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The Trust wants to ensure a safe environment for its staff, patients and visitors as well as meet its statutory Health and Safety duties. To achieve this suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out on all work activities and processes which may pose risk to the health, safety and welfare of patients, contractors, staff and visiting members of the general public.

The Trust’s Risk Assessment Tool is used to assess all risks, both Clinical and Non Clinical, across both hospital sites.

Where unacceptable levels of risk are identified, the Trust ensures that adequate control measures are introduced to reduce the risk to an acceptable level, in a time scale appropriate to the risk.

The purpose of risk assessment is to make a sensible judgment about risk. NOT the worst case scenario but a sensible assessment of what is likely to happen (the hazard and its consequence).



Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust recognises that risk assessment is a legal requirement under a range of health and safety legislation. The purpose of this policy is to clarify how this process is achieved within the Trust.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Steven Hill, Non Clinical Risk and Security Manager
Ratified by: Non Clinical Risk Committee
Date Ratified: October 2016
Date Issued: November 2016
Review Date: October 2018
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Steven Hill, Non Clinical Risk and Security Manager


See also:

  • Policy for the Reporting and Management of Incidents
  • Policy for the Management and Use of Medical Devices
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • COSHH Policy
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Policy
  • Manual Handling Policy
  • Infection Control Policy