How to carry out a risk assessment - Healthy Working Lives

How to carry out a risk assessment

What's involved and a form to complete your own with

​​​​​​​​​A risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, considering what could go wrong, and deciding on suitable control measures. These control measures are designed to eliminate, reduce or minimize the risks of loss, damage or injury in the workplace.

It is a legal requirement for all organisations to carry out a risk assessment. If you have five or more employees you must also keep a written record of it.

Use the links below to find information on the steps you should take when performing a risk assessment in your organisation. 

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Last updated

23/03/2018