It is every employer's responsibility to ensure that their organisation has appropriately assessed any work that is undertaken which may put and employee, visitor or volunteer under their supervision at risk of injury or worse.
In our experience, most organisations and businesses do not employ a health and safety specialist due to the high costs involved, leaving employers to conduct risk assessments with little to no help from a professional.
If your health and safety risk assessment is not completed to a suitable standard, then 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 and compliant written record of the risk assessment and a method statement for your business with your branding and logo in place, leaving you to just print and sign the documentation.
What is a Risk Assessment?
A risk assessment of 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 and make for a safer work environment.
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 completely eradicate all health and safety risks, it is legally required that you identify, minimise and control them through carrying out a risk assessment in the workplace. Though an incident may still occur, you will have satisfactory procedures in place that will significantly reduce the severity of the occurrence. For example, a fire might still occur but you will have a practiced evacuation in place which results in everyone getting out of the building safely.
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.
As part of our health and safety risk assessment service, your dedicated consultant will produce a method statement based on their findings during the assessment with an impressive turnaround time.
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 health and safety risk assessment service? Give us a call today on 0845 2626 260