This revised leaflet aims to help you identify, assess and control health and safety risks associated with workplace hazards –
the guidance replaces ‘Five steps to risk assessment’.
It is mainly aimed at employers, managers and others with responsibility for health and safety, and will also be useful to employees
and safety representatives.
The new guidance makes clear that only significant findings need to be recorded and emphasises the importance of controlling the
risks identified. However, the guidance still suggests that you should identify the hazards, think about who might be harmed,
evaluate the risks, record your significant findings and review your risk assessment.
If you have previously used ‘Five steps’ to carry out your own risk assessment there is no need to repeat it. You should review your
risk assessment if you think it is no longer valid or if there are any significant changes.
Published: 10th July 2020
Source: HSE (Health and Safety Executive)
Page URL: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.htm