General Risk Assessments
Why Do Risk Assessments?
It’s the law! The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations says that if you have five or more people in your business, then you must record (write down or show the information in another way) your findings.
They can help you to run your business safely, reduce the risk of accidents, improve morale, enhance your safety culture and have a direct positive effect on your bottom line. By identifying what activities, substances, machinery, etc could cause harm and who to, you can then decide if you are doing enough to control that harm. Sometimes it may mean removing the harm completely, such as noxious fumes, other times it may mean a combination of guards, safe systems, training and protective equipment, such as when using machinery.
It can give you peace of mind. You know you are complying with the law, you know that your staff are trained, you know that you have done everything reasonably practicable to protect staff (and others) and you have written that down.
The task can seem daunting if you don’t know where to start and this is where we can help you. We have experienced safety practitioners; we have access to every document, report, guidance and law that has been written by the HSE and other bodies; a proven method of recording the information in an accessible way, to give an action plan for continuous improvement and a training document to complete the loop by informing staff of the findings.
Want to know more – call us on 01733 807779 to book your FREE* health check with one of our advisors.
* Within a 20 mile radius of Peterborough – further afield may incur a small fee.
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