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What is a Hazard Identification Checklist?

A hazard identification checklist, also known as a hazard assessment form, is a tool used by safety officers in performing hazard assessments. The main purpose of a hazard assessment is to identify potential health and safety hazards by examining conditions or practices in the workplace. Performing regular hazard assessments is critical so that adequate corrective measures can be implemented if necessary and injuries and illnesses can be prevented.

4-Step Guide to Effectively Perform a Hazard Identification

A hazard assessment reduces the probability of workplace accidents from occurring and ensures the safety of your employees. Easily perform fire risk assessments by following the steps below:

  1. Look – Walk around the facility and look for out-of-place items. Identify potential or existing hazards. Learn how to identify common workplace hazards.
  2. Think – Evaluate identified hazards and determine their underlying causes. Set appropriate controls to mitigate the likelihood of recurrence.
  3. Act – Implement corrective actions or controls.
  4. Monitor – Perform regular inspections and reviews to ensure that standard operating procedures and safety control measures are followed.

Pen & Paper Audits vs. Hazard Identification App

Performing a pen & paper based hazard assessment involves typically involves doing the following:

  • Carrying around numerous of paperwork on a clipboard and a camera while manually checking and documenting hazards in the facility.
  • Manually searching for workers to explain and assign corrective actions and hope they follow through.
  • Compiling all data gathered from inspection and attaching photos to create a report.

The above illustration shows a typical paper-based audit. Replace existing workflows involving paper forms, spreadsheets, scanning and faxing. iAuditor, the world’s leading cloud-based inspection software and mobile app can be used to perform hazard assessments quickly and accurately. With iAuditor you can:

  • Create mobile-ready risk assessment apps online (no IT skills needed)
  • Empower teams to complete risk assessments using smartphone and tablet
  • Attach photos and annotations in the app
  • Save all reports online to the cloud. Preview a report here
  • Use for free with small teams. Unlimited reports and storage for premium accounts


Sare Hawes

SafetyCulture staff writer