What Are The 5 Steps to Risk Assessment?

  1. Identify the hazards
  2. Decide who might be harmed and how
  3. Evaluate the risks and decide on precaution
  4. Record your findings and implement them
  5. Review your assessment and update if necessary

If you work in a low risk office based environment you can complete your health and safety risk assessment quickly and easily by using the HSE’s new web based tool. Here you can select the risks and actions that are relevant for your workplace and then save and print your completed risk assessment.

Remember a risk assessment is only effective if you and your staff act on the findings. It is important you follow through with any actions required and review the assessment on a regular basis.