There are five generally recognised steps to completing a risk assessment. These five steps can be used as a guide to help you think about the areas which you're required - by law - to cover in a risk assessment.
Working the five steps will involve some careful preparation, the process of actually assessing the risks and then taking action to reduce risks. In order to properly complete the steps, risk assessors need to have a good knowledge of the business, the workforce and activities going on.
The five steps to risk assessment are listed below. Follow the links to see what each step involves in a bit more detail.