Managing risk is about anticipating problems before they arise, minimising the effects of any that can’t be avoided, and plugging holes after an event to prevent a recurrence.
The law (Management of health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999) requires a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of the risks to health and safety arising out of work activities. Where there are five or more employees the significant findings should be recorded, and any group of employees identified as being especially at risk e.g. young persons.
A risk assessment considers the likelihood of harm arising from an activity, taking into account precautions already in place, and the likely severity of harm if it does arise. This helps you to select appropriate control measures to eliminate or reduce the risk of harm.
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