Risk profiling

Every business has its own risk profile which can be used as the starting point for determining what the greatest health and safety issues are for the organisation.

For some businesses the risks may be immediate safety hazards, yet for others they may be hazards to health that only occur after a long period of time.

A risk profile examines:

•  The nature and level of the threats faced by an organisation.

•  The likelihood of adverse effects occurring.

•  The level of disruption and costs associated with each type of risk.

•  The effectiveness of controls in place to manage those risks.

•  This information can then be used to help you identify the hazards as part of your risk assessment.

Risk profiling ensures that the biggest risks are prioritised and helps to inform you of which control measures are likely to be needed.