A Health and Safety risk assessment is an essential part of any Health and Safety strategy. These are used to identify any risks that are present in a workplace, what the potential outcomes are from that risk and what steps have been taken to lower the potential of something happening.
This is a comprehensive document that differs from business to business, industry to industry. They are time consuming and need to be updated regularly, however no workplace can be without them.
Every workplace will have different hazards to take into account. To make sure everything is identified and accounted for, an expert Health and Safety consultant is the best way to cover every possible situation without taking resources away from the tasks that matter to your business.
Health and Safety risk assessments need a trained eye to be completed properly, as any gaps can not only cause problems for employees but also the business as a whole. Avoid this problem by letting Rhino Safety provide the support and expertise you need to navigate this area of Health and Safety.
Our Health and Safety consultants at Rhino Safety have experience in all areas of Health and Safety, so you can be sure that by working with us you’ll have your needs met. Our services are available as part of a comprehensive and tailored package for your business needs or available on an ad hoc basis, giving you total flexibility and control.
A fully detailed Health and Safety risk assessment needs to cover everything that might happen, and without a trained eye you might not identify a risk correctly – especially if it’s something you’ve accepted as normal. Our consultants will make sure everything is identified and recorded correctly, with the right actions suggested and implemented.
With the right expert working with you, you’ll not only protect your business and staff from risks currently present, but steps can be taken against future risks that may arise in the future.
Completing a Health and Safety risk assessment might seem like a daunting task, as it can be a long process and needs a lot of thought and detail. Risks are everywhere, even if some are disguised as everyday occurrences. To make sure you comply with Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 – and other relevant legislation – every risk and hazard must be identified and detailed.
The risk itself is only part of the process. Once a risk has been recorded, it must be accompanied by what could lead to someone falling foul of the hazard, the potential outcomes of that hazard and what should be done about it.
Implementing the actions is another step in the process to make sure everyone is as safe as possible. These risk assessments should be reviewed often, or when changes to environments or equipment are made.
Should any accidents take place, these assessments must be reviewed as part of an accident investigation to ensure they remain relevant and improvements made if necessary.
Our experts at Rhino Safety have worked with businesses of all sizes on their Health and safety risk assessments. This means we’re well-equipped to help you, no matter what sector you work in. Some of the industries we have experience with are:
If you’d like to know more about Health and Safety risk assessments, and how Rhino Safety can help carry out, improve and implement actions identified, contact a member of our team today.