A Useful Guide to Risk Assessment

Authors: James Hammerton-Fraser and Steve Amos
ISBN: 978-1-906460-87-7


In A Useful Guide to Risk Assessment James and Steve cover how to identify, assess and manage risk in its broadest sense.

They illustrate their points with case studies. Whilst many of these relate to health and safety, the principles illustrated apply much more widely.

It is their belief that a cultural shift is needed that will bring about a new approach to risk assessment, reflecting its importance to the way we live and work today.

Working through this Useful Guide gives you the skills and tools you need to assess whether the risk is worth the potential gain.

A Useful Guide to Risk Assessment is a 79 page pdf file for immediate download and is suitable for everyone in your organisation. If you are interested in health and safety training, click here to visit ATC Risk Management Services Limited and view the range of health and safety courses and bespoke training provisions available.

What the Useful Guide includes:

  • Defining Risk
  • The Legislative Context
  • Risk Awareness
  • Assessing Risk
  • Risk Management
  • The Current Culture
  • A New Approach to Risk Assessment
  • Changing the Culture of Risk Assessment

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • effectively check your own workplace for hazards
  • create an appropriate risk assessment for your workplace
  • use the Consequences of Risk Exposure model to categorise the potential consequences of risk
  • use the Loss Causation model to fully understand why accidents have happened or mistakes have been made
  • undertake a risk assessment using the Health and Safety Executive's five steps
  • take appropriate actions to manage any identified risks
  • explore the risk assessment culture in your own organisation
  • begin taking steps to create a more effective risk assessement culture in your organisation
  • use the Health and Safety review checklist
  • use the General Risk Assessment proforma

  • About the Authors

    James Hammerton-Fraser has worked in both corporate and industrial environments. His specialist areas are business consultancy and health and safety, and understanding how companies can implement processes in a pragmatic and practical way. James is also the co-author of...

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  • Steve Amos is a freelance writer and training consultant with many years of recruitment experience. Steve is also the author of...

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  • and is co-author of...

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