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KEY REVISION POINTS

The legal requirements for a health and safety risk assessment … The meaning of ‘suitable and suffi cient’ … The forms and objectives of risk assessment … Details of accident categories and types of health risks … The risk assessment process and its management … Groups that require a special risk assessment … The principles of prevention and the hierarchy of risk control … The development and application of safe systems of work and permits to work for various activities, including those in confi ned spaces … Hazards and controls for confi ned spaces and machinery maintenance work … THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING

The health and safety planning process begins with fi nding:

■ the correct information about the existing management system for health and safety;

■ suitable benchmarks against which to make comparisons; and

■ competent people to carry out the analysis and make sensible judgements.

Further judgement may be necessary to establish if the system is: