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title: Measuring Hazards
Hazards are rated according to the amount of harm they can do.

 

 

 

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There is not just one way to measure a hazard. Some use numbers on a scale and others use descriptions of the hazard.

Follow the links to see different ways that hazards are measured.

Environment Agency Uses a scale of low hazard (1) to an extreme hazard (5).

Chemical hazards COSHH regulations describe the effects of different chemicals

Earthquakes Above 8 on the Richter scale causes massive damage.

Risks at home Make up your own rating system.