The generic risk assessments for schools contained within this guidance have been developed using the formulas below. It is unlikely that the generic assessments will be totally appropriate for each individual school which may have different circumstances. They should therefore be modified by each school by applying the criteria below to the generic assessment, making that assessment specific to the school.
The risk rating in the generic assessments is calculated using the formula
Likelihood X Severity
e.g. something ‘unlikely’ to occur in your opinion (2) multiplied by severity rating of ‘significant’ (2) would result in a risk rating of 4 which is ‘Tolerable’ and only requires the control measures to be monitored and reviewed.
For full details download the Generic Guidance below. It also details what Risk Assessments are in each zipped folder.