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.
Once you have identified potential hazards, you then need to establish who might be harmed and how.
You don't need to list everyone by name. Identifying groups of people is enough, such as
Remember that special consideration should be given to people who could be vulnerable, and for this reason more at risk of injury or ill health. This includes
Once you are familiar with all the steps explained in this guide, you can carry out a risk assessment using our form.
Use our risk assessment form
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