The 5 Steps of a Risk Assessment

  • What is the hazard?

  • Who might be affected & how?

  • What control measures can be introduced?

  • How you should communicate & train?

  • How will you review & monitor?
    • General Risk Assessments

      An employer is required under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to protect their employees, and others, from harm.

      This will entail
      - identifying hazards that could cause injury or illness
      - understand the risk and how likely someone could be harmed and how seriously
      - Implement control measures to eliminate or reduce the risk

    • Fire Risk Assessments

      Assessing the property for the writing a Fire Risk Assessment compliant with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

      Production of a written Fire Risk Assessment including,
      - Audit on current measures employed to protect those relevant persons
      - Identification of hazards
      - Review existing Control Measures including,
      - Raising of alarm
      - Means of exit
      - Evacuation
      - Firefighting equipment
      - Maintenance
      - Training
      - Action Plan, Measures to ensure compliance.

    • Legionella Risk Assessments

      Assessing appropriate control measures for water systems is covered under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

      The process will include,
      - Identifying supply of hot & cold water
      - Flow & return temperatures
      - Assessing water temperatures
      - Identifying risk areas
      - Independent water tests
      - Ongoing control & management

    • COSHH Risk Assessments

      Assessing appropriate control measures for the use of hazardous substances in accordance with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

      The process will include,
      - MSDS for each substance you use
      - Exposure limits & controls
      - PPE
      - Training requirements
      - Spillage & Containment
      - Emergency procedures for fire & first aid
      - Disposal of material & packaging

    • DSE Risk Assessments

      Assessing the current situation regarding each employee’s workstation arrangements in accordance with Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992.

      Assessing an employee’s work area looking at.
      - Screens
      - Keyboards
      - Seating
      - Lighting
      - Noise
      - Equipment

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    What is a Risk Assessment

    A standalone document that highlights the hazards of a substance including any Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) and the necessary first aid and fire-fighting controls reducing the likelihood of injury and long-term damage as well as fines for environmental damage. Legionella assessments An audit type assessment that highlights the sites level of risk to legionella and what controls are necessary to reduce the level of risk and likelihood of users suffering ill health that may lead to legal action. Fire Risk assessments An audit type assessment that highlights the sites level of risk to fire and what controls are necessary to reduce the level of risk, without a completed and reviewed copy of this document; various action may be taken against the business resulting in fines and imprisonment.

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