Risk Assessments

It is a legal requirement for organisations with 5 or more staff to carry out documented health and safety risk assessments of all of their significant hazards.
The Health & Safety Executive guidance advocates a 5 step approach to risk assessments:

  1. Identify the hazards present (a hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm e.g. slippery floors, electrical equipment, lifting heavy objects, stress, machinery, fire etc.).

  2. Identify the people at risk from the hazards e.g. employees, contractors, visitors etc. Particularly vulnerable employees should also be considered e.g. young people and new/expectant mothers.

  3. Evaluate the risk, taking into account the likelihood and severity of any accidents. Existing controls in place should be identified and evaluated.

  4. Record the findings on a suitable form.

  5. Review the risk assessment regularly.

AM Safety Specialists Ltd can assist with any risk assessment, and there are two options available for companies looking for assistance:

  • AM Safety Specialists Ltd can carry out your risk assessments for you;

  • AM Safety Specialists Ltd can support you through the risk assessment process
    by providing appropriate forms, training staff who will carry out risk assessments
    and commenting on completed assessments

Health & Safety Documentation

AM Safety Specialists Ltd can create documentation tailored to your organisation, we specialise but are not limited to the following:

  • Health and Safety Policy

  • Workplace Procedures Manual

  • Risk Assessments

  • Method Statements

  • CoSHH Assessments

  • Noise Assessments

  • HAVS Assessments

  • DSE Assessments

  • Manual Handling Assessments

  • Working at Heights Assessments

Contact AM Safety Specialists Ltd for further details

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