November 23, 2007
The Union and the Department have met regarding the myriad of risk assessments that have flooded stations in recent years. The Union demanded from the Department a decision – it could have one risk assessment procedure and one only. The result – Dynamic Risk Assessments.
The Dynamic Risk Assessment booklet, and the worksheets contained therein, is the only risk assessment procedure to be used. The worksheets are guides for Safety Officers and can be used at their discretion. They are not for record keeping purposes and if the Safety Officer chooses to use one on the fireground they are to be destroyed or retained by the Safety Officer for their personal record only. They are not to be maintained in Department records.  All other risk assessments in operation, or subsequently introduced, are not to be used and should be disposed of immediately.
Simon Flynn
State Secretary

The Union and the Department have met regarding the myriad of risk assessments that have flooded stations in recent years. The Union demanded from the Department a decision – it could have one risk assessment procedure and one only. The result – Dynamic Risk Assessments. 

The Dynamic Risk Assessment booklet, and the worksheets contained therein, is the only risk assessment procedure to be used. The worksheets are guides for Safety Officers and can be used at their discretion. They are not for record keeping purposes and if the Safety Officer chooses to use one on the fireground they are to be destroyed or retained by the Safety Officer for their personal record only. They are not to be maintained in Department records.  All other risk assessments in operation, or subsequently introduced, are not to be used and should be disposed of immediately.


Simon Flynn

State Secretary