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LexisNexis, 2003 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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Risk assessment is the key to successful management of health and safety at work. Risk assessments are carried out in order to quantify and evaluate the significance of workplace hazards so that appropriate control measures can be put in place.

Usually, a written record of the assessment is required, detailing the following information:
* The hazards - and how much risk is associated.
* The risk - with appropriate control measures.
* Deadlines - to follow-up the risk assessment to ensure the risk is managed.

Failure to carry out risk assessments - punishable by law - is often due to lack of a suitable risk assessment system. Tolley's Risk Assessment Workbook - Leisure provides that system, both in the form of key background information on how to carry out a risk assessment - understanding relevant legislation and regulations - but most importantly by providing:
* Checklists - highlighting key industry-specific hazards and control measures.
* Questionnaires - highlighting key questions the risk assessor should ask when analysing the risk posed by the hazard.
* Action Plans - to ensure the risk assessment is followed up and completed.

The Workbook offers a practical risk assessment system: it shows you how to comply with the law and gives you the foundations of a logical procedure that can be understood easily, put into placed quickly where necessary and adapted to your organisation's needs.

Tolley's Risk Assessment Workbooks is a series of practical Workbooks providing you with all the information you need to conduct risk assessments in industry-specific areas including: Manufacturing, Retail, Education, Offices, Construction, and Utilities. A special Risk Assessment Workbook on Stress has also been developed in order to facilitate management of this issue which is of key concern to all organisations.

* Provides a practical risk assessment system
* Shows how to comply with the law
* Includes checklists, questionnaires and action plans

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Ingrid Siebert is a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a Registered Safety Practitioner. She is a health and safety consultant to many well-known names in industry and commerce including formula 1 racing car manufacturers and the film industry. Ingrid is particularly experienced in: health and safety auditing, carrying out risk assessments and advising on control measures, preparation of policies and procedures and advising on implementation, practical and technical application of health and safety law, management training, running seminars and giving presentations. Ingrid Siebert Associates was formed in 1987 after Ingrid had spent eight years a one of HM Inspectors of Health and Safety in the Health and Safety Executive. http://www.health-and-safety.co.uk

Allan St John Holt is one of Britain's best-known safety experts. He has also lectured widely in the USA, the Far East and Australia on health and safety matters. Twice President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and a Fellow of the Institution, he is a Registered Safety Practitioner. He is currently Head of Safety for the Royal Mail Group. A social studies graduate, Allan founded the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health in 1979. An Ambassador and member of the Board of Directors of Veterans of Safety International, he was inducted into the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International in October 1997, and was elected Honorary President of the Southampton Occupational Safety Association in 1991

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