Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Every employer and self-employed persons shall carry out a risk assessment of any risks to health and safety of employees or other persons. If in an establishment of 5+ staff members there needs to be a written risk assessment.
Every workplace has hazards that could cause injury or risks to health. With a reliable and up to date risk assessment it will raise awareness of risks. All risks need to be evaluated this will also help to minimise or eliminate them.