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The University is legally obliged to identify all significant risks to health and safety and to put in place suitable control measures to reduce the risk to as low a level as is reasonably practicable.

The identified risks and control measures must be recorded in a Risk Assessment Record. In practice this task usually falls to line managers but may include individuals or other groups (such as students organising their own events) if they are working largely autonomously. It is important to ensure that the identified control measures are implemented. Assessments should be done in consultation with the people carrying out the work.

This Risk Assessment Library below forms a collection of Generic Risk Assessments that line managers and others can adapt and extend for their specific activities. Do remember to complete the Action Plan for any aspect of your assessment where the need for additional controls has been identified. This will need to be monitored to ensure the actions are completed.

If you feel you need to improve your understanding of how to complete a risk assessment or simply want to refresh your memory please go to the Risk Assessment Training page.

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