All employers must conduct a risk assessment. Employers with five or more employees have to record the significant findings of their risk assessment.
Employers with five or more employees must have a written health and safety policy and risk assessment.
It is important you discuss your assessment and proposed actions with staff or their representatives.
You should review your risk assessment if you think it might no longer be valid, eg following an accident in the workplace, or if there are any significant changes to the hazards in your workplace, such as new equipment or work activities.
For further information and to view our example risk assessments go to www.hse.gov.uk/risk/casestudies/
Combined risk assessment and policy template published by the Health and Safety Executive 11/1.