You must carry out and maintain regular risk assessments under health and safety law whether you are a big business, a small business or just a one-person operation.
Risk assessment is key to all new legislation and is the best way to manage health and safety. The Regulations require that a "suitable and sufficient" risk assessment be carried out BEFORE work is started. If you fail to carry out risk assessments you are in breach of Health and Safety law and in the event of a workplace accident you are likely to be prosecuted. This could cost your business, may ruin your reputation and worst of all could cost someone’s life where a “suitable and sufficient” risk assessment could have prevented it.
Risk assessment is the process of examining workplaces to identify hazards and to evaluate controls. Risk Assessment Solutions Ltd takes pride in working with companies to achieve the best possible solutions.
We will work with you to carry out risk assessments and implement the appropriate control measures to minimise risk at all times.
This hands on approach will provide you with the tools, competence and confidence to manage risk assessments thereafter.
After completing an initial risk assessment, it's important to maintain regular checks to ensure your business complies with health and safety requirements. Conducting regular risk assessments may cost more in the short term, as you spend money to improve conditions, but you will protect yourself from the risk of fines or being sued by an employee or member of the public.
Risk Assessment Services
In addition to a general risk assessment of your premises, activities and working practices we can also carry out the following types of specific assessment:
- The Workplace
- Individual Tasks
- Display Screen Equipment
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
- Manual Handling
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Work Equipment
The risk assessment process will:
- Identify the hazards and assess the risks that exist and those that may arise after accounting for the actual circumstances found on site;
- Provide you with a detailed report and an "Action Plan" of prioritised recommendations;
- Where appropriate we will also design and document a Safe System of Work.
Our consultant will assist you through the process of implementing the recommendations maintaining compliance with the requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 for "suitable and sufficient" risk assessments.