Health and Safety Risk Assessments
Health and Safety Risk Assessments
Under the UK Health and Safety legislation, all organisations must undertake a Risk Assessment covering all significant hazards within the workplace. Those with 5 or more members of staff are required by Law to ensure that the Risk Assessment process is documented (although we recommend it as good practice no matter the size of your organisation).
A ‘hazard’ can be defined as anything that could have the potential to cause harm including fire, trip hazards, air quality, dangerous chemical and substances and working at heights.
A full Health and Safety Risk Assessment is a systematic evaluation of the hazards within the workplace and how those hazards are likely to happen and so cause harm either to your employees or visitors to your premises.
All significant hazards should be:
1. Considered how they could harm you or people around you
2. Documented and more importantly, detailed how they are controlled.
3. Understood by all staff in particular what measures they need to take to control the risks.
Ensuring that these Risk Assessments are in place within your organisation will aid in managing risks and avoid any injury, damage or ill health for your employees, and other people that come into contact with your business.
Do you have adequate Risk Assessments for the hazards associated with your business? If you are not sure, then why not get in touch with one of our Health and Safety consultants for a no obligation chat.
Risk Assessments Toolbox Talk
Download our Toolbox Talk on Risk Assessments and help every member of your team to understand the importance of them.
Our talk breaks it down into 5 manageable and actionable steps. You will find more Toolbox Talks on our Resources page.
What Constitutes a Risk at your Workplace?Risks will vary between different organisations but some of the common hazards to consider are:
Identifying the hazards present in your workplace is the first of 5 steps that should be undertaken when completing the Risk Assessment process. To help your team understand the other stages of the process download and print out our 5 Steps to Risk Assessments Leaflet.
How Sureteam can Help
Outsourcing your Risk Assessment process to a specialist and experienced team of Health and Safety consultants will not only ensure you are looking after your people and those they interact with, but will also save valuable time and worry by leaving it to the experts.
A fully qualified member of our team will visit your premises and working with your team create suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments by supporting their competencies with our own.
We also provide Risk Assessment Training to ensure that your team have the skills in-house to conduct these in line with best practice.
Give us a call on 01666 503686 for a no obligation chat with a member of our team to discuss your needs.
Give us a call
Our team are on hand for any advice you need give us a call on 01666 503686 to discuss your health and safety needs. With Sureteam, you have got it covered.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you employ more than 5 members of staff you are legally required to document your Risk Assessment findings, however we recommend it as good practice for all businesses regardless of their size to do so.
In any event, all controls identified should be implemented, and all staff informed of what they need to do to minimise the risk.
Yes, if you already have Risk Assessments in place we can review these with you to make sure you have considered everything. Many businesses find it useful to have a fresh pair of eyes take a look at everything.
Get in touch with our team on 01666 503686 and we can give you a fixed price quote for reviewing them for you.
Yes, we have a level 2 and level 3 Risks Assessment (RQF) Training course that are both trainer-led.
Level 2 is for those who are involved in the risk assessment process giving them a greater understanding of the process, whilst the level 3 is for those who have responsibility for carrying out risk assessments and ensuring they can complete them thoroughly.
Seeking further advice and support, why not take a look at our Resources section with toolbox talks, HSE publications and useful links or read our latest blog post for advice from our team