Workplace Risk Assessments

What is a Risk Assessment in the workplace?

The notion of completing Risk Assessments can be a scary thing. In reality we all undertake risk assessments in our everyday lives. Whilst driving, we are continually identifying hazards, assessing and taking actions to eliminate or reduce the risk without thinking of this as risk assessing. 

Risk Assessments are a legal requirement for every employer. It is imperative that all areas of risk within your business have been either eliminated, reduced, isolated or controlled by using the same steps as when driving:

  • Identify your hazards
  • Assess the level of risk
  • Eliminate, reduce or isolate the risk

No matter how straight-forward or specialised your Risk Assessment requirements are, our team can assist your organisation in fulfilling its risk assessment obligations.

What are the benefits of Risk Assessments?

They can help you to run your business safely by:

  • Reducing the risk of accidents and near misses
  • Improve morale
  • Enhance your safety culture
  • Have a direct positive effect on your bottom line

By identifying what activities, substances, machinery, etc could cause harm and who to, you can then decide if you are doing enough to control that harm.

Sometimes it may mean removing the harm completely, such as noxious fumes, other times it may mean a combination of guards, safe systems of work, additional training or the use of protective equipment, such as when using machinery.

What other Risk Assessments can Agility help with?

  • General risk assessments
  • Manual handling risk assessments
  • Working at height risk assessments
  • Legionella risk assessments
  • Fire risk assessment
  • COSHH risk assessments
  • Display Screen Equipment risk assessments
  • DSEAR risk assessments
  • New and expectant mothers risk assessments
  • Young persons risk assessments
  • Dust and fume risk assessments

Choosing Agility as your Health & Safety adviser enables you to outsource your Risk Assessments while allowing you to concentrate on the day-to-day running of your business.

For a tailored quotation on how to reduce the risk and improve compliance within your business

Contact us today on 01527 571 611

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