Risk Assessments Documents

What is a Risk Assessment?

When we ask ourselves, what is a risk assessment, we find that it's all in the name. It's a health and safety document that not only looks at specific risks but also looks at control measures to reduce the likelihood of an injury occurring. The document should be concise and easy for anyone carrying out a relevant task to understand. Before creating this kind of health and safety document its worth asking, what is a risk? The answer to this is linked into the task that is to be carried out, so what is a risk for a painter may not be a risk for an office worker.

These health and safety documents are created as an important step in protecting workers, the general public, people in your care as well as your business, and complying with the law. They are an essential health and safety requirement for most organisations, including businesses, charities, schools and organised events.

Sometimes it's easy to see health and safety documents as a necessary evil. Something that creates you work and you have to do because principal contractors are asking for it. Let's face it, most companies have trained staff who know what they're doing and the risks involved, so why would they need a piece of paper telling them what they already know? This question is answered below.

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To show you what a risk assessment is, let's look at the following example that covers some of the risks from using low access equipment. In this case, it's a hop-up with a working height of 500mm. The potential hazard or risk in this situation is falling from a height. The people at risk are the people using the access equipment and risk of injuries include both minor and major injuries. Actions already in place to reduce the likelihood of an injury occurring include: • Hop ups inspected prior to use, fit for purpose, with a maximum working height of 500mm. • Ensure hop up legs are securely locked in place prior to use. • Ensure the ground base for the hop ups is firm and level. • Avoid overreaching when working and storing tools or materials on the hop up. • Painted hop ups are not to be used. And finally, Further action required states that a manager is to conduct a toolbox talk on working at heights prior to work commencing. This is what a risk assessment is and what they are for.?

A risk assessment isn't a health and safety document that lists the risks involved in doing a job. It's a document that identifies potential situations or working practices that could cause harm and tries to find ways to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of an incident happening or reduce the severity of injury if the risk can't be eliminated. This is what a risk assessment is for.

When we ask ourselves, what is a risk assessment, we find that it's all in the name. It's a health and safety document that not only looks at specific risks but also looks at control measures to reduce the likelihood of an injury occurring. The document should be concise and easy for anyone carrying out a relevant task to understand. Before creating this kind of health and safety document its worth asking, what is a risk? The answer to this is linked into the task that is to be carried out, so what is a risk for a painter may not be a risk for an office worker.

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