How to conduct a health and safety risk assessment
HSE guidance details the following five-step approach to workplace risk assessment:
Identify all hazards present in the workplace.
Identify those at risk from the hazards, including employees, contractors and visitors. Particularly vulnerable workers should also be considered, such as young people, new staff members, and new or expectant mothers.
Evaluate the level of danger, the likelihood of accidents, and the measures currently in place to reduce risks.
Record the findings in a suitable form.
Review the assessment regularly. This is particularly important after an accident, or when something changes, such as when new equipment is introduced.
Your health and safety risk assessment support options
We are experts in every type of health and safety risk assessment, and offer a range of services. Here are our two main options:
We carry out the risk assessments for you. In this case, we take on liability for the evaluation. Please bear in mind that many other companies offering risk assessment services will not do this.
You carry out your own assessment, and we support you through the process — training your staff, providing the appropriate forms, and checking the completed assessments.
We can also assist construction and contracting companies with generic risk assessments and method statements. These can be modified to suit unique jobs, site-specific risk assessments, and procedures.
Additional health and safety experts support
If your organisation needs support with risk assessments, you are likely to need a health and safety policy and health and safety manual. Why not find out more about how our annual support contracts can help you with all aspects of your health and safety responsibilities?
For an informal chat, or to arrange a free initial consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us now on 0345 5008811 to discuss.
If you are in need of risk assessment services, you might also require a health and safety policy and a health and safety manual. Bear in mind that our annual support contracts can cover these services.
For an informal chat or to arrange a free initial consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch.