Guide

Health and safety risk assessment

Introduction

As an employer, you have a legal requirement to complete a risk assessment to spot potential hazards, and to make any changes possible to reduce the risk of accidents.

You should regularly review your risk assessment to make sure it still meets all requirements and complies with health and safety law.

This guide gives you an overview of the risk assessment process. It describes how to identify hazards and evaluate risks in the workplace, and how to decide on practical steps you can take to reduce the potential for accidents in your workplace.