The 5 Steps To Risk Assessment

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All employers have to assess the risks to employees and others who may be affected by their work, for example visitors and members of the public. This helps to identify what needs to be done to control the risk and satisfy the law.

HSE recommends a five-step approach to risk assessment, and slip and trip risks should be among the risks examined.

  1. Look for slip and trip hazards around the workplace, such as uneven floors, trailing cables, areas that are sometimes slippery due to spillages. Include outdoor areas. You can get HSE’s free Hazard Spotting Checklist here.
  2. Decide who might be harmed and how. Who comes into the workplace? Are they at risk? Do you have any control over them?
  3. Consider the risks. Are the precautions already taken adequate to deal with the risks?
  4. Record your findings.
  5. Regularly review the assessment. If any significant changes take place, make sure existing precautions and management arrangements are still adequate to deal with the risks.

Are you doing enough to prevent harm?

By law, companies are required to assess workplace risks and take preventative action. There are many simple ways to control slips and trips risks and prevent accidents within your workplace. We are on hand to offer expert advice with an extensive range of products to ensure the health and safety of all employees.