Asked by: Brigitte Tran
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st January, 2020

When would you need to update your risk assessment?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says risk should be assessed "every time there are new machines, substances and procedures, which could lead to new hazards." An employer should carry out a risk assessment: whenever a new job brings in significant new hazards.

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Correspondingly, why do risk assessments need to be reviewed?

Your risk assessment should be reviewed regularly to ensure that the risk of staff being harmed by work-related violence has not changed and that no further control measures are needed. As a guide, it is recommended that risk assessments be reviewed on an annual basis.

One may also ask, what happens if you don't do a risk assessment? These risks can harm people, and also the business. Think about just some of the consequences of failing to control risks, and harming your people (and others) through your business activities: Cost of replacing staff.

Also, how often should a risk assessment be reviewed as a minimum?

every 3 years

When should hazard identification be conducted?

  • During design and implementation. Designing a new process or procedure.
  • Before tasks are done. Checking equipment or following processes.
  • While tasks are being done. Be aware of changes, abnormal conditions, or sudden emissions.
  • During inspections.
  • After incidents.

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