What does Personal Risk Assessment mean?

Personal risk assessment is the process by which to identify hazards, define the risks associated with that hazard, and determine the best way to eliminate or control the hazard. Personal risk assessment requires taking a thorough inspection of your home life, how you commute to work and the workplace in order to identify all of the situations, processes and equipment that may cause harm.

Having identified the risks, you then evaluate how likely the risk is to occur and its probable severity. You then make decisions regarding the measures that can be taken to control the harm.

The goal of personal risk assessment is to either completely remove a hazard or reduce its risk. This is achieved by adding control measures and precautions.

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What the risk assessment process will look like

Risk Management is a step-by-step process for controlling health & safety risks originally in the workplace but more and more being applied to an individual across there whole waking life.

You can do it yourself or apppoint a competent person to help you.

The steps to managing risks are as follows:

  • Identify hazards
  • Assess the risks
  • Control the risks
  • Record the findings
  • Review the controls

Analyse your home life, how you commute to work and your workplace and think about what may cause harm (hazards)

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