Reducing risks, protecting people - R2P2
These pages set out the approach that Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors use to evaluate risks. It is not something we would expect the average dutyholder to look at.
Our guidance on Managing risks and risk assessment at work will help businesses control risks and protect their workers.
We are publishing the pages in the interests of openness and because we know it is useful to some health and safety professionals and academics.
This document describes HSE's decision-making process. It makes transparent the protocols and procedures we follow to ensure that the process of decision-making, including risk assessment and risk management, is perceived as valid.
The publication is currently under review to bring it fully up to date.