Many people feel unqualified to carry out risk assessments.
Here is how you can overcome this:-
As this question at a training session: Have you crossed a road in the last few days?
Usual answer will be “Yes”
Then explain this in risk assessment terms:-
- This is what you did. You checked the crossing and traffic lights, looking left and right for traffic
- Then you crossed the road when it was safe
- This was the biggest risk assessment you could have done because your life depended on getting it right.
- You do risk assessments like this every single day, even able to teach a 5 year old, but we don’t think of it as a formal risk assessment.
Everyone, who hasn’t been run over by a bus, is capable of doing such risk assessments