17 - Hazard Analysis Risk Assessment

Conducting a comprehensive hazard analysis/risk assessment on the entire business scope (premises, operations and off-site activities) permits identification and assessment of risks presented. This allows company to ensure implementation of effective prevention and mitigation measures. Depending on the hazards and complexity of operation, hazard analysis may range from simple checklist of low hazard operations to systematic Zurich Hazard Analysis (ZHA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and others for more hazardous operations.

What do we look for?


  • No or limited documentation of processes and hazards.
  • No or limited hazard analysis.
  • Analysis does not cover full scope of operations.


  • Well documented processes.
  • Formal hazard analyses
  • Analysis covers the full scope of operations.
  • Periodic updating of analysis and corrective actions, including change management.

  • Develop and implement a documented hazard analysis appropriate to the degree of complexity of business scope and operations. Ensure prompt corrective action for findings from hazard analysis.

  • Periodically update hazard analysis to keep up with changes in scope of operations and processes.

Useful Resources
OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard

Type: pdf (1.4Mb)

Critical equipment areas checklist