You must identify health-related risks in your company. To help you comply with legislation, create an Occupational Health Risk Profile.
According to Louise Harty of Risk Assessment: The 100% legally compliant risk assessment toolkit, the results of creating a Health Risk Profile will be:
This way, you preserve the most valuable asset of every company – your workforce.
So what exactly is an Occupational Health Risk Profile?
The Health Risk Profile is compiled from information gained from a health hazard identification and assessment done on all tasks and departments on site.
You'll assess each department on site; look at each activity occurring in the area and the environmental stressors present; and take into consideration all related information.
Just make sure you spend sufficient time in each area to ensure complete identification of all hazards and related risks.
You must involve these five people when you compile your company's Occupational Health Risk Profile
The Occupational Health Practitioner, company Medical Officer and Safety Officer will be the primary role players in this process.
Other people you must involve are:
Remember, for your risk profiles to be effective you need effective communication and cooperation between your management team, training department, human resources department and SHE department.
So make sure you involve the above mentioned people when compiling your Occupational Health Risk Profile.
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