Safety Management

RiskThe Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 compels employers to consider the hazards within the workplace and the risk emanating from those hazards. The onus is also on the employer to manage the health and safety risks in their workplace. To do this employers need to think about what, in their business, might cause harm to people (both employees and others) and decide whether they are doing enough to prevent that harm.

This is known as a risk assessment. Once employers have identified the risks, they need to decide how to control them and put the appropriate measures in place to eliminate or reduce these to an acceptable level.

A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. The law does not expect you to remove all risks, but to protect people by putting in place measures to control those risks. You are probably already taking steps to protect your employees, but your risk assessment will tell you whether you should be doing more.

First-Aide Safety, Health and Training Consultants are competent people under section 2(a) of the above act, seeĀ Competent Person for definition of competency as per the act.

Our people, who are chartered members of IOSH, the recognised standard within occupational safety and health, are experienced in conducting hazard identification, risk assessment and compiling safety statements as required under section 20 of the 2005 act.hsa