September myth of the month

Myth

Risk assessments must always be long and complex

The reality

On its own, paperwork never saved anyone. It is a means to an end, not an end in itself – action is what protects people. So risk assessments should be fit for purpose and acted upon.

OK, if you’re running an oil refinery you’re going to need a fair amount of paperwork. But for most, bullet points work very well indeed.

Source: HSE Myth of the month Campaign

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