Risk Assessment and Standard Operating Procedures

A suitable and sufficient risk assessment is a legal requirement and should be proportionate to the risks being assessed. The Principal Investigator or relevant manager is responsible for ensuring risk assessments are:

  • completed for significant hazards and risks
  • accurately recorded
  • communicated and implemented
  • signed by themselves
  • reviewed when there is a significant change or something new in the work activity or at two year intervals

Those who are carrying out the process must be adequately trained and competent to perform the task.

Forms and guidance

There are several different risk assessment forms and it is important that you choose the correct form for your activity:

We have provided example completed risk assessment forms for most types of risk assessment which you are welcome to copy. However, please be ensure that you tailor them to your own work activity.