Assessing Risk - a Legal Requirement
Risk Assessments are you compliant?
• Who undertakes your risk assessments?
• Have all your significant risks been assessed?
• Where do you keep your risk assessment records?
• How often do you review your risk assessments?
• How are your employees informed of risks?
• Who designs and implements your risk control measures?
• Have all your significant risks been addressed?
• How are control measures communicated?
• How are changes communicated?
• What H&S training is provided?
Have you assessed your risks?
Would your organisation benefit from a bespoke health and safety presentation.
Risk Assessment: What does the Health and Safety Executive say?
A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law.
It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace – the ones with the potential to cause real harm.
In many instances straightforward and inexpensive measures can readily control risks, to ensure your most valuable assets are protected.
The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to reduce significant risk as far as ‘reasonably practicable’.
A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.
Check out more HSE details on the Risk Assessment process.
Risk Assessment Training
Sussexsafety.net has developed a bespoke presentation called:
‘Risk Assessment Made Easy’
This 90 minute presentation introduces a new easy to understand action process in combating risk.
By the end of the session attendees will understand:
What risk assessment is
Where the requirement for risk assessment comes from
The principles behind carrying out a risk assessments
How to conduct and record risk assessments using the free Sussexsafety.net template below
If you have five or more staff then significant risks must be documented
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