Risk Assessment

Alongside the Equality Act, all employers have a illegal responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to safeguard the health and safety of their employees whilst at work. As part of this responsibility, employers are required to undertake a risk assessment in order to identify, control and manage the hazards to health and safety.

This includes assessing the risks to employees mental health as well as their physical health.

To complete a risk assessment you will need to fulfil esch of the following stages:

  1. Identify the risks.
  2. Decide who may be harmed and how.
  3. Evaluate the risks and decide on suitable controls.
  4. Record the findings.
  5. Monitor and review the situation.