The Standard Risk Assessment Form has been recently updated to work in combination with a new set of “Guidance Notes – “How to do a Risk Assessment”, and an updated Risk Assessment Action plan. These Risk Assessment documents are formatted to simplify the identification, evaluation and recording of hazards and potential hazards.
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 "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.
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 enables the employers to record details of precautions, controls, training, instructions, the provision of information, systems and procedures, and identify related hazards, potential hazards and risks. It should be used for specific locations on business premises, and also for classifications of hazard/risk such as; noise, lead, personal protective equipment, radiation, as applicable to the nature of the business.
This Standard Risk Assessment Form 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.
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