Risk Assessment

Journey Risk Assessment Template

Trip Description

Escort Security Needs

Escorts not required 0
Police escort in BL vehicle 2
Single manned patrol 10
Dual or more manned patrol 20

Security Situation

Level 1 No security problems known 0
Level 2 Sensitive security situation OR peaceful unrest 5
Level 3 Non-peaceful unrest - non-specific threat 15
Level 4 Non-peaceful unrest - threat to BL employees 20

No of vehicles & passengers

2 + vehicles & 1 + passengers per vehicle 1
1 light vehicle & 1 + passengers / 2 + vehicles with no passengers 2
1 heavy vehicle & 1 + passengers / 1 light vehicle with no passenger 3
1 heavy vehicle with no passenger 6

Distance to destination point from departure point - one way

Trip < 50km 1
Trip < 100km 2
Trip < 200km 5
Trip > 200km 11

Road conditions

Paved 1
Compact unpaved 2
Potholed Tracks 4
Unformed / no verges / drop-offs, steep / mud etc. 8

Day or night driving - Driving between:

06:00 & 19:00 distance LESS than 35 km 0
Driving between 06:00 & 19:00 distance MORE than 35 km 5
Driving between 19:00 & 06:00 distance LESS than 100 km 10
Driving between 19:00 & 06:00 distance MORE than 100 km 20

Weather Conditions

Normal weather conditions 1
Heavy fog or Dust Levels 4
Heavy Rain Conditions 7
Extreme levels of any above conditions 9

Communication

Mobile and/or Sat Phone and Radio 0
No or poor communication but in convoy 2
Poor communication and single vehicle 4
No communication and single vehicle 10

Vehicle

Approved driver. Serviced, approved & inspected vehicle 0
Approved driver & non-serviced, but approved vehicle 5
Approved driver & non-approved vehicle 10
Non-approved driver 20

Route

Familiar 0
Limited knowledge 5
Unfamiliar 10
Unfamiliar with limited communication / language 20

Driver Fitness (complete either A OR B)

A) Driver slept 8+ hrs in last 24 hrs

Hours on duty (last 24 hrs) + hours planned for trip <12 hrs 1
Hours on duty (last 24 hrs) + hours planned for trip >12<14hrs 3
Hours on duty (last 24 hrs) + hours planned for trip >14<16hrs 6

B) Driver slept <8 hrs in last 24 hrs

Hours on duty (last 24 hrs) + hours planned for trip < 12 hrs 2
Hours on duty (last 24 hrs) + hours planned for trip >12<14hrs 5
Hours on duty (last 24 hrs) + hours planned for trip >14<16hrs 8
Hours on duty + hours planned for trip >14<16hrs MUST REST

Driver Skill / Experience

Licenced for vehicle class with high experience 0
Licenced for vehicle class with low experience 5
New to vehicle class 10
Green Hat Driver 15

Time between trips

8+ hours 0
6 hours 2
4 hours 4
< 2 hours 6

TOTAL Risk Level APPROVAL REQUIRED
Over 70** Extreme Zone Manager & EHS Manager
55 -69 Very high Operations Manager and EHS Manager
39 - 54 High Operations Manager
38 or Less Moderate Supervisor

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