Management Of Health & Safety
Management Of Health & Safety
Completing a risk assessment to eliminate or reduce risks is a legal obligation for all UK employers or self-employed persons. We can provide you with the specialist risk assessment services to ensure you are fully compliant with UK law.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a legal duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees arising from work activities.Following this, employers with five or more employees must record the findings of a risk assessment. All employers must comply with the requirements set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which main requirement is to complete a risk assessment.
Every employer or self-employed person who is responsible for employing people undertaking work has a legal obligation to ensure that a risk assessment is completed. In each of these cases, the employer responsible must comply with UK law to ensure the health and safety of the workplace and its employees, including taking measures to ensure that employees have adequate training and information and appropriate arrangements for emergencies. In the event that an employer fails to comply with the above and carry out the required risk assessments, the employer will be held accountable. Failing to conduct a risk assessment can result in a fee for intervention where the employer will be made to cover the costs of inspection, investigation and enforcement action.HSE have the right to close a business while health and safety amendments are made and punishments for failing to conduct a risk assessment if accidents occur can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines or even jail terms. To avoid this, you must undertake a risk assessment for your business.
Completing a risk assessment for your business
Government guidance outlines key principles of prevention which employers must follow in accordance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999:
- Identifying and evaluating risks within the workplace and outside if employers will be participating in work outside of the usual premises
- Avoiding risks and combating the risks at source
- Adapting the work to the individual in regard to design of workplace, equipment, alleviating monotonous work and reducing their effect on health
- Developing a prevention policy which covers technology, work conditions, social relations and other factors influencing the working environment
- Giving appropriate instructions and training to employees.
In order to ensure that risk assessments are completed to an adequate level, a specialist is required. Someone with no experience, qualifications or expert knowledge can not carry out a risk assessment to government standards.
We can provide you with specialist consultancy services to ensure an extensive risk assessment for your business which will comply with current UK laws and HSE guidance.
Our NEBOSH-accredited specialists work effectively and will ensure minimal disruption to your business while carrying out a risk assessment. With ISO certification they have the expertise to identify and implement measures to comply with risk assessment guidelines. Our specialist teams provide thorough and relevant risk assessments to ensure all of our clients are in compliance with relevant health and safety regulations.
We have accredited services which will help your business reduce real risks.
To arrange a risk assessment or for more advice on the requirements for a risk assessment, call our helpful customer care team today. We aim for customer satisfaction and will give you all the answers you need. We can also offer you a free quote for our services so call us now on 0800 211 8331