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Example Risk Assessments

This library contains example risk assessments for use as a starting point for your own assessments. They must be modified to your own work. 

Blank risk assesment forms - Risk assessment form only and Risk assessment with guidance

Please note: It is the responsibility of the Academic Supervisor / Principle Investigator / Line Manager to ensure that the appropriate risk assessments have been completed by a competent person. The Academic Supervisor / Principle Investigator / Line Manager must authorise the final version before use. The risk assessment must be signed by all those involved to ensure that they have read and understand the risks and will abide by them.

Help and Advice is always available from your School Safety Advisor, you will also find some useful guidance from Central Safety Services Risk Assessment Tool.

Use the appropriate link below to download the form required:

Compressed Gases

Cryogenic Liquids

Driving at Work

Face coverings

Filming in Labs

Fridges and Freezers

Local Exhaust Ventilation / Fumehoods

Heater in Offices

Ice Machine

Lab Equipment

Ladders and Step Ladders

Lone Working‌‌

Open Day

Office Environment

Out of Hours (OOH) Working



Storage at Height

Manual handling - Equipment

Manual handling - Trolleys

Transport of Chemicals

Travel - in the UK 

Travel - low risk countries

Travel - moderate risk countries

Travel - high and extreme risk countries

Work Experience Student

Working from Home