This handbook on risk assessment provides the information required for carrying out successful risk assessments, including identifying the hazards and risks, setting up control measures, and recording and monitoring risks. It features chapters on: carrying out a risk assessment; hazardous aspects of work; ongoing management of risks; and using external health and safety consultants. Focusing on the law and practice in each area, the handbook guides the reader from involving line managers and staff through to training and brainstorming sessions. In addition, the author covers topical issues such as insurance, subcontracting, training, and specific risk assessments in connection with disabled people, young persons, expectant mothers and teleworkers. There are checklists, sample questions, model procedures and recording sheets, and a sample action plan for putting findings of the risk assessment into action. The volume should be useful to health and safety and personnel officers, health and safety consultants, managing directors and all those involved with risk assessment.