2. How to Write a Risk Assessment

This is the bit that people worry about.

But, if you have a good template to use, you shouldn’t find it difficult now you understand the difference between a hazard and a risk.

The law requires that you first consider whether the hazard can be eliminated.

If you can’t, then you must risk assess! We will be using the YourHS.space risk assessment template in this guide, because it’s straightforward and not over-complicated, and we know it works.

We also have a completed example (How to complete a Risk Assessment – Guidance) which you might like to refer to at this point.

Complete your risk assessment as follows. Hazard Number Entirely up to you!

You can use sequential numbers, letters – whatever you


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