Introduction to this document

Flow chart - when a risk assessment is needed

The process of carrying out risk assessments is relatively simple, but our flow chart will help ensure that you have enough documents to cover the right areas.

How does it work?

If you have five or more employees, your risk assessments need to be written and the documents must cover the significant risks of your activities.

The process of risk assessment is relatively straightforward, the principal steps being to identify hazards and decide what actions are needed to control them. When you develop these documents they need to be sufficient, but you don’t want to go overboard and produce files of unnecessary paperwork. Our Flow Chart - When a Risk Assessment is Needed will help.

We’ve identified three categories of general risk assessment: (1) the risks within a premises; (2) planned work activities; and (3) work activities which are dynamic and require an on-site risk assessment. There is also an explanation of how you can cross-reference specific risk assessments.