The Importance of Risk Assessments

Posted in Risk Assessments on 27th of October, 2011
 
 


If you run a business with five or more members of staff, regular risk assessments are essential. But, it isn’t just a legal requirement – understanding the risks involved is vital if you want to run a safe and productive workplace, and putting measures in place to prevent such risks is a key component of business management. Staying on top of any potential risks is vital in any kind of workplace, because it isn’t just in hazardous environments that accidents can occur. A regular office can be fraught with hazards if you aren’t careful, and that’s why regular assessments are so essential. They’re used to identify and evaluate any hazards before putting controls in place to reduce them, and they’ll also assess current measures to see if anything can be improved. These assessments are of course vital for the protection of employees but they’re just as important to remember should your business play host to visitors, contractors or members of the public, especially if they’re vulnerable. If regular assessments weren’t carried out or if you didn’t put the necessary measures in place you’d not only be breaking the law but could also be putting people’s health at risk, so it’s vital that you follow the necessary regulations.But, it isn’t always as easy as that, and you could well need to enlist the services of risk assessment consultants to help. That’s where we come in. We understand the importance of these assessments and can help in a number of different ways, whether you want us to undertake the assessment for you or want to invest in the training of personnel, so never underestimate the importance of health and safety risk assessments and you can be sure that everything is under control.