5. The Likelihood of Risk

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Summary

In this module, we have seen that:
  • The overall risk of a hazard in the workplace must take into account the severity of injury that can occur.
  • Risk is the chance that somebody will be harmed by the hazard that has been identified.
  • Businesses with fewer than five employees are not legally required to make a written record of the assessment, but should still make all workers aware of the potential hazards in the workplace.
  • The risk assessment should be reviewed on a regular basis, particularly if the workplace conditions change regularly.