Do I need it?
Under health and safety law, as an employer you are responsible for complying with all health and safety legislation (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Regulation 3). Currently you are not required by law to eliminate all risk, but you have to ensure that you protect people as far as is ‘reasonably practical’.
The question is, are you fully aware of all the risks that could affect your business, and also of the consequences of any incident or accident?
With the complexity of new legislation it is becoming more difficult to keep up with the all the changes that you need to consider. By implementing a wide-ranging health and safety risk management programme you will show that you have taken all reasonable steps to reduce the likelihood of accidents and incidents.
At CCI we have, with specialist partners the expertise to deliver a comprehensive risk management assessment, whatever the type and size of your business.
What is it?
Essentially, Health and Safety Risk Management will enable you to meet your legal requirements and ensure that your business is a safe and healthy working environment.
The first step is to carry out a thorough health and safety assessment. This will identify any potential weaknesses within your working environment and will determine the level of risk to which your business is currently exposed.
The examination will cover issues such as: your health and safety policy, COSHH requirements, fire risks, noise measurement, staff health checks, alarm systems, emergency lighting, and other areas which may expose you to significant risk.
The assessment will provide you with a clear analysis of your workplace so that you can:
- Identify hazards
- Decide who may be exposed to harm
- Evaluate all the risks and decide on sensible precautions
- Record the findings and implement them
The value of carrying out the assessment is that it will help to prevent accidents and ill health to you, your workers and members of the public.
CCI and their specialist partners have a wealth of experience in carrying out Health and Safety Risk assessments. We understand that every business has different requirements, so we will create a tailored solution that matches your situation.
There are many sources from which you can obtain information in relation to Health & Safety, such as:
HSE – Health and Safety Executive
RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
NICEIC – National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
RIMS – Risk and Insurance Management Society
AVIVA Risk Management Solutions
Foreign & Commonwealth Office – (Travel Advice)
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with Health and Safety Risk Management please contact a member of our team for an informal, friendly discussion.