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 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 is known as risk assessment and it is something you are required by law to carry out.

Following 5 steps will enable you to meet your legal requirement and produce a good Risk Assessment

The Five Steps

Step 1 - Identify the Hazards

Before you can identify what hazards are in your workplace you need to understand what a Hazard is.

hazard is something that can cause harm, e.g. electricity, chemicals, working up a ladder, noise, a keyboard, a bully at work, stress, etc.

 

Mikhail, Support Manager

  • Reads Harry Potter annually
  • Owns a “Hall of Fame” of e-mails with misspellings of his name
  • Prefers rock to any other kind of music

Susy, HR Assistant

  • Climbed up Ben Nevis at age seven
  • Has an 60-lb dog that is scared of her 12-lb cat
  • Crazy about photography

Carl, Designer

 

  • Learned Italian just for fun
  • Can solve a Rubik's Cube with a time of 28 seconds
  • Enjoys restoring his grandad’s bike

Linda, Designer

  • Once stood within 20 feet of The Queen (indeed!)
  • Cares deeply for appropriate apostrophes, articles, and the Oxford comma
  • Obsessed with bungee jumping 

Who is who?

  • Linda
  • Mikhail
  • Susy
  • Carl

What about hobbies?

  • Linda
    Cares for Oxford comma
  • Mikhail
    Fond of Harry Potter
  • Carl
    Knows Italian
  • Susy
    Has a dog and a cat