With time, the assessment of health and safety has become the most important factor for all types of establishments. No matter what kind of business you have, it is for the benefit of the business and employees that risk assessments become a must. It is a fact that every work environment has some risks for the employees which can affect their health and safety. Many employers think that they can guarantee their employees' safety, that’s why you need to conduct a Health and Safety Risk Assessment regularly to keep the workplace safe and healthy and minimize any potential risks.
Now let’s discuss the matter in detail for better understanding.
1. What is health and risk assessment?
It is the primary duty of the employer or company’s owner to protect their employee’s health at the workplace.
2. Why is this important?
It is important to protect your workers and to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (2003).
By performing such an assessment, you can stay focused on the risks that are in the workplace. You can minimise the risks that can cause harm to your employees or visitors.
3. When should you carry out a health and safety risk assessment?
As per the law, you should conduct a health & risk assessment on a regular basis, t’s preferential to conduct a new assessment whenever changes are made at your workplace for example building extension, installations of new machinery or an office refurbishment.
4. How to conduct the assessment?
You should always instruct an experienced health and safety assessor to conduct a health & safety risk assessment. The experts will survey the premises or workplace and assess the regulations relating to the Healthy and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Safety at Work Regulations 2003. After the assessment, they will give you a detailed report which will identify all potential health & safety risks within the company’s premises and our assessor will evaluate and recommend solutions to gain legal compliance.
All workplaces, no matter what size should employ the services of a risk assessment professional to keep their employees safe and prevent risks. So, do it now and stay away from legal issues.