Risk Assessment is a legal requirement in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and beyond, regardless of what local jurisdiction you are operating in. With our multi-sector expertise, Safeti’s Health and Safety Risk Assessment Service is fundamental to our support provision for many Client’s.
Our qualified, experienced and insured Health and Safety consultants can provide you with an exceptional and professional health and safety risk assessment service, in accordance with industry best practice.
You can learn more about risk assessment in our Workplace Guide to Risk Assessment or speak to one of our a Risk Assessment specialist by booking a free consultation with the Safeti team.
Risk Assessment Service | Why do you need it?
Risk assessment is one of the fundamental themes of any health, safety or environmental management system. Risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace.
The complexity of a workplace risk assessment can vary wildly, but for most, it’s best to keep it simple.
Is Health and Safety Risk Assessment important?
Risk assessment is often seen as a thankless activity that has to be done, with little real benefit.
But why do we have to do it?
There are plenty of good reasons that we should carry out risk assessment for our businesses, including moral, legal and of course, financial.
Unfortunately, the term ‘health and safety risk assessment’ has gained bad press in some quarters, due to over-zealous approaches to risk management. It doesn’t need to be that way. This guide will help you decide what’s reasonable for your business.
When should a Risk Assessment be carried out?
In reality, the Health and Safety Executive in the UK clearly states that risk assessments should not be unnecessarily complicated and only focus on the significant hazards.
It makes sense, because you have to be able to effectively communicate the outcomes of them.
In the UK, your obligation as an employer is that you must risk assess the work activities for which your employees are involved.
If you have 5 or more employees, you have to keep a record of any risk assessment that you have done.
To find out more about when risk assessments should be carried reviewed, check out our post here.