They are designed to emphasise that a “risk assessment” might not be a bespoke document but could form part of other management processes.
It is now seeking views via an online survey on the proposed new additions to the existing five-page leaflet, Risk Assessment: A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace,
The redraft and consultation exercise forms part of the HSE’s deregulation drive, and a desire to embed risk assessments in a business’s central activities rather than having them viewed as discrete documents.
It also links to its campaign against “blue-tape”, or the unnecessary bureaucratic burden the HSE says is imposed on businesses by other businesses, such as insurance companies & some health &safety consultants
HSE wants to hear what you think before they publish it.