On Safe Lines Free Advice on Conducting Risk Assessments and their Management to Help You Manage Health and Safety Responsibilities -
Simple Risk Assessment Procedure:
Appoint a competent person to undertake risk assessment(s)
(training, education, skills & knowledge to perform a task)
(anything with the potential to cause harm)
Identify Those at Risk (employees as well as non employees)
(Likelihood x Severity)
Implement Additional Control Measures to Reduce or Mitigate Risk to Acceptable Level
Review (in accordance to level of risk)
A sample company policy for risk assessment activities may states.
Appoint a competent person or persons to carry out risk assessments,
Carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments of our activities.
Identify and carry out those specific risk assessments where legally required.
Carry out detailed risk assessments on hazardous activities.
Implement the control measures to mitigate or reduce those risk(s) identified.
Communicate the significant findings of the risk assessments to the attention of those affected.
Amend risk assessments when changes occur, and review them regularly to ensure they are kept up to date.
Adequately train staff on the principles of risk assessment, in particular the identification of hazards, and the implementation of control measures to remove or reduce the risk.
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