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Managing risks

The key to effectively managing risk is the creation of a prevention culture — everyone in a workplace should take an active interest and participate in ensuring a safe working environment.

Risk assessment is an essential prerequisite for effective prevention, and is a legal requirement in the EU if dangerous substances are present in a workplace. Legislation also requires that workplaces take a hierarchical approach to prevention.

Fortunately, many tools and guidance materials are available. These offer practical solutions and can help your business comply with legislation and manage risk by implementing effective risk assessment and prevention measures.