Step 1- Identify the Hazards
It is so important that you identify all the hazards that could cause harm to people or damage to other surrounding buildings. You must ensure you have thought about all of the following when doing your risk assessments:
-Chemical and Biological Hazards
Step 2- Identify People Who Might be Harmed and How they Might be Harmed
Hazards can cause harm to employers, employees, members of the public, customers and contractors. When identifying all the hazards, you must also consider the people that the hazards could harm. Some workers also have particular requirements which you need to take into account, including:
-People with Disabilities
-New and Young Workers
Step 3- Evaluate the Risks and Decide on Appropriate, Proportionate Controls
It would help if you thought of how likely each hazard is to happen and rate it; low risk, medium risk or high risk. Can you reduce the risk by changing anything in your plan? However, it is important to know that there will always be some risks that you can't prevent, no matter what you change.
Step 4- Record your Findings and Implement
-You should ensure that your risk assessment presents the following:
-A proper and thorough check
-You identified all people that could be affected
-You dealt with the more obvious and higher risks
-You ensured that all your employees were involved in the risk assessment process.
Step 5- Review the Assessment and Update Where Necessary
You should ensure that you review the assessment to check it over and also add any additional risks or take away any risks that you have solved as and when necessary. Your risk assessment must be consistently up to date.