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yellow triangleAs a general rule risk assessments are best carried out as a team activity, involving all those directly involved in the work.
For example, a risk assessment for a final year student project in a workshop may involve the student(s) drafting an initial project risk assessment. The project is then discussed and agreed with the student’s academic supervisor and then with a member of technical staff. Involving students will provide them with an important transferable skill.
Risk assessment should not be unnecessarily complicated. What is important is that assessors concentrate on significant hazards which could result in serious harm.
1. Divide the work into manageable categories
2. Look for the hazards and decide who might be harmed by them
3. Evaluate the risk and decide on control measures
4. Record the findings and implement them
5. Periodically review the findings
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