Workplace Risk Assessments

Health & Safety Workplace Risk Assessments

Under UK law, all companies that employ five or more people must have documented risk assessments and a health and safety policy.

Under UK law, all companies that employ five or more people must have documented risk assessments and a health and safety policy.

Why a Risk Assessment?

Under UK law, Employers are required to protect their employees and others from harm. Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is:

  • identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards)
  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn't possible, control the risk

At SafetyConcepts we are experts in workplace risk assessments across a broad range of industries. Using their extensive knowledge and experience our consultants will provide you with the help and support needed to ensure your business has the appropriate processes in place to help keep your employees and others safe from harm.

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FAQs

  1. 1
    Why should I carry out a risk assessment?

    As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.

  2. 2
    Who can do a risk assessment?

    Your risk assessment should be carried out by a competent person – that is, someone who is experienced and qualified to do so.

  3. 3
    How is risk assessed?

    As set out by the HSE the five steps to assessing risk are:

    1. Identify Hazards
    2. Assess the risks
    3. Control the risks
    4. Record your findings
    5. Review the controls