Risk assessment

Risk assessment involves you, the employer, looking at the risks that arise in the workplace and then putting sensible health and safety measures in place to control them. 

By doing this you can protect your most valuable asset, your employees, as well as members of the public from harm.

A practical approach

Risk assessments should be about identifying practical actions that protect people from harm and injury, not a bureaucratic experience. For the majority of risk assessments, short bullet points work well.

Making a risk assessment

The HSE example risk assessments show you what a record of a risk assessment might look like. If your industry is not listed, pick the one closest to it and adapt it for your workplace.