Steps to Risk Assessment.
A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace – the ones with the potential to cause real harm. In many instances, straightforward measures readily control risks, for example ensuring when you clean up spillage promptly. This prevents peoples from slip, or when you close cupboard drawers so that people do not trip. For most, that means simple, cheap and effective measures to protect the valuable workforce.
Five steps to risk assessment is generic in nature, you can design yours to suit your organization. The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’. This guide tells you how to achieve that with a minimum of fuss.
This is not the only way to do a risk assessment, there are other methods that work well, particularly for more complex risks and circumstances. However, we believe this method is the most straightforward for most organisations.