Risk Assessment Services From The ELAS Group
A risk assessment is a tool used by businesses to protect the health and safety of their employees for a variety of tasks. Chances are, you’ve probably completed one yourself at some point. However, did you know that a risk assessment is legally required for many workplace tasks in a range of industries. Not only that, but many risk assessments must be completed by a competently trained individual for that task. In fact, they can be much more confusing than they first appear. Failure to complete them can result in hefty fines or worse, so what are your options to ensure you’re completing them in a legally compliant manner?
That’s where we can help you! With our risk assessment services, we’ll create bespoke assessments to your exact requirements and even conduct them for you! We can also provide you with “fit for purpose” template assessments that will ensure you meet your legal requirements.
What Are They And Why Are They So Important?
Let’s start with the obvious. A risk assessment is a tool businesses use to identify potential workplace hazards. Once the hazard has been identified, you then take actions to reduce the risk it poses or remove it from the workplace entirely. Once you’ve completed the risk assessment it may also highlight other issues within the business. These can include the need for
extra training, changes to internal policies and procedures and much more.
Risk assessments are legally required in any business with five or more staff. This makes them an important tool to ensure your staff remain safe within your workplace at all times. The also serve a few different purposes which are:
identifying the hazards present in your workplace. evaluating the control measures you currently have in place. implementing additional control measures where appropriate. helping you identify areas that need prioritizing to achieve all of the above.
Not having these in place can be a costly lesson for businesses to learn. You could not only face financial penalties, but also lose time from retraining and repairing damaged equipment. Failing to have the correct risk assessments in place could also severely damage your reputation costing you lucrative contracts and more. That’s why our risk assessment services provide such a popular and affordable option for our clients. At the ELAS Group, we take the pain out of the process and ensure you meet your legal obligations.
It’s Your Responsibility To Get Them Done
As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure your risk assessments get completed. This can be by a competent individual on your staff or a third party such as ourselves. However, anyone who completes them for you must have the correct knowledge, skills and experience. If they don’t you leave your business open to big problems further down the line.
According to the
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 you must take reasonable steps ‘for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.’ This means that even if you delegate the tasks to a third party, it is still your responsibility to ensure they get done. That’s why it’s so important that if you get a third party involved, they’re reliable and trustworthy. Which is exactly what our reputation has been built on!
After the assessment’s been done, you’ll then need to address any highlighted hazards. Our team will help and advise you through this process. WHy not discuss your risk assessment requirements with one of our team today? Call 08450 50 40 60 or complete the contact form and we’ll be in touch ASAP!