How to Carry Out a Risk Assessment

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The purpose of a risk assessment is to identify the risks in a workplace and put in place a plan to protect the safety and health of workers. Completing a risk assessment for any business should be a top priority, but for those that employ lone workers it can be argued that the need to complete a risk assessment is greater.

As lone workers do not have the benefit of a fellow colleague present to spot potential hazards they may have missed, it is important a thorough risk assessment is completed and an appropriate action plan is implemented before they start a job. This plan must be communicated to the lone workers effectively so that they are made fully aware of all probable risks and how best to handle them before they commence work.

Below are 5 points to consider when completing a risk assessment:

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