We get many, many risk assessments across our desks each day and they vary from telling us a vague idea of how a task is done to a complete how to manual.
So, which is the right way to do a risk assessment?
The purpose of a risk assessment is to tell the people doing the job what risks they will come across whilst doing the work and what the consequences could be if they do. Many people write a risk assessment with the aim of telling their client how they do the job. This isn’t the right way to go about it.
How to Do A Risk Assessment.
1. Write a step by step list of how the job is actually done. Forget safety, just write down how the operative will do the job.
2. Read through the list and highlight all…
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