Free Risk Assessment Spreadsheet

Free Risk Assessment Spreadsheet

At Machine Safety Specialists, our preference is to train you on how to conduct your own Risk Assessment. It is far more cost effective to teach you the methods of risk assessment, first hand, than it is for your company to design a risk assessment program that might not be well received by your workforce. By learning the process and conducting your own risk assessment, your company and its employees will better understand the potential hazards and appreciate the thousands of dollars saved, as a result.

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Our team can show you how to involve employees in the process, gain acceptance and greatly improve your level of safety. We will gladly work with you to define your own definition of risk assessment by showing you how to use the free risk assessment spreadsheet to your fullest advantage. This interactive Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is fully modifiable. It also includes a flow chart, a real life example, comprehensive definitions and additional background information. To receive your spreadsheet, Contact Us, state your request for the spreadsheet and we will email it directly to you at no charge. We will only follow up at your request.



Free Risk Assessment Spreadsheet

Risk Assessment Template Free

An Example Spreadsheet & Quick Walkthrough

Here you will find a small image of a spreadsheet form we’ve developed for an actual Risk Assessment. Click on this PDF (Risk Assessment Example.pdf) & you will be able to see the spreadsheet in greater detail.

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Identified Hazard

  • Using an ANSI/ISO table, we define a category for the hazard.

Risk Level Estimate

  • Allows us to set the parameters for Exposure, Frequency and Severity. (Most Risk Assessment software methods use these same parameters).
  • The software has now automatically determined a level of risk.
  • Note the color and numerical value of the Estimated Risk Level.

Method of Reduction

  • Asks for the means we are going to choose to reduce the hazard.


  • Automatically calculates the remaining hazard.
  • If the remaining hazard level is colored green, we’re in great shape.
  • If it is yellow or red, we need to repeat the risk reduction means and add more controls or other methods to reduce the risk.

Additional Notes

  • Pay attention to the Guarding Concerns #1 and #6 on the pdf file. See how the numbers virtually match except that the Number of Persons Exposed in Hazard #1 is 1 and in Hazard #6 it is 2? This causes the Estimated Risk Level to jump from 10 to 16.
  • There is a formula in the spreadsheet that calculates the Estimated Risk Level based on the Number of Persons Exposed and the Severity of Injury.
  • There are many methods of risk assessment, the critical issues are to be consistent, honest and practical.