Risk Assessment is the process of identifying, quantifying, and managing the risks that your business faces. Risk assessment is something you are required by law to carry out, although if you have fewer than five employees you don’t have to write anything down.
A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace.
This will let you understand the required tasks to get you up and running and who in your business takes responsibility for each of them.
How to assess the risks in your workplace
- Identify the hazards
- Decide who might be harmed and how
- Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
- Record your significant findings
- Review your assessment and update if necessary