Fact Sheet 3: Employers To Assess Risks

From September 1, 2002, all large employers have to assess risks in the workplace.

What this means for you

This means employers must look at the likelihood of an injury or workplace accident occurring because of a risk.

Some examples of how likely risks are to cause an incident:

Example 1. – If an employee is working on a ladder and the ladder is not stabilised below, it is very likely that a person will fall off the ladder and sustain a serious injury.

Example 2. – If workers are allowed to walk into parts of moving equipment or vehicles it is possible that someone will be hit by one of the moving objects and sustain an injury.

Example 3. – If workers are moving around where liquid has been spilt on a floor it is very likely that someone will slip over and sustain an injury.

The employer has to take into account whether a risk has the potential to cause an injury. If there is no potential for harm then there is no risk.


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What this means for you

This means employers must look at the likelihood of an injury or workplace accident occurring because of a risk.

Some examples of how likely risks are to cause an incident:

Example 1. – If an employee is working on a ladder and the ladder is not stabilised below, it is very likely that a person will fall off the ladder and sustain a serious injury.

Example 2. – If workers are allowed to walk into parts of moving equipment or vehicles it is possible that someone will be hit by one of the moving objects and sustain an injury.

Example 3. – If workers are moving around where liquid has been spilt on a floor it is very likely that someone will slip over and sustain an injury.

The employer has to take into account whether a risk has the potential to cause an injury. If there is no potential for harm then there is no risk.


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