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Key Stages in Completing Risk Assessments

After working with a wide range of sectors in all shapes and sizes over the last 20 years, we still find that many businesses aren’t confident with the term “Risk Assessment”.

If you have a little panic at the thought of completing a risk assessment or you’re not clear on exactly what to do, we’ve created this infographic to explain the 5 clear steps involved in completing a risk assessment.

What is a risk assessment? How do you complete one? What are the steps involved in completing one correctly?  All valid questions being asked by businesses at this time.

Risk assessment can be defined as a methodical process of evaluating any possible risks that may be involved in a work activity. An employer is required by law to protect employees, and others, from harm and a risk assessment is a tool to enable them to meet their obligations.

Under the Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is identify the hazards, decide on the level of risk, and take action to eliminate the hazard. If this is not possible, then measures need to be put in place to control the risk.

There are 5 steps that should be undertaken when completing the risk assessment process.

 

Need a hand?

If you’re struggling with completing your risk assessments or want some advice, we would always recommend reaching out to a professional health and safety business. Our team of competent consultants are here to help so you can have complete peace of mind and confidence that you have the right procedures in place to protect you, your employees and the public.

Call us on 01666 503 686 or contact us here.