Health & Safety: Carrying Out Risk Assessments

There are stories in the press almost every-day regarding an accident in the workplace - usually because the company in question simply did not assess the risks adequately.

A slip-up like this could end-up costing a company thousands of pounds through damages claimed - not a cost that many of us can afford to be faced with, especially when running a business.

But it shouldn't all be about cost - people are at stake when it comes to health and safety. As a business, you have a duty of care to ensure that people who work for you and visitors to your place of work are safe.

This is why carrying out and acting on the findings from risk assessments is so important. But many business owners are not always sure where to start - which is why we have come up with this quick checklist to help:

 

Essentially it's important to make sure your risk assessment stays up-to-date - it can be easy to forget to review it. However, the last thing you want is something to go wrong as this could not only impact the people who are affected but can also impact your business and its reputation.

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