The appropriate “Competent Person” should observe the activity that is to be assessed and record the assessment in a suitable and permanent form. It is good practice to involve those carrying out the activity on a regular basis in the risk assessment process. Each assessment must be dated and then signed off, a review date should also be included. Any actions identified should be implemented.
The following elements should be included in the risk assessment:
Place where assessment was carried out1
Date of assessment
Date activity completed
Name of the assessor
Details of the activity
Degree of risk2
Nature of risk
Likelihood of the risk3
The risk rating
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