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General Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is a systematic examination of a task, job or process that you carry out at work for the purpose of:.

  • Identifying the significant hazards that are present (a hazard is something that as the potential to cause harm or ill health)
  • Deciding if what you have already done reduces the risk of someone being harmed to an acceptable level, and if not;
  • Deciding what further control measures you must take to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.

There are 8 steps to carrying out a risk assessment:

1. Identify the hazards.
2. Identify those at risk.
3. Identify existing control measures.
4. Evaluate the risk.
5. Decide/ implement control measures.
6. Record assessment.
7. Monitor and review.
8. Inform.

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