Our unique approach to risk assessment
To develop an assessment of risks on site from design and construction a risk register will be developed and issued at an early stage highlighting several categories of risk; health and safety, well-being, timing, environmental and cost. The risk register is a living document and will be updated and reviewed during the project duration by the Site Manager and Regional Manager – this will then be shared with the client.
Keep reading to learn more about risk assessments and how we can assist your business in satisfying the requirements of legislation; but above all to ensure the Health & Safety of employees.
What is a Risk Assessment?
A risk assessment is a systematic examination of a task, job or process that you carry out at work for the purpose of;
- Identifying the significant hazards that are present (a hazard is something that has the potential to cause someone harm or ill health).
- Deciding if what you have already done reduces the risk of someone being harmed to an acceptable level, and if not;
- Deciding what further control measures you must take to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.
What is an Ergonomic Assessment?
Ergonomics is a science concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. It puts people first, taking account of their capabilities and limitations. Ergonomics aims to make sure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment fit each worker.
Some examples of ergonomically assessable issues could be:
- Manual handling - too heavy or bulky load to be safely handled by a person
- Design of tasks - Badly designed machinery guards
- Workstation layout - Chair not properly adjusted to fit the person and workstation
Who should do a risk assessment?
Risk assessments should always be carried out by a person who is experienced and competent to do so. Competence can be expressed as a combination of knowledge, awareness, training, and experience. If necessary, consult a more experienced member of staff or external professional to help assist with the risk assessment.
Remember competence does not mean you have to know everything about everything, competence also means knowing when you know enough or when you should call in further expert help.
How we can help
Should you decide that you will need help with completing your risk assessment, we can provide a range of consultancy services delivering health & safety risk assessments, and specialist advice on compliance with legislative requirements. Including:
- Work place and task specific Risk Assessments
- COSHH Assessments
- Fire Risk Assessment
For further information please contact us. Our contact information can be found here