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Risk assessment – legal position and interpretation

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

There are a number of regulations that require common risks to be assessed, such as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, and the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (very specialised risks such as fire, major hazards, ionising radiation, genetic manipulation etc. are outside the scope of this article).