H&S Risk Assessments
Organisations are becoming more and more aware that good health and safety around the workplace is critical. Not only to the employees, but also to visitors on site.
Depending on the nature of your business, risks will differ from business to business. Take an office environment, risks within an office will be generally limited. Where employees working within the construction industry will find risks to be of a higher nature.
Imagine being a member of staff who works at an organisation where there is no identification or awareness of the risks around the workplace.
As part of managing the health and safety of your business, all organisations need to control the risks within the workplace. To do this, we must think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm.
This process is known as risk assessment and it is an activity we must carry out by law if you have five or more employees, you are required to document the risk assessments.
Risk assessments will identify any hazards within the workplace and also identify the suitable control measures to either eliminate or reduce the likelihood of the risk occurring.
The person carrying out the risk assessment must be competent. If the person conducting the risk assessment is not competent, they cannot guarantee that they have identified all the hidden hazards and identified suitable preventative measures.