Risk Assessment

Depending on the nature of your application, we may ask you to complete a risk assessment. You can either send us your own risk assessment, or complete the risk assessment form.

Please note that a risk assessment is not needed until your application has been discussed and agreed – and may not be needed at all!

Hints and tips

If you are required to complete a risk assessment, think about the following:

1. Identify the hazards
What is it about the activities, process, equipment or substances used that could injure you, your colleagues, participants or the public at the event.

2. Who might be harmed?
Is the hazard more dangerous for your colleagues setting up the event, for the general public attending the event, for people with restricted mobility, for the facilitators running the event or for any others?

3. Evaluate the risks
The risk rating matrix, available to download from this page, can help with evaluating the likelihood and severity of the risk.

4. Mitigate the risks
Think about measures to take to decrease the risks – e.g. if you have cables running along the floor, covering the cables with mats will decrease the risk of trips and falls.

5. Re-evaluate the risks
Re-evaluate the risks in light of the mitigation measures you’ve implemented. The score should come down.