You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment.
Once you have identified the risks, you need to decide how to control them and put the appropriate measures in place.
A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. The law does not expect you to remove all risks, but to protect people by putting in place measures to control those risks. You are probably already taking steps to protect your employees, but your risk assessment will tell you whether you should be doing more.
Abc can work along with you and your employees to get the best solutions for your needs.
Consult your employees
You have to consult all your employees on health and safety. This does not need to be complicated. You can do this by listening and talking to them about:
- health and safety and the work they do;
- how risks are controlled;
- the best ways of providing information and training.
Consultation is a two-way process, allowing staff to raise concerns and influence decisions on the management of health and safety. Your employees are often the best people to understand risks in the workplace and involving them in making decisions shows them that you take their health and safety seriously.
We offer a service to offer the necessary format for your consultation needs
We design our risk assessment packages to empower your workforce to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments.
The package includes all required documentation and hands-on support in compiling your risk assessment.