A Risk Assessment is the process of identifying what hazards currently exist or may appear in the workplace.
A Risk Assessment defines which workplace hazards are likely to cause harm to employees and visitors. All businesses with 5 or more employees are legally obligated to carry out risk assessments.
The Role of Risk Assessments
This article highlights how control measures such as COVID-19 Risk Assessments can help us determine, analyse and track the outbreak. It also strengthens how key Risk Assessments are. They are often the first document a health and safety inspectors will ask to see on an inspection or after an incident. Did you know they are a focal point for any civil claim or any prosecution?
When did you last check your Risk Assessment? Remember we have a downloadable COVID-19 Risk Assessment template that can help you get started.