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Six things your company's risk assessment must achieve

by , 27 March 2014
Conducting a risk assessment is a legal requirement. That's why it's important that when you conduct one, you have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve. Not only will this ensure you're in line with safety laws, but it'll also strengthen your risk management efforts. Read on to find out the six things you must achieve when carrying out a risk assessment.

What's risk assessment?

Experts at the Health & Safety Club explain that a risk assessment is a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people. They say the purpose of this assessment is to help you weigh up whether you have enough precautions or whether you should do more.

A proper risk assessment will help you achieve the following…


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It's a legal requirement. You must identify hazards and assess risks in your company

Do you know how to compile a risk assessment?
 

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Your company's risk assessment must achieve these six things

The European Agency for Health & Safety at Work says you must structure and apply your company's risk assessment to help you achieve the following:

#1: Identify the hazards created at work and evaluate the risks associated with these hazards. This will, in turn, help determine what measures you should take to protect the health and safety of your employees.

#2: Evaluate the risks in order to make the best informed decisions when it comes to things like work equipment, chemical substances or preparations used and the organisation of work.

#3: Check whether the measures in place are adequate.

#4: Prioritise action if further measures are found to be necessary as a result of the assessment.

#5: Demonstrate to yourself, the competent authorities, workers and their representatives that all factors pertinent to the work have been considered and that an informed valid judgment has been made about the risks and the measures necessary to safeguard health and safety.

#6: Ensure that the preventive measures and the working and production methods, which are considered to be necessary and implemented following a risk assessment, provide an improvement in the level of worker protection.

If you carry out your company's risk assessment with the aim of achieving these six things, you can rest assured knowing that your risk management efforts will be effective.



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