As a responsible business owner, you need to ensure you hold a health and safety risk assessment in Kent. Risk assessments form a significant part of delivering a safe working environment. This could be an office, a construction site or even when setting up an exhibition in a neutral venue.

A health and safety risk assessment in Kent will assist you in identifying and managing the risk within your workplace. Assessing risk is acknowledging the presence of a potential issue that could occur. It requires a sensible approach to understand what constitutes a real and credible concern.

Every workspace or site is different. However, there are common themes when assessing risk. Risk Safety Services has worked with clients of all sizes and in many different sectors so we can very quickly identify risks. We can establish which are present in your environment and what constitutes a more unique level of risk. This could be based on the location, type of work being undertaken or the tools and machinery required to complete the job.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment in Kent – The Law

Under UK law, all organisations with 5 or more staff are required to carry out a written health and safety risk assessment. Health & Safety Executive guidance details a 5-step approach to conducting these analyses.

1 – Identify the hazards present in the workplace.

2 – Identify those at risk from the hazards, including employees, contractors and visitors. Vulnerable workers should also be considered. Examples include young people, new staff members and new or expectant mothers.

3 – Evaluate the danger, considering the likelihood of accidents. Also, identify and evaluate existing controls that are in place to reduce risks.

4 – Record findings on a suitable form.

5 – Review the assessment on a regular basis or when things change. This could be when new equipment is installed, processes change or accidents occur.

Risk Safety Services

If you are looking for assistance with risk assessments, you have two main options.

1 – Risk Safety Services can carry out your risk assessments on your behalf so the process is simplified.

2 – We can support you through the process. We provide the appropriate forms and train the employees who will be carrying out the analyses. We will also comment on completed assessments so you have complete peace of mind.

Contact us today for your FREE consultation with our team of experts. If you have any questions, need some advice, or if you need to arrange a consultation we would love to talk to you. Feel free to contact us by phone at 0843 523 0410 or via our website.

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