The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers and self-employed persons to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of all potential risks to the health or safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their work activities.
After a risk assessment has
been completed it will enable the employer / self-employed to identify any measures that are needed to remove, prevent or effectively control risks to health or
Where five or more people are employed the significant findings from the risk assessment must be recorded. In all cases the risks and control measures must be communicated to all staff and other persons who may be affected.
The areas that require a risk assessment to be carried out are:
For General risks/ tasks (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)
Where exposure to substances may cause damage to health
(Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
At workstations where DSE equipment is used
(Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations)
Where lifting or carrying tasks are undertaken
(Manual Handling Operations Regulations)
In noisy environments which could cause damage to hearing
(Noise at Work Regulations)