Health and Safety Workplace Risk Assessments Consultancy

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Under UK law, all organisations with 5 or more staff are required to carry out written health and safety risk assessments covering all significant hazards. Health & Safety Executive guidance details a 5-step approach to conducting these analyses. It goes as follows:

  • Identify the hazards present in the workplace.
  • Identify those at risk from the hazards, including employees, contractors and visitors. Workers who are particularly vulnerable should also be considered, such as young people, new staff members and new or expectant mothers.
  • Evaluate the danger, taking into account the likelihood of accidents. Also, identify and evaluate existing controls that are in place to reduce risks.
  • Record findings on a suitable form.
  • Review the assessment on a regular basis or when things change, such as when new equipment is installed, processes change or accidents occur.


We are experts in all areas concerning risk assessments and we offer a range of services. If you are looking for assistance with these analyses, you have two main options:

  • We can carry out your risk assessments on your behalf, completely eliminating any hassle. We will also remove liability (note that many of our competitors will not do this).
  • We can support you through the process by providing the appropriate forms and by training the employees who will be carrying out the analyses. We will also comment on completed assessments.

In addition, we can assist construction and contracting companies with generic risk assessments and method statements that can be modified to suit specific jobs, as well as site specific risk assessments and procedures.

Specific risk assessments

Note that certain types of hazard require special risk assessments set out in specific formats. For more information about this, click on the links below.

  • Manual handling risk assessments must consider the tasks being carried out, the loads being handled and the work environment, as well as the personnel involved.
  • New legislation requires all non-domestic premises to conduct fire risk assessments. These analyses follow a similar 5-step approach to the one outlined above. However, they focus on the 3 elements that are needed for fire to start, namely heat, fuel and oxygen.
  • Hazardous substances require a COSHH risk assessment. Bear in mind that obtaining the safety data sheet alone is not sufficient to comply with the law.
  • A display screen equipment risk assessment should be conducted on all computer users.

We can help with all of these analyses.

Extra support

If you are in need of risk assessments, 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.

Why Choose Phoenix Health & Safety Consultancy  

Phoenix Health & Safety are the UK’s premier providers of health and safety training and health and safety consultancy services. Operating from a head office in Staffordshire, we have consultants and training venues all around the UK, ensuring you always have local advice and training courses.

All organisations with 5 or more staff are required by law to have:

  • A documented health and safety policy
  • Documented risk assessments for all significant hazards (e.g. fire, manual handling, chemicals, electricity, equipment etc.)
  • Access to competent health and safety advice Adequate health and safety training for staff

Phoenix Health & Safety can assist with all of these areas. Our expert consultants can visit your premises and help to guide you through the ever changing maze of health and safety law.

Our services can be tailored to suit your individual needs, as and when you need it. This flexible approach offers small companies a cost-effective way to receive professional advice and support.

Large organisations can also benefit from our services. For example, our consultants can provide professional support and guidance for your in-house health and safety team or carry out one-off projects on a particular aspect of your health and safety management.

Why Choose Phoenix?

  • All of our consultants are highly qualified, have a wealth of experience and have been hand-picked for their practical and approachable manner.
  • Our consultants are based all around the UK, meaning there is always help close-by.
  • We always ensure that the advice and documentation we offer is legally- compliant and practical.
  • If required, we can use the client’s own documentation.
  • All documentation is issued electronically and includes the client’s logo.
  • We can assist clients with supplier/contractor questionnaires and documents.
  • All clients have access to our website’s online support section. From this page you can download various health and safety checklists and templates for personal use.
  • We also provide a regular newsletter to inform clients of any industry developments and changes in legislation.
  Phoenix has done what it said it would do: responded quickly, communicated effectively, made me feel confident that we knew what to do, and kept it simple.  

Peter Holloway Commercial Manager - (Cascade Consulting)