Managing risks and risk assessment at work

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3. Risk assessment template and examples

Template

You can use a risk assessment template to help you keep a simple record of:

  • who might be harmed and how
  • what you’re already doing to control the risks
  • what further action you need to take to control the risks
  • who needs to carry out the action
  • when the action is needed by

Risk assessment template (Word Document Format)

Risk assessment template (Open Document Format) (.odt)

Example risk assessments

These typical examples show how other businesses have managed risks. You can use them as a guide to think about:

  • some of the hazards in your business
  • the steps you need to take to manage the risks

Do not just copy an example and put your company name to it as that would not satisfy the law and would not protect your employees. You must think about the specific hazards and controls your business needs.

Updated 2020-09-15