This example of a risk assessment is for the Driver Training industry for a driving school that is a sole trader, operating on their own.

Risk Assessments are supposed to be completed and recorded for organisations of five employees or more, however a one person, sole trader still has to have a health and safety policy. A risk assessment will help to identify the processes that need maintaining, so that your credibility could be enhnaced.

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is:

  • identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards)
  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk

Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.

  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk
  • Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.
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