A risk matrix template to improve your workplace risk assessment


34 per cent of employees have left a job due to unresolved harassment incidents. The average internal fraud scheme costs the organization over $1.5 million. Resolving harassment, fraud, security breaches, and other workplace incidents can cost your organization time, money, and the loyalty of your employees and customers.

Conducting a risk assessment is the best way to uncover glaring risks of fraud, gaps in security, or threats to staff wellbeing before your company suffers these negative consequences. To identify and track your risks even better, use our free risk matrix template and risk assessment form template.

First, the risk assessment form will help you stay organized, whether you’re defining the scope; uncovering threats or hazards; calculating likelihood, consequences and risk ratings; or creating an action plan. With this spreadsheet, you can list potential risks, their likelihood of occurring, their risk level, and possible corrective actions to take.

This template can help you identify risks of:

  • Harassment and bullying
  • Hybrid workplace incidents
  • DEI issues
  • Lack of psychological safety
  • Fraud and theft
  • Ethics and compliance lapses
  • Health and safety concerns
  • Physical and cyber security weaknesses


Then, the risk matrix template uses likelihood and risk level to help you determine the priority of each risk you identify. This visual aid will allow you to communicate your findings in a quick and easy way, helping you make more informed decisions, faster.

These helpful tools can be used for incident prevention, project management, performance management, succession planning, and most other projects or workplace situations. Brief instructions for using both of the risk assessment tools are included in the document.


Bonus: Read our article,
“How to Use a Risk Assessment Matrix” for step by step instructions and extra tips for using this

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