This Risk Assessment Form Standard Template can be used by the employer to record details of hazards that may be found in the workplace, as well as the control measures in place, or needed, to manage the hazards. It can be used in specific locations in the business premises such as a noisy or dusty environment, or it can be used to assess the risks of using a particular piece of equipment.
An employer is required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to make, record, review and, where necessary, revise risk assessments as regards all hazards. The HSE recommends the following "5 Steps to Risk Assessment":
1. Look for and identify the hazards;
2. Decide who might be harmed;
3. Evaluate the level of risk(s) arising from the hazards and decide whether existing precautions are adequate or more should be done;
4. Record your findings;
5. Review your assessment from time to time and revise it if necessary.
This risk assessment document is formatted to simplify the identification, evaluation and recording of hazards and potential hazards.
Risk assessment must be appropriate ("suitable and sufficient") to the nature and scale of the work, the likelihood of hazards, the extent and severity of the risk(s), and be understandable and repeatable.
This Standard Risk Assessment Form is designed to work in combination with the Guidance Notes On How To Do A Risk Assessment and the Risk Assessment Action Plan.
This template is in fixed field format and contains macros. All macros are virus free. Always click "enable" if an automatic pop-up appears. Simply press TAB to jump from one field to the next and SHIFT + TAB to go back. Alternatively, use the mouse to click from one field to the next. The template can be unlocked by clicking on the "Padlock" icon on the tool bar.
For further information on Macros and "Padlock" please refer to the Help section.
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