|Health and Safety Risk Assessment|
|Accidents Waiting to Happen|
|Longer-term Health Risks|
|Help and Advice|
A hazard is something that has the potential to harm or injure someone. Machinery, powertools and inflammable or corrosive materials can create specific accident hazards in the workplace.
But even an office with just a few items of office machinery, consumables, heaters, fans and kettles could contain many hazards.
3.1 Unsafe electrical installations (eg old or damaged wiring or overloaded sockets) can start fires or cause electric shocks.
3.2 Machinery can cut or catch people, or can emit harmful substancesl, particles or fumes.
3.3 Any hazardous substances that you use or produce could be a potential cause of injury or ill health.
3.4 There may be special hazards resulting from the nature of your business. For example: