Suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments must be carried out in all working environments in order to ensure adequate controls are put in place to mitigate any risks that may be recognised from the hazards identified. There are 5 steps to risk assessment:
1. Identify the Hazards
2. Decide who can be harmed and how
3. Decide on control measures
4. Record and implement the findings
5. Decide who might be harmed and how
Risk assessments should be approved and must be communicated to employees who might be impacted. Risk assessments should be reviewed regularly, or after an incident or if there is a change in working environment or the process. Risk Assessment training should be carried out so that individuals may be competent to review current risk assessments, as well as develop any new risk assessments that may be required.