Here’s what you need to conduct a risk-busting risk assessment

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 24 Jul. 2014

Tags: risk assessment, risk management plan, risk register, health and safety, workplace accidents

Your employees are the life blood of your business. Without their constant work, your company will flounder. This is why you must protect them from the risks that cause workplace accidents and injuries.

If you don’t, that life blood will land in hospital, on bed rest or, worst of all, dead.

You can’t let this happen to your employees or your business. So you have to take health and safety action. The first action you must take is a risk assessment.

To ensure your risk assessment is a risk-busting one, you need these things...

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Your risk assessment must leave no stone unturned 

When you start on the risk assessment process, it’s vital that you do it carefully and thoroughly. You can’t rush it or forget to prepare for it or you may overlook something important.
If this happens, your risk management plan will be incomplete and useless. When this happens, your employees are still in danger and, therefore, so is your company.
But if you ensure you prepare and take your time, your risk assessment will achieve its goal. On top of that, you’ll need a few things to ensure your risk assessment really does its job.

You’ll need these three things to ensure your risk assessment does its job

You’ll need a:
1. Risk assessment plan
This plan must detail what happens in each area of your workplace. It must have a list of all the jobs, tools, machines, conditions and external factors that can cause or increase risks. You must also include a guideline for how long you must spend assessing each area. Allow for extra time in case of unexpected problems.
2. Risk register
You must fill this in as you do your risk assessment with all the details of the risks you identify. Include details such as the date, risk type and level, location, cause and other factors that affect it.
3. Your health and safety representative
This is actually a “person” and not a “thing” that you’ll need during your assessment. Your health and safety rep’s input is vital and will ensure the assessment isn’t one sided.
Have these three things before you begin your risk assessment and you can be sure it’ll achieve its goals. 
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