Risk Assessment - A Brief Guide To Controlling Risks in the Workplace


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Posted on 09 Sep 2014

The HSE has issued revised guidance to replace the ‘Five steps to risk assessment’. The revised guidance is aimed mainly at employers, managers and others with responsibility for health and safety, and will also be useful to employees and safety representatives.

The new guidance makes clear that only significant findings need to be recorded and emphasises the importance of controlling the risks identified.

The steps to conducting a risk assessment remain as follows:

  1. Who might be harmed?
  • Identify the hazards
  • Evaluate the risks
  • Record your significant findings
  • Regularly review your risk assessment
  • Further information can be found on the HSE website.  

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