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A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace – the ones with the potential to cause real harm.
In many instances, straightforward measures can readily control risks, for example ensuring spillages are cleaned up promptly so people do not slip, or cupboard
drawers are kept closed to ensure people do not trip. For most, that means simple, cheap and effective measures to ensure your most valuable asset , your workforce, is protected.
The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’.
A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. Workers and others have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures.
Accidents and ill health can ruin lives and affect your business too if output is lost, machinery is damaged, insurance costs increase or you have to go to court. You are legally required to assess the risks in your workplace so that you put in place a plan to control the risks.
With our considerable and wide-ranging experience of health and safety and related issues, Underground Studios is ideally placed to offer advice to clients to enable them to manage the health and safety hazards and risks associated with every aspect of their business.
Our skills include:
Writing of policy documents
Risk assessment preparation and assistance with method statements
Residual hazard assessments
Our expert Colm Byrne is available to call to your premises to discuss your health and safety policies in detail. To make an appointment with Colm, please contact Karen at 086 2280652 and she will arrange an appointment for you. You can read up on Colms qualifications by clicking here