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What is a risk assessment?
A health and safety risk assessment is a process that identifies, analyzes, controls, and eliminates hazards that can cause injury or illness to the workforce and negatively impact the business.
A risk assessment helps you to understand any potential hazards before then outlining and undertaking reasonable steps to prevent harm.
Is a risk assessment a legal requirement?
Yes, a risk assessment is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person. The risk assessment must assess the risks not only to those you employ but also to anyone else who may be affected by your workplace activities.
Who should do a risk assessment?
The employer (or self-employed person) is responsible for carrying out the risk assessment at work or appointing someone with the relevant knowledge, experience, and skills to do so. This person is known as the competent person.
This is where we can help. We can guide you through the full process so that you have a full understanding of the risk assessment process, as well as assist you with the completion of and implementation of the documentation.