SC06 - Summary
06 Dec 2010



Code Summary




Roles Affected

  • All staff, users, visitors, tenants and contractors 


Good Risk management makes the STFC a safe place to work. Risk management is the term given to everything from mentally assessing a situation before taking action, through to documenting and listing in a structured manner the hazards associated with an activity or task, and then thinking about the controls that are in place or could be put in place to make the activity or task safer.

This code outlines the three step approach to be used in STFC for making Risk Assessments. It gives a pro-forma to use for “On the Job” assessment and standard pro formas and guidance for carrying out, documenting and recording risk assessments using SHE As​sure.

Doing a good risk assessment relies on having the right people thinking about the hazards and controls required – this is generally experts or people who undertake the activity regularly. The code includes guidance to help managers assessing the quality of existing Risk Assessments.

Contact: Baker, Gareth (STFC,DL,COO)