Health & Safety Risk Assessments

Health & Safety Risk Assessments

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Regulations borne out of this legislation require ALL employers to carry out meaningful risk assessments of both the workplace and certain work-based activities. For example:

  • Manual Handling.
  • Display Screen Equipment.
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment.
  • Asbestos.
  • Fire.
  • Hazardous Substances.
  • And many more…

The aim being to identify significant hazards, to implement any necessary control measures and (where 5 or more are employed), to record the findings.

The risk assessments are the foundation stone of every good health and safety system; the assessment must be thorough, detailed and accurate for it to have any value whatsoever.

At Lawes Marsh Limited, our Consultants have a high degree of expertise and experience in both carrying out risk assessments and reviewing/auditing existing arrangements. We also have extensive experience in the enforcement of Workplace Regulations, so we know what inspectors will look for and expect to find.