Be aware of the general duty on employers to carry out risk assessments in relation to their employees and others who may be affected by their activities.
Be aware that there are also specific requirements in relation to particular hazards and in relation to the health and safety of particular groups of workers.
Ensure that anyone carrying out risk assessments on behalf of the organisation has sufficient training and knowledge to do so.
Ensure that the risk assessment covers any risks to groups of workers outside the core workforce.
Consult managers, supervisors, specialists and employees and their representatives about the risks involved in their work and the measures necessary to prevent or control them.
When carrying out the risk assessment, address what actually happens in the workplace and not only what should happen.
Apply the principles of prevention when implementing measures to reduce any risks identified.
Ensure that the results of the risk assessment are acted on.
Prepare a written plan of action identifying who will take action and by when.
Ensure that the risk assessment is reviewed as appropriate.