Guidance on Risk Assessment and Risk Management

The Health and Safety Executive has published a revised and simplified guide to risk assessment and management.

‘Controlling the risks in the workplace’ is available at

However, as the HSE says in their press release, “On its own, paperwork never saved a life. It needs to be a means to an end, resulting in actions that protect people in practice.”

The guide ties in with HSE’s revised key principles in risk management, urging employers to focus on real risks that cause real harm and suffering, rather than trivial risks. The principles are at