A risk assessment is not an audit or an inspection, it is a careful examination of what in your work could cause harm to people. You can then weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. Your staff and others have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures. Accidents and ill-health can ruin lives and affect your business too if output is lost, machinery is damaged, insurance costs increase or you have to go to court.
Yes, all employers have a legal obligation to protect both their health and safety and that of the worksforce. Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires, among other things, that all employers assess the risks to the health and safety of their employees whilst they are at work.
We can complete risk assessments on your behalf to include general, task specific, process, machinery and one-off situations. Following this, we can produce an action plan that can be gradually worked on by you and your team, leaving you more time to concentrate on the running of your business. We are also able to provide ongoing support and advice on implementing the actions from these assessments.