Two key pieces of health and safety legislation define an employer’s responsibilities to regularly carry out and review risk assessments. These are:
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Proper risk assessments also help to prevent accidents, and facilitate investigations when they do unfortunately occur. Risk assessments also help with planning training programmes and minimising insurance premiums, cutting costs for your business.
As a business, each task that is carried out with your company needs to be assessed and the findings accurately recorded. CBIOP consultants will guide you through this process, minimising stress, and can also visit your site, if required.
Properly documented risk assessments provide an educated estimate of risk for your employees while they are carrying out their duties. They also reduce everyday risks to the lowest possibly level, providing safeguards, control measures and, crucially, peace of mind for all workers.