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HSE Updates Risk Assessment Guidance

9th September 2014

The HSE have updated their popular and very well-established ‘5 Steps to Risk Assessment’ guidance document. The document is now known as, “A Brief Guide to Controlling Risks in the Workplace“. (Click the link to download the document).

5 steps to risk assessment logo featuredThose with forthcoming IOSH peer review interviews or NEBOSH examinations are advised to take note!

The new document is intended to assist in identifying, assessing & controlling health and safety risks associated with workplace hazards . The leaflet is mainly aimed at employers, managers and others with health and safety responsibilities.

The main document headings are: –

Identify the Hazards – establish what could go wrong

Who Might be Harmed – who could get hurt by the events considered in the point above?

Evaluate the Risks – decide which risks are significant and what should be done about them

Record Your Significant Findings – record in writing what you have considered

Regularly Review Your Risk Assessment – periodically review your assessment to check it remains valid

Simian clients are advised to contact their Account Manager for further advice.