Step 5 – Review and update

You should also check on a regular basis to see whether there have been any changes in the workplace that may affect your risk assessment.

For example:

•  Are there any improvements still to be made?

•  Has there been employee feedback?

•  Have you learnt anything from accidents and near misses?

•  Has any new equipment or machinery been introduced?

•  Do you have any new employees that require training?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then your risk assessment will need to be reviewed to ensure it remains effective.