Every organisation needs to manage health and safety, and control any hazards to employees and others. The adequacy of controls are identified during a risk assessment and there is a duty to ensure the risk assessment is suitable and sufficient. Any adverse incident will draw attention to the risk assessment to ensure it is such. But what makes a risk assessment suitable and sufficient?
The phrase suitable and sufficient is not defined in any legislation but is defined by the Health and Safety Executive within INDG1631 Risk assessment brief guide.
This guidance note is designed to clarify the issue of ensuring a risk assessment is suitable and sufficient, covering some of the underlying factors that should be taken into account when carrying out risk assessments.
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