Loading And Unloading Risk Assessment

By law, every employer should make sure that their workers are safe while carrying out loading and unloading operations.

We can provide you with leading health and safety experts who can conduct a loading and unloading risk assessment to ensure your business is fully compliant with UK law.

Following the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, and the Health and Safety at Work etc Act, 1974, all employers have a legal duty to ensure a loading and unloading risk assessment has been conducted.

The employer or self-employed person is responsible for ensuring an adequate loading and unloading risk assessment has been conducted. In the event that a suitable loading and unloading risk assessment has not been completed, the employer or self-employed person will be held accountable. Failure to abide by HSE regulations can lead to prosecution. Therefore, it is essential that your business completes a loading and unloading risk assessment now.

Completing a loading and unloading risk assessment for your business

Government guidance stipulates key questions that must be asked in a loading and unloading risk assessment. These are:

  • Where will the loading and unloading take place and is there enough space for it to take place safely?
  • Who should be in the loading/unloading area and who shouldn’t?
  • Is the vehicle loading platform the same height as the loading bay platform?
  • What is visibility like?
  • Could people fall from the platforms or bays?
  • Have the people using the loading bay been trained to do so in a safe and correct manner?

In order to ensure an adequate loading and unloading risk assessment has been conducted which considers all of the required questions, a competent person must complete the assessment. A competent person must have the necessary skills and experience of completing loading and unloading risk assessments.

We can provide you with a comprehensive loading and unloading risk assessment, ensuring your business is fully compliant with the relevant health and safety laws.

Our NEBOSH-accredited consultants have experience of working with a range of businesses, across the country, to ensure they are fully compliant with UK law. Our professional services ensure our clients have complete peace of mind when it comes to health and safety in the workplace.

For more information and advice, call us today to speak to our friendly customer care team. We are happy to answer any queries that you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote for our services. So call us today on 0800 211 8331.

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