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Shop risk assessment


This tool allows those employers working in small low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.

The Health and Safety Executive supports the approach for these businesses. It has developed this tool in consultation with Local Government Regulation.

It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting relevant issues and thinking about how you control them.

This should take around 20 minutes.

HSE has developed a series of example risk assessments providing advice and guidance for those operating in shops which tend to have specific hazards and issues:

  • the beauty industry
  • food preparation and service
  • dry cleaners
  • betting shops and butchers

These example risk assessments are available on the HSE website.

Please note that the tool is intended for demonstration purposes only during this consultation phase.

Begin shop risk assessment