The responsibility rests with the employer to ensure that their organisation has appropriately assessed any work that is undertaken which may risk harming an employee, visitor or volunteer under their supervision.
In our experience, most organisations do not employ a Health and Safety specialist due to the high costs involved, leaving them to carry out the job themselves. If not done to a suitable standard this could severely affect the safety of your employees and the reputation of your business.
We can provide you with a dedicated Health and Safety consultant who will visit your workplace and conduct a thorough risk assessment for you in the most cost-effective way possible.
This includes creating a bespoke, compliant written record of the risk assessment and a method statement for your business.
What is a Risk Assessment?
A risk assessment in the workplace is the process in which you evaluate the potential risks on your premises and put the necessary precautions in place to reduce these risks.
It typically works in five simple steps: identify hazard, identify those at risk, take action, report findings and regularly review these findings.
While you cannot eradicate all risks, it is legally required that you identify, minimise and control them through carrying out a risk assessment in the workplace.
What is a Method Statement?
A method statement, also referred to as a ‘safe system of work’, is a document that details how certain tasks around the workplace will be carried out to ensure they are compliant and safe.
The method statement must outline the hazards that you identified during your risk assessment, and what steps you will take to reduce any implicated risks from said hazard.
The method statement should also explain what control measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of anyone carrying out or affected by hazardous tasks.
Want us to assess the hazards in your workplace?
Our risk assessment service includes:
- An onsite visit from your health and safety consultant
- Completed risk assessment, identifying all hazards present onsite, persons affected, control measures and date of review
- Risk assessment documentation including method statement provided to you both in hard copy and electronically
- Reviewed annually if you remain a client
- Regular updates on health and safety changes via our electronic newsletter
Want a quote for this service? Give us a call today on 0845 2626 260