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Risk assessments

Last Updated: 25/05/2022

The measures you do use will depend on the outcome of your risk assessment.

As isolation is eased and people return to work, governments may require organisations to complete risk assessments as part of the permission to resume normal service. This guide suggests how this could be achieved.

For ease of description, this guidance focuses on producing a separate risk assessment for Covid-19 which was a requirement in the early stages of the pandemic. In countries where the transmission and infection rates have decreased the need for separate Covid-19 risk assessments has been relaxed. Where this is the case organisations are advised  to amend existing risk assessments to ensure any continues risk of coronavirus transmission is addressed by using the information prompted in this guide.

Risk assessment covering exposure to Covid-19 will be different from one organisation to another. Healthcare workers, retail cashiers, home delivery drivers, utility engineers and construction workers have different exposure to this risk. The purpose of this guide is therefore to pose the questions that need to be asked so that appropriate risk assessments may be created in all industries. We have not provided a recommended template for this assessment, but instead used headings that are common in most organisation’s risk assessments so that the information can be easily transferred and recorded.

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