Risk or Hazard?
As we raised the issue in the last safety article we though we should clarify a couple of things:
Definitions in the context of health and safety:
Hazard – is something with the potential to do harm
Risk – is the likelihood that a person or thing may be harmed or suffer adverse health effects if exposed to a hazard.
A dog is a hazard, being bitten is the adverse health effect and judgement is required to determine the likelihood.
Simple eh? If you need more advice give us a call or for risk assessment training see here