Completing a risk assessmentGroup Risk Assessment

Whatever your group does, from organising a street party to running a community building, you have a responsibility to do what you can to make sure people don’t get hurt.

Completing a risk assessment can help with this.

A risk assessment for your group can seem like a big job, and it’s something people often find worrying. However, it doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult, and in most cases it is just a matter of common sense.

Remember, there is no point just having a risk assessment which goes in a drawer somewhere and never gets looked at.

There is also no point in having one that says you won’t run any activities that might be hazardous, and then just ignoring it because it is too restrictive.

The Management Committee should make sure that all risk assessments have been completed and signed by the relevant responsible person.

Click here to access a template for a risk assessment.