Risk assessment

You must complete a risk assessment for your project.  This will help ensure that it runs as smoothly and safely as possible. This guide explains how to complete the risk assessment.

Identify the hazards

Plan your project on paper, listing the activities and equipment that will be involved. Then think about the hazards relating to project delivery plus each activity and piece of equipment. A hazard is something with the potential to cause significant harm or disruption to the project, such as:

  • Any slipping, tripping or falling hazards
  • Hazards relating to fire risks or fire evacuation procedures
  • Any chemicals or other substances hazardous to health, e.g. dust or fumes
  • Moving parts of machinery
  • Any vehicles on site
  • Electrical safety, e.g. use of any portable electrical appliances
  • Manual handling activities
  • High noise levels
  • Covid-19 bio-hazard protection
  • Poor lighting, heating or ventilation
  • Any possible risk from specific demonstrations or activities
  • Non delivery of materials or partners

This list isn’t complete, and you will need to identify any other hazards related to your event’s activities.