Stair Consultancy

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Site Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is nothing more than a careful examination of what, in your work or activities, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. The aim is to make sure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill. Accidents and ill health can ruin lives, and affect your business too. You are legally required to assess the risks in your business.

The important things you need to decide are whether a hazard is significant, and whether you have it covered by satisfactory precautions so that the risk is small.

Duty of Care

As an employer or duty holder you are legally obliged under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to carry out a risk assessment of the significant risks in your workplace or business. Where there are five or more employees a record should be kept.

Steps to a Risk Assessment

  • identify hazards or consequences
  • identify those at risk
  • evaluate the risk
  • eliminate or minimise the risk by introducing control measures
  • monitor control measures
  • review control measures

Some of the things we include:

  • Manual handling
  • Access and egress routes
  • Working at height
  • External areas
  • Safe use of chemicals
  • Slip, trips and falls
  • Electrical safety
  • Lone working
  • Security

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