HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT
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Hundreds of small businesses, ranging from workshops, construction companies, bakeries, shops and garden centres to schools, medical centres, IT organisations and manufacturing engineering, receive assistance from HSGenerator Health & Safety Specialists each year in completing their risk assessments.
All risk assessments are conducted by Health & Safety and Fire Safety Experts with a high level of knowledge and competency, who provide you with a highly professional report that fully complies with current UK legislation.
Our Consultants will provide you with practical and affordable measures to eliminate risks, lower hazards and maintain safety in your business.
We assist you in preparing risk assessments in person, on-site, and at a time that works for you.
RISK ASSESSMENT SUPPORT SERVICE
We carry out a risk assessment for you, evaluate the risk and take liability for it.
We support you through the process of risk assessment by providing adequate forms, training and checking the completed assessment.
RISK ASSESSMENT LEGAL REQUIREMENT
Employers are required by law -The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999 - to protect both their employees and other parties.
The following criteria are listed as the bare minimum standards in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999:
- Identify the dangers in your organisation that might endanger the health or safety of your employees;
- Determine the possibility and severity of any potential injury to a person;
- Determine the risk; and then take action to lower the risk or, if it is not feasible, remove the hazard.
The process of reducing risks in your organisation includes the risk assessment step.
RISK ASSESSMENT DEFINITION AND STEPS
RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY
Risk Assessment Definition
Risk Assessment is a process of identifying hazards and risk variables that might potentially result in harm. This process includes risk analysis and risk evaluation.
Risk Assessment Steps
The typical risk assessment, such as workplace risk assessment, includes identifying risks and potential harm, identifying safeguards or control measures that are already in place, identifying people who are at risk, rating and identifying the level of risk, and adding additional safeguards to control risks, re-evaluating the reduced risk, and determining the timeline for putting the necessary actions into place.
TYPES OF RISK ASSESSMENTS
Qualitative Risk Assessments
The risk is classified as high, medium or low-level, taking into account the risk's probability and severity. The qualitative assessment is based on the Assessor's personal judgement.
Quantitative Risk Assessments
A risk assessment matrix is used to assess the likelihood and severity of risks. Quantitative tools and techniques are used while carrying out this risk assessment.
Generic Risk Assessments
This kind of risk assessment considers the dangers and risks associated with work-related tasks and activities. To make sure that risk-management processes are precise, appropriate, and efficient, these risk assessments must be adequately updated and altered accordingly.
Site-Specific Risk Assessments
Risk is evaluated for a certain activity in a particular place. One of the most efficient ways of reducing or limiting workplace dangers. Site-Specific Risk Assessments should be conducted following a generic risk assessment since they are the most comprehensive and efficient way to develop and implement control measures that are appropriate for the level of risk.
Dynamic Risk Assessments
This kind of risk assessment is done in real-time, in response to unforeseen situations (e.g. sudden changes in the workplace or work activity). To determine if it is safe to move forward with the task, the risk is evaluated immediately.
We work for hundreds of clients each year. We have extensive professional experience in creating and implementing:
DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT RISK ASSESSMENTS
Workplace Risk Assessment
In order to determine if you have taken sufficient safeguards or whether you need to take additional steps to prevent injury, a risk assessment is simply a detailed review of what in your business potentially harms people. The right to be shielded from damage brought on by a failure to implement appropriate control measures extends to workers and others.
Manual Handling Risk Assessment
According to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, any manual handling task that has the potential to cause an injury must undergo a risk assessment by the employer. The health and safety of both themselves and anyone who might be harmed by their conduct must be taken into reasonable consideration by employees. A proper and thorough Manual Handling risk assessment is necessary when risky physical handling is unavoidable. The Manual Handling Risk Assessment should determine the areas where there is a risk of damage and determine the most effective approaches to lower that risk.
PUWER Risk Assessment
Making sure that every piece of work-related equipment goes through a thorough risk assessment is one of the important components of implementing PUWER - the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Under PUWER, risk assessments are required by law and must be carried out by a trained and qualified individual, a consultant, or an authorised third party, as instructed by the HSE.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, or COSHH, mandates that employers take steps to protect their workers' health. COSHH Assessment is one of the controls used to stop health damage. The majority of firms use compounds or products made from combinations of substances. Certain procedures produce substances. These might harm employees, clients, contractors and other people.
PPE Suitability Assessment
The objective of the PPE Suitability Assessment is to identify risks to the workers performing the task in order to decide the PPE that is necessary. A PPE Suitability Assessment is necessary to identify potential risks and choose the best PPE when conditions exist or are anticipated to exist that need the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
DSE Workstation Assessment
Employers are required to safeguard their staff against the health hazards associated with using display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Users at a fixed workstation, mobile employees, home workers, and hot-desking workers who use DSE daily for continuous periods of an hour or longer are subject to the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations.
First Aid Need Assessment
First Aid Need Assessment is a legal requirement under The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. An employer is obligated to make an assessment of first-aid needs appropriate to the circumstances (hazards and risks) of the workplace.
RAMS - Risk Assessment Method Statement
A critical health and safety document known as a RAMS, or risk assessment method statement, is created to outline the procedures to be followed in order to execute a particular activity or task in a secure manner. The risk assessment technique can be used in conjunction with RAMS.
Risk Assessment for Pregnant Workers and New Mothers
As part of your overall workplace risk assessment, you are required by law to consider the hazards to women who are childbearing age.
Additionally, you must do an individual risk assessment that takes into account the needs of each worker who has advised you in writing that they:are breastfeeding, pregnant, or within six months after giving birth.
Young Worker Risk Assessment
According to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999, an employer shall not hire a young person without having made or revised an assessment with respect to hazards to the health and safety of young individuals.
An employer must examine their risk assessment and take into account the unique variables for young people before hiring a young person for the first time or hiring one with special needs.