Risk assessment guidance and template

If you are planning an event, you need to carry out a risk assessment to identify the hazards and risks associated with the event and to plan for them.

  • A hazard is anything that can cause harm.
  • A risk is the likelihood of that harm being caused.

The best way to do this is as part of a risk assessment, in which you will list what might cause harm to people at your event, and outline reasonable steps you will take to take to prevent that harm.

Once you have identified the risks, you then need top put the appropriate actions/controls into place to reduce the risks.