The Regulations themselves do not contain a separate requirement for risk assessment. However, particularly in Regulation 6 (Avoidance of risks from work at height) and Regulation 7 (Selection of work equipment for work at height), the Regulations introduce specific criteria which must be taken into account when carrying out a risk assessment under Regulation 3 of the Management Regulations. Several other Regulations also contain specific requirements of relevance during to avoidance of risk

Regulation 6 matches that taken in other regulations, particularly the COSHH Regulations (see 9.11: hierarchy of measures).