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Key Stages in Completing Risk Assessments

Over the past few months as businesses of all sizes and within all sectors have dealt with the impact of COVID-19, risk assessments have become a hot topic.  Whether enabling businesses to continue to operate during lockdown or re-opening after a period of closure ensuring the risk assessment process is completed correctly is critical in protecting employees and the public from infection.

What is a risk assessment? How do you complete one? What are the steps involved in completing one correctly?  All valid questions being asked by businesses at this time.

Risk assessment can be defined as a methodical process of evaluating any possible risks that may be involved in a work activity. An employer is required by law to protect employees, and others, from harm and a risk assessment is a tool to enable them to meet their obligations.

Under the Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is identify the hazards, decide on the level of risk, and take action to eliminate the hazard. If this is not possible, then measures need to be put in place to control the risk.

There are 5 steps that should be undertaken when completing the risk assessment process.


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Struggling with the completion of COVID-19 risk assessments?  Whether re-opening your business after closure or to enable the safe return of your employees to the workplace our team of health and safety consultants can provide support and advice.

We are currently offering a competitive fixed price service for COVID-19 risk assessments.  Give our team a call on 01666 503 686 for extra peace of mind.

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