Field Level Risk Assessment

Last updated: February 3, 2019

What Does Field Level Risk Assessment Mean?

A field level risk assessment (FLRA) is an assessment method used at a site during construction work to identify any hazards that are present due to site or equipment conditions. It is the compilation of information from all available sources about the conditions at the actual time and site.

Safeopedia Explains Field Level Risk Assessment

A field level risk assessment (FLRA) is designed to examine operational and procedural systems on a daily basis to identify hazards which had been overlooked in the equipment or process design or during the modification. Workers complete a FLRA prior to any work being done on site. They are expected to analyze procedures, identify possible hazards and risks, and suggest ways of controlling such risk.

A FLRA is to be documented to identify added hazards or controls that may be necessary to protect workers at a site. It may include the use of some forms or checklists such as:

  • FLRA checklist
  • Hot work permits
  • Entry to confined spaces
  • Ground disturbance checklists
  • Working aloft or at heights checklists
  • Critical lift checklists
  • Mobile lift equipment checklists

A FLRA is done on the following occasions:

  • Prior to beginning a new job or shift
  • When a new worker joins the crew
  • With change of work procedures
  • With change of site conditions
  • With change of work tasks or equipment
  • Activity of others in the area poses a threat or risk

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