3. Practical Risk Assessments

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Summary

In this module we have seen that:
  • The preferred risk assessment methodology promoted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the “5 Steps to Risk Assessment”.
  • A hazard in the workplace means anything that can cause harm.
  • Common hazards in the workplace can include hazardous substances, noise, moving machinery and stress.
  • To carry out a risk assessment, we should carefully examine our workplace or task that is being assessed and decide which hazards exist.