Created on: 23 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 15 Jul 2022
This revised leaflet aims to help users to identify, assess and control health and safety risk associated with workplace hazards - the guidance replaces 'Five steps to risk assessment'.
It is mainly aimed at employers, managers and others with responsibility for health and safety, and will also be useful to employees and safety representatives.
The new guidance makes clear that only significant findings need to be recorded and emphasises the importance of controlling the risk identified.
However, the guidance still suggests that employers identify the hazards, think about who might be harmed, evaluate risks, record the significant findings and review the risk assessment.
If the "Five steps" have previously been used to carry out a risk assessment there is no need to repeat it. Risk assessments should be reviewed if they are no longer valid or if there are any significant changes.