What is a risk assessment?
A risk assessment is a process of identifying, measuring and evaluating risk for individuals, organisations, assets and the environment as a result of a particular activity, role or undertaking.
The goal of a risk assessment is to understand the potential risks, measure what you are doing to prevent that risk, and decide whether you need to do more. You’ll look at what controls you have in place to prevent risk and measure whether they are appropriate and sensible, and whether you might need to employ further controls to fully protect your staff and organisation.
Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all employers and self employed people. As the Health and Safety Executive notes: “It is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to make an assessment of the health and safety risks arising out of their work.”
If you have five or more employees, it is also a legal requirement to record your risk assessments for future appraisal and so they can be consulted in the event of an incident.
How Safepoint can help
We care about lone worker safety, and have developed our lone working safety solution to safeguard staff wherever they are. We understand that writing risk assessments and health and safety policies can be daunting, and you might not know where to start. That’s where we come in!
We’ve made a risk assessment builder, which you can fill out below. In this easy to follow, step-by-step form, you can put together your risk assessment in minutes. We’ll send you a PDF of the completed risk assessment which you can print out and use right away! No purchase or sign-up necessary, we just want to help you be more effective in protecting your lone staff.
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