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Risk Assessments

All companies should strengthen their health and safety policy by carrying out risk assessments of your workplace to comply with your legislative requirements. Under a number of pieces of legislation, Employers must look at all work activities that could cause harm in order to decide whether they are doing enough to meet their legal obligations.

This is a minimum requirement. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, employers should consider doing more than the legal minimum.

The aim should always be to reduce the risks as much as is ‘reasonably practicable’.

‘Reasonably practicable’ is a legal term that means employers must balance the cost of steps that they could take to reduce a risk against the degree of risk presented. When calculating costs, the time, trouble and effort required should be included, not just the financial cost.

What is a Risk Assessment?

A Risk Assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, considering what could go wrong, and deciding on suitable control measures to prevent loss, damage or injury in the workplace. The Assessment should include the controls required to eliminate, reduce or minimise the risks.

Why conduct a Risk Assessment?

Risk Assessments are a fundamental requirement for companies. If you don’t know, or appreciate where the risks are, you are putting yourself, your employees, your customers and your company in danger.

We have considered the generic risks for specific activities and developed a risk assessment which is the starting point for you to tailor the risk assessment to suit your company.

 

If you require a bespoke Risk Assessment, then please email us at admin@handsdocs.co.uk or call us on 01429 597787.

 

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