Risk Assessment Requirements
A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you to focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace - the ones with the potential to cause real harm. In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks and mean that your workforce is protected.
Where can I find out about risk assessment?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a leaflet 5 Steps to Risk Assessment which aims to help you assess health and safety risks in the workplace.
You can also contact Tendring District Council's Health and Safety team for advice, email email@example.com or telephone 01255 686767.
More information about the process of assessing risks, legal requirements and standards can be found in the HSE publications below (pdf documents).
An introduction to health and safety: Health and safety in small businesses
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act
COSHH - A guide to the regulations
Getting to Grips with Manual Handling
Manual handling assessment charts
Personal Protective Equipment at Work
HSE priced and free publications are available from the HSE website or by mail order from:
PO Box 1999
Telephone: (01787) 881165
Fax: (01787) 313995
A catalogue is available. HSE priced publications are also available from good booksellers. For other enquiries ring HSE’s InfoLine on 0845 345 0055