WHS Risk Matrix

A WHS Risk Matrix is used to define the level of risk by considering the likelihood of occurence against consequence severity.

This WHS Risk Matrix is a 5x5 table to assess risk levels, for use with the WHS Risk Register and risk assessment tools. See the Contents and Key Features for full details.

Suitable for businesses wanting to use 'as is' or fully customisable to suit the risk levels of the business.

$29.00 ex GST Checkout

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Jul 2020

Key features

Based on

  • Australian Harmonised Legislation (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS)
  • Model Code of Practice: How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
  • ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management - Guidelines 
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Can be adapted to suit other state/territory or country jurisdictions.

Content written by Work Health and Safety Professionals

  • Tried and tested in practice

Microsoft Word Document

  • Professionally formatted
  • Fully editable
  • 2 Pages
  • Header (document name and page numbers)
  • Footer with document control (document number and version number)
  • Document history and tracking
  • Place holders for your Company logo in headers

Document properties:

  • Document title
  • Company name populates document text [Company] when you add your Company name


This WHS Risk Matrix has 2 pages with the following contents:

  • 5 x 5 Risk Matrix Table
  • Consequence descriptors for work health and safety incidents
  • Likelihood descriptors including Historical, Frequence and Probability definitions
  • Four levels of risk - Low, Medium High and Extreme
  • Standard moderate level of risk
  • Numbered categories
  • Calculated levels of risk
  • Document history and tracking


Toolkit Solutions

  • Free to access Info Centre with Info Sheets, ISO 45001 Self-Assessment Checklist and General Mindset Re-Set Audio
  • WHS Foundations Master Class for Business Owners, Executives and Managers
  • Elevate OHS Coaching Program for WHS Coordinators, Officers and Advisors
  • WHS System Smarts 1-hour briefing sessions on Microsoft 365 applications and QR Codes
  • WHS Consultation 1-hour sessions with approved Kitney OHS Consultant

Kitney OHS

  • Specialist and general consultancy services, strategic solutions, larger scale projects and retainers.
  • Visit the Kitney OHS website or Contact Kitney directly for further information

Contact us if you’re unsure on the support you need, we’ll be pleased to explore this with you and see where we can assist.