Since 1992 employers have been required by virtue of the Management of Health and Safety at Work
Regulations to undertake risk assessments of the activities conducted within their business.
There is a range of legislation which now requires risk assessment, from risk assessments for your
overall undertaking, including activities, to Display Screen Equipment use, manual handling, fire and the use of chemicals.
The Health and Safety Executive provide some very good
guidance on the risk assessment process in their publication 5 Steps to Risk Assessment, recently updated.
The risk assessment process need not be difficult, taking
a practical, common sense and logical approach will help to arrive a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, which allows
your business to function effectively.
Let Charlton Ross help you make sense of health, safety and fire.