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Here's what you and your health and safety committee must discuss after a risk assessment

by , 28 July 2014
A risk assessment is only the first step in your risk management plan. The next step is dealing with the risks you spotted. But you can't only do this once.

Because the safety precautions you put in place don't just affect you, you must discuss them with your health and safety committee.

When it comes time to discuss how to deal with risks, here's what you and your health and safety committee must discuss...

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You must discuss how to remove risks with your health and safety committee

 
Before you can put safety precautions in place, you need the buy in of all your managers. This is why you must discuss them with your health and safety committee, which your managers are part of. 
 
They have to agree on any safety measures you want to use because they'll affect them too.
 
To keep everyone on the same page, discuss these seven things...
 

Discuss these seven things with your health and safety committee after your risk assessment

 
To help you and your health and safety committee come to an agreement about how to proceed with risk management, discuss:
 
1. The type of risk. For example, is it a fire risk or a chemical environmental risk?
 
2. The risk level. Is it a minor risk that could cause an accident without injuries or a major risk that'll cause a fatal workplace accident?
 
3. What's the cause of the risk? Is it because of an old piece of machinery? Or is it because of your employee?
 
4. Are there any other factors that influence it? For example, a falling risk could be worse on a very windy day.
 
5. Who will this risk affect if it causes an accident? Will it just cause an accident that affects one person or will it affect the whole company?
 
6. How can you prevent this risk? What safety precautions will help remove or limit the risk?
 
7. When are you going to implement these safety measures and train your employees on them?
 
If you discuss these points with your health and safety committee, you'll be able to come to an agreement to deal with these risks effectively.
 
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