Risk Assessment: The Five Steps (HSE INDG163)

Getting help

Here's a selection of practical guidance to help you. If you are still stuck on the assessment, your local health and safety inspector can advise you on what to do.

You will find most of what you need to know about standards and legal requirements in:

  • An introduction to health and safety: Health and safety in small businesses Leaflet INDG259(rev1) HSE Books 2003 (single copy free)
  • Essentials of health and safety at work HSE Books 1994 ISBN 0 7176 0716 X

but you might also find the following useful:

  • Management of health and safety at work.
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Approved Code of Practice and guidance L21 (Second edition) HSE Books 2000 ISBN 0 7176 2488 9
  • Successful health and safety management HSG65 (Second edition) HSE Books 1997 ISBN 0 7176 1276 7
  • Stating your business: Guidance on preparing a health and safety policy document for small firms Leaflet INDG324 HSE Books 2000 (single copy free or priced packs of 5 ISBN 0 7176 1799 8)
  • Need help on health and safety? Guidance for employers on when and how to get advice on health and safety Leaflet INDG322 HSE Books 2000 (single copy free or priced packs of 10 ISBN 0 7176 1790 4)
  • COSHH: a brief guide to the regulations: What you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) Leaflet INDG136(rev2) HSE Books 2003 (single copy free or priced packs of 10 ISBN 0 7176 2677 6)
  • Personal protective equipment at work. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. Guidance on Regulations L25 HSE Books 1992 ISBN 0 7176 0415 2
  • Getting to grips with manual handling: A short guide for employers Leaflet INDG143(rev1) HSE Books 2000 (single copy free or priced packs of 15 ISBN 0 7176 1754 8)
  • Electrical safety and you Leaflet INDG231 HSE Books 1996 (single copy free or priced packs of 15 ISBN 0 7176 1207 4)
  • Managing vehicle safety at the workplace: A short guide for employers Leaflet INDG199 HSE Books 1995 (single copy free or priced packs of 10 ISBN 0 7176 0982 0)
  • Workplace transport safety: Guidance for employers HSG136 HSE Books 1995 ISBN 0 7176 0935 9
  • Working with VDUs Leaflet INDG36(rev1) HSE Books 1998 (single copy free or priced packs of 10 ISBN 0 7176 1504 9)
  • Work with display screen equipment. Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002. Guidance on Regulations L26 (Second edition) HSE Books 2003 ISBN 0 7176 2582 6
  • Whose risk is it anyway? Hazard and risk assessment in a small firm Video HSE Books 1992 ISBN 0 7176 1942 7 Five steps to risk assessment: Case studies HSG183 HSE Books 1998 ISBN 0 7176 1580 4 8

HSE priced and free publications are available by mail order from HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA Tel: 01787 881165 Fax: 01787 313995 Website: www.hsebooks.co.uk (HSE priced publications are also available from bookshops.)

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