chapter  5
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Assessing the safety risks

There are so many different versions available to help you assess the health and safety risks in your workplace, that it is no wonder people become confused! The process is not intended to be a complicated, academic exercise that can only be carried out by a specialist, but a logical approach to identifying what the real risks are that hazards already spotted will result in harm or injury. There are some areas where technical or specialist help is needed, when assessing levels of noise or density of particles in the air for instance, but the main process of risk assessment can be carried out by you and/or a colleague in your own small business.