risk assessment, you should initially divide the workplace to be assessed into individual, distinguishable units with similar working conditions and hazards. Document which activities are performed at these workstations and who is responsible for occupational health and safety there. This division forms your basis for documenting the risk assessment regarding the steps 2 to 7. You may, for example, use the organisational charts, personnel deployment schedules, or job descriptions existing within your company as aids for determining the units.
The template Capturing the working areas / persons responsible of the activities made available by the occupational safety and health administration of North-Rhine Westphalia is intended for illustrative purposes.
In this, please note:
In the next section you will learn how you can specify the division of the working areas.