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Risk Assessments and RA Worksheets

A good Risk Assessment is the key to ensuring your event or activity is using risk management.

The tools on this page will help you effectively use the CAPF 160, CAPF 160S, and CAPF 160HL as you perform your risk assessment.  These forms will guide the process, but it is important to remember that a "risk assessment" is not just a form to fill out.  Risk assessments are how you perform the first three steps of risk management for your activity:  1) Identify Hazards,   2) Assess Risks,  3) Develop Controls & Make Decisions.

NOTE:  Refer to CAPR 160-1 for requirements and guidance regarding use of the following forms.

The Risk Assessment Forms

CAPF 160, Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheet.    This risk assessment form is primarily for large events or activities, and will guide the risk management process from the identification of hazards, through the final steps of evaluating the effectiveness of your risk management efforts.  Refer to CAPR 160-1 for guidance.

CAPF 160S, Real Time Risk Assessment Worksheet.    This "short form" is designed for smaller activities, like a squadron outing, cleaning the hangar, or a quarterly cadet fitness test.  It can also provide a guide for briefing your risk management plan to all the participants at your activity.     Refer to CAPR 160-1 for more information.

CAPF 160HL, Hazard Listing Worksheet.   This form simply provides more room to list hazards, risks, and controls.  Use it if you run out of room on the CAPF 160 or CAPF 160S.

The Training

The Intermediate Risk Management training has been updated to include a short risk management refresher,  and guidance to walk you through the risk assessment process and help you complete the CAPF 160.

To take the course and the quiz: 
1)  Click on this link:  CAP LMS .  That will take you to the CAP Learning Management System.
2)  In LMS, click on the AXIS link in the upper left corner of the page
3)  In AXIS, click on the Course Catalog, select "Safety" from the drop-down menu, then select Intermediate Risk Management
4)  Make sure you take the quiz so eServices will record your training

To download the briefing for personal reference (note, members will ONLY get eServices credit if they take the quiz in AXIS):
1)  Click here:   Intermediate Risk Management

The "5 M's" ... A Guide to Risk Assessments.  This guide will explain a bit more about how the 5 M's can help guide your risk assessment, ensuring you look for  ALL the hazards that may affect your activity.

Basic Risk Management.  These are the slides for the Basic Risk Management course available in AXIS.  It is a great periodic review for senior members, cadets, and squadrons.  It emphasizes the easy steps, the continuous process, and the CAP language of risk management.

OSHA Heat Safety Resources  

OSHA's "Water, Rest, Shade" Page.   CAPR 160-1 highlights the increased risk of operations and activities in hot and humid conditions.  OSHA provides some excellent guidelines on that may be used as risk controls to help reduce the risk of heat-related and dehydration mishaps.  There are also smartphone apps that help you determine the heat index for your location, and provide some good resources for preventing, and responding to, heat illness.  Click on your choice below to download the App.

 iPhone Heat Index App            Android Heat Index App

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