Four answers to your risk assessment questions
Question #1: What's risk assessment matrix?
Answer: Experts at the Health & Safety Advisor say that a risk assessment is the process of estimating and communicating workplace safety risk and deciding whether this risk is acceptable.
'A risk matrix records the level of risk, which is determined by the relationship between the likelihood of an incident occurring from the hazard and the consequence caused by the hazard.'
Question #2: What's a risk?
Answer: Louise Harty, the Managing Editor for the Health & Safety Advisor says a risk is the probability that injury or damage will occur.
It's a legal requirement. You must identify hazards and assess risks in your company
Do you know how to compile a risk assessment?
Question #3: What are significant risks?
Answer: 'Risks, which are significant, are those that are not trivial in nature and are capable of creating a real risk to health and safety,' says the Health and Safety Executive.
You must make these risks your priority by taking steps to eliminate them.
Question #4: What responsibilities do my employees have when it comes to risk assessments?
Answer: The Health and Safety Advisor says employees also have responsibilities under health and safety law. They must: