Take this quick quiz to find out if you can handle the DoL hot seat
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Which risk assessments have to be checked by an approved inspector every two years?
Is it absolutely necessary for your company to appoint and train someone as a risk assessor?
When was the last time you did a risk assessment? (Is that too long ago?)
Have you checked and double checked the less obvious health hazards?
If you can't answer even one of these questions you're not only putting your employees' lives at risk; you're also putting yourself in danger of massive fines from the DoL.
Don't wait until it's too late.
Learn how to do your risk assessments correctly here.
Want to easily find out if your employees are safe at work? Do this risk assessment to protect them from any risks they face
You must conduct a continuous risk assessment.
A continuous risk assessment is an informal risk assessment you do on an ongoing basis in your workplace, says Risk Assessment: The 100% legally compliant risk assessment toolkit.
During this assessment you (supervisor) watch your employees as they do their work. After your observations, you assess the risks that are present when your employees do their work.
If the risks are too high, you can then stop your employees from doing the work and quickly find a way to remove the danger. This way, your employees don't get hurt.
A continuous risk assessment is an important part of day-to-day management
You can take a few minutes from your day, every day to watch your employees as they work. There's no better way to spot risks and quickly prevent them.
advises that your company mustn't only strive for continual improvement when it comes to productivity, quality and profit. It must also strive for it when it comes to health and safety.
To do this well, always remember to have the cycle of Planning > Implementation > Evaluation > Review, in place.
This means, even though your continuous risk assessment is an information process, you must always:
Plan how you'll do it;
Implement the risk controls after you identify risks;
Check if your control measures are working; and
Review your health and safety management system as a whole so you can improve it.
Remember, 'leaving the safety and health of your employees to chance isn't only poor business management, it's also illegal,' warns labournet.com.
It could get you penalties from the DoL and a jail term.
So make sure you conduct a continuous assessment to easily find out if your employees are safe when they work. This way, you can protect them from any risks that come their way.
PS: To find out about how to conduct a continuous risk assessment. And discover three other risk assessments you can do in your workplace, check out Risk Assessment: The 100% legally compliant risk assessment toolkit.