Five steps to risk assessment Five steps to risk assessment
Company name: Date of risk assessment:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What are you already What further action is How will you put the
doing? necessary? assessment into action?
Spot hazards by: Identify groups of people. Remember:
List what is already in place to You need to make sure that you Remember to prioritise. Deal
I walking around your workplace; I some workers have particular needs; reduce the likelihood of harm or have reduced risks ‘so far as is with those hazards that are
I asking your employees what they think; I people who may not be in the workplace all make any harm less serious. reasonably practicable’. An high-risk and have serious
I visiting the Your industry areas of the HSE the time; easy way of doing this is to consequences first.
website or calling HSE Infoline; I members of the public; compare what you are already
I calling the Workplace Health Connect I if you share your workplace think about how doing with good practice. If
Adviceline or visiting their website; your work affects others present. there is a difference, list what Action Action Done
I checking manufacturers’ instructions; needs to be done. by whom by when
I contacting your trade association. Say how the hazard could cause harm.
Don’t forget long-term health hazards.
I Review your assessment to make sure you are still improving, or at least not sliding back.
Step 5 Review date: I If there is a significant change in your workplace, remember to check your risk assessment and,
where necessary, amend it.