Risk Assessment Toolkit

Wonder if the activity you chose for your year-end field trip is safe and appropriate? The following toolkit is an easy way of looking at your activity and determining whether it is a high or low risk activity and what steps you can implement to reduce the risk associated with it.

The following template can easily be completed by you, or with your students, or coworkers, by following these 5 steps:

  1. List all possible risks (potential for bodily or property injury) associated with the Activity
  2. Brainstorm all possible ways you can avoid, transfer or reduce the risk.
  3. Select the most appropriate technique(s) to address the risk.
  4. Implement the Technique
  5. Monitor - follow up with your group after the trip to see if the techniques you chose really worked and that you were able to meet the intended goal of your activity.

OSBIE Risk Management Template 

It is also important to Assess the Risk. This can be done in two steps:

  1. Assess the risk against your Board's Policy and Procedures. Is it an approved activity?
  2. Assess the Risk based on Frequency (How often an injury may occur) and Severity (when it does occur how bad is it)

You will find in this toolkit a Risk Priority Chart that will assist you in determining if your activity is; High, Medium or Low risk based on the Frequency and Severity of Injuries. Following the Priority Chart is a Risk Profile Chart that describes the type of risk and possible risk management strategies best utilized to address the risk.

Risk Priority and Profile Charts 

If you have any questions on using these Templates and Charts, please email rm@osbie.on.ca or call the office at 1-800-668-6724 and ask to speak with David Beal.