Approval of Biological COSHH Risk Assessments

The assessor and principal investigator or manager must sign and date the form to state that they have assessed the risks and reviewed and approved the risk assessment. The principal investigator or manager may delegate the work of preparing a risk assessment to any competent member of the team but the principal investigator or manager retains the responsibility for approval and ensuring that the assessment is adequate for the work. The assessment must be carried out correctly and to a suitable and sufficient standard identifying the hazards, risks, who or what might be at risk and the selection of appropriate controls for the work. You should consult with other people who might be adversely affected by the work where it is necessary including other groups and workers.