A risk assessment is quite simply a careful examination of what could cause harm to people in the work environment to identify whether enough precautions have been taken or if further action is necessary. The severity of the hazards and risks present will vary from department to department. Offices are normally low risk environments, nevertheless, slip, trips and falls and manual handling injuries can occur. In some laboratories and in areas where machinery and vehicles are being used, the environment may be potentially hazardous and unless strict safety precautions are in place, serious injury can occur.
The following documents relate to Risk Assessment:
Sample Risk Assessments:
Where any doubt exists as to the action to be taken or advice and assistance is required, please contact the Health and Safety Office