2. The Role of the Risk Assessment

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Summary

In this module, we have seen that:
  • A risk assessment is a careful examination of hazards and the risk they pose to the health and safety of employees within the workplace.
  • Employers have a legal duty to ensure that risk assessments are carried out.
  • Risk assessments are needed for moral, legal and financial reasons.
  • The law says that any risk assessment must be suitable and sufficient.