Your risk assessment should identify practical actions that protect people from harm and injury.
HSE has developed these interactive tools to help those working in low-risk offices and shops, including charity shops, understand what they need to do to assess and control risks in the workplace and comply with health and safety law.
The tool prompts you to think about the significant risks in your business and decide whether you need to be doing more to control the risks. For most risk assessments, you don't need to write a lot - short bullet points can work well and the interactive tools help you record your risk assessment quickly and easily.
We have also produced a printable risk assessment and policy template. This template brings together your risk assessment, health and safety policy and record of health and safety arrangements into one document to help get you started and save you time. Use the example risk assessments and example health and safety policy as a guide for completing the template, adapting it for your own workplace.
- Charity shop risk assessment
This tool allows those working in small, low-risk charity shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.
- Classroom checklist
This checklist will help users quickly identify any areas of concern or risks to those using or working in the classroom.
- Office risk assessment
This tool allows those working in low-risk, office-based environments to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.
- Shop risk assessment
This tool allows those working in small, low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.