Procter Machine Guarding has prepared a free Risk Assessment Calculator
that is based on the requirements of BS EN 1050, the standard for
machinery risk assessments. Designed to be easy to use, the Risk
Assessment Calculator incorporates checklists and look-up tables to
enable risk assessments to be carried out on almost any static
A Hazard Rating Number (HRN) and Risk Level are calculated
automatically for each identified hazard, thereby indicating
at-a-glance where users should consider taking action. The Risk
Assessment Calculator is based on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, though
very little knowledge of this software package is required in order to
use the tool.
All of the calculations are handled automatically, leaving the user to
enter the data and decide on the values to use for 'Likelihood of
Occurrence', 'Frequency of Exposure', 'Degree of Possible Harm' and the
'Number of Persons at Risk' using the guides provided.