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Become a member of the AA and you get access to their download section, which includes Generic Risk Assessments as well as lots of other useful stuff 

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As with all / any risk assessment documentation, or indeed any H&S documentation, don't just blinded purchase / download and adopt as it is because, in reality, at that stage it's unlikely to meet the "suitable and sufficient" test.


I've just downloaded their stuff and, in general, it appears to cover the main points of the RA process but does need to be read in conjunction with the 'instruction manual' (also available to download) to use it to best effect. Not sure about some of the risk ranking / rating outcomes tbh but that's always a subjective element and open to debate ("not tonight please" :D ) and appears to assume climbing for all tree surgery works....mmmmm.


Similarly the method statement is okay but does miss out welfare arrangements, often an 'eye-brow' raiser but very relevant to construction (of which the document has a strong flavor.)


Not surprisingly, if you're keen to adopt industry specific / industry produced stuff then I know an organization who can help :thumbup:





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