Risk assessments form a significant part of delivering a safe working environment whether in an office, a construction site or setting up an exhibition stand in a neutral venue. As with anything risk related, it is about identifying and managing the risk.
The provision and communication of a suitable and sufficient written assessment of risk in any workplace activity, is a legal requirement of all employers and the self-employed, where they have 5 employees or more.
Assessing risk is acknowledging the presence of a potential issue that could occur, but like all aspects of health and safety it requires a sensible approach to understand what actually constitutes a real and credible concern.
Whilst every work space or site is different, there are common themes when assessing risk and having worked with clients of all sizes and in many different sectors we can very quickly identify which common risks are present and what constitutes a more unique level of risk based on the location, type of work being undertaken or the tools and machinery required to complete the job.
So whether you are working in an office, a building site 80 storeys from the ground or in a submarine 100 feet under the sea, we can help you identify and assess risk and work with you to introduce mitigating processes and practices.
We can also help you carry out regular audits of your risk assessments to ascertain whether they still apply, continue to be relevant, are likely to relocate to another site/workspace and also to ensure your proposed management measures remain adequate. Contact our consultants for more information.