Risk assessments are documents showing where a company has identified the risks associated with their business and what measures they have put in place to reduce these risks to an acceptable level. Every business has a legal requirement to carry out risk assessments, and when a company has 5 or more staff it’s a legal requirement to ensure that these risk assessments are recorded. As well as guiding companies in ways to make employees work safer, risk assessments are commonly requested by people before allowing a company to carry out work on its behalf or at its premises. This allows the party to ensure that suitable and sufficient risk reduction measures have been put in place before work on its behalf begins.