Therefore we’ve been speaking to our talented team of consultants, to produce a handy list of tips for creating a good risk assessment to help you in your day to day safety tasks.
Our Risk Assessment Tips
- Ensure it covers the 5 steps for Health & Safety risk assessments, as recommended by the HSE
- Ensure that it is written in plain English, so it is understandable for all staff to read
- Only look at significant hazards and risks
- Keep the risk rating matrix simple
- Keep it practical
How We Can Support
We can support you to complete all key risk assessments:
- List all activities that you think could cause harm
- Make a note of all the hazards that are present as part of each activity
- List who might be injured carrying out the activity (don’t forget that this not only applies to your employees (members of the public, contractors, visitors, etc.)
- Evaluate what the risks are and what control measures are going to be required to mitigate the risks
- Document all the findings of the risk assessment and ensure that they are implemented
- Ensure that based on the activity that a review period is in place to capture changes in work processes.