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Hazard identification and risk management

Updating author: Ruth Wintersgill

Summary

  • Health and safety risk management is about identifying and controlling risks before they can cause problems. (See Risk management)
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment underpin the Health and Safety Executive's approach to health and safety risks. (See Hazard identification and risk assessment)
  • Employers must apply certain principles when introducing measures to prevent and protect against risk. (See Principles of prevention)
  • Employers must make appropriate arrangements in relation to control measures for managing health and safety risks. (See Arrangements)
  • Employers must appoint one or more competent persons to assist with compliance with health, safety and fire law. (See Competent persons)