- Three reasons why it's so important to do a sanitation risk assessment
- If your employees work in filthy conditions, they're going to pick up all kinds of diseases. They could get stomach viruses, breathing problems, intestinal infections. All of these come from the kind of bacteria that live and breed in damp, dirty, unhygienic places.
When your employees get sick, it means lost productivity. You must also deal with COID if your employee is incapacitated for more ... ››› more
- [10 March 2017]
- If you don't listen to your health and safety representative, your risk assessment is doomed to fail
- As the boss, you know what's best for your company. No one else can make the important decisions about money, products and investment.
But when it comes to health and safety, you might need some help. The fact that you sit in your office and don't see what your employees do means you don't know what'll protect them best.
This is why you need to involve your health and safety representative.... ››› more
- [09 March 2017]
- Prepare the perfect health and safety risk management internal audit in just eight easy steps
- What do you have to do when planning and preparing the health and safety risk management internal audit?
Simply follow these eight steps and you'll have the perfect plan...
These are the eight things you must do to plan and prepare for your internal safety audit!
1. Ask yourself what do you need from a standard audit procedure, this is important since it outlines the set of rules your comp... ››› more
- [17 March 2015]
- To have a risk management plan is to be smart about your company
- Do you have a clear definition of risk assessment? Moreover, does your company value the real implication of a risk management plan?
Every aspect in the field of risk assessment demands high attention levels and maintenance. Thus, HIRA never stops improving. It is an ongoing process which involves both the company and its employees.
Not treating¬†a risk assessment plan as carefully as needed¬... ››› more
- [24 February 2015]
- Don't let these six common problems stand in your way of a legally compliant risk assessment
- A risk assessment forms the base of any health and safety programme. But did you know there are six common problems businesses face that render them non-compliant?
If you face these problems, they could be the undoing of your whole health and safety programme. They could even land you in more trouble with the DoL than if you didn't do a risk assessment in the first place.
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- [03 February 2015]
- Doing a risk assessment will be much easier if you just do THIS first
- Risk assessments can feel like time consuming missions sometimes. They can take hours, even days, to do and often you don't even know if your assessment was successful.
This is a problem thousands of employers have.
But there's good news. You can reduce the hassle and make your risk assessment much easier if you just do this one thing.
It'll speed up the time it takes, make it more effe... ››› more
- [28 August 2014]
- Here's what you and your health and safety committee must discuss after a risk assessment
- 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 committ... ››› more
- [28 July 2014]
- For effective risk management take these two steps
- Health and safety isn't just a one-stop process. You can't just fix everything in one go and that applies to risk management too.
If you want to manage risks, you have to follow the full process and you need to do it every six months.
What's this process you ask? It's actually a simple two step process that you can do very easily. But ensure you do both of these steps properly or your risk... ››› more
- [25 July 2014]
- Do you know what to do after you've done your risk assessment?
- So you've got your risk register and your health and safety representative by your side. You're ready to observe your employees at work to identify risks.
You've spent weeks preparing and planning to do this. But what's the next step after that?
Doing a perfect risk assessment doesn't help you if you don't know what to do once you're finished. The assessment, after all, is only the first st... ››› more
- [25 July 2014]
- Have you marked your next risk assessment on your calendar?
- Health and safety doesn't stop! It's an ongoing process because new risks always crop up.
That's why you need to do risk assessments repeatedly. So if you haven't marked your next risk assessment on your calendar, here's when it should be...
A once-off risk assessment won't protect your employees
Many employers think that one risk assessment every few years is enough. If you're o... ››› more
- [25 July 2014]