But there is more to an effective hazard management system than simply listing the hazards. The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 now requires businesses to manage risks as well as hazards. While the identification of hazards within a business is still an important part of any system, employers are now expected to take all reasonable and practicable steps to control the risks associated with the hazard.
In short, a comprehensive hazard register needs to document the potential risks and any potential harm that may occur. It also has to specify how your business controls, monitors and reviews the risks associated with the hazard.