Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that employers and those who control workplaces to any extent must identify the hazards in the workplaces under their control and assess the risks to safety and health at work presented by these hazards.
- Identification and assessment of on-site hazards
- Identifying steps to take to reduce risks
- Implement control measures
- Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.
Advantages of our Risk Assessment Service:
- Financial reasons: There is considerable evidence, borne out by companies’ practical experiences, that effective safety and health management in the workplace contributes to business success. Accidents and ill-health inflict significant costs, often hidden and underestimated.
- Legal reasons: Carrying out a risk assessment, preparing a safety statement and implementing what you have written down are not only central to any safety and health management system, they are required by law.
- Moral and ethical reasons: The process of carrying out a risk assessment, preparing a safety statement and implementing what you have written down will help employers prevent injuries and ill-health at work. Employers are ethically bound to do all they can to ensure that their employees do not suffer illness, a serious accident or death.
If you would like to discuss your workplace’s risk assessment needs or would like more information, you can speak to one of our consultants today.