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Health and Safety Risk Assessments

General Risk Assessment:

a health and safety professional conducting a risk assessment of a site using auditing equipmentIt is a legal requirement for every employer or self-employed person to make an assessment of the significant health and safety risks arising from their work. The purpose of the assessment is to identify what needs to be done to control risks so far as is reasonably practicable.

Risks, which are significant, are those that are not trivial in nature and are capable of creating a real risk to health and safety which any reasonable person would appreciate and would take steps to guard against.

The HSE promote a five step approach to health and risk assessments
  • Identify the hazards
  • Decide who may be harmed and how
  • Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
  • Record your findings and implement them
  • Review your assessment and update if necessary

RSC safety professionals have a detailed knowledge of the risk assessment process and can assist companies in completing their health and safety risk assessments.

They have a wide and varied experience in different types of business allowing them to bring that knowledge and experience to the process.

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Equipment and Plant Specific Health and Safety Risk Assessment:

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 require that specific risk assessments are completed for plant and equipment. The Regulations require risks to people’s health and safety, from equipment they use at work, to be prevented or controlled so far as is reasonably practicable. In addition to the requirements of PUWER, lifting equipment is also subject to the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.

At RSC we have advisors with an electrical, mechanical and construction background, making them ideal to assist your company with producing or developing your equipment and plant risk assessments.

For further examples of the types of organisations and businesses we have worked with, please visit our industries served page.


Fire Risk Assessment / COSHH Risk Assessment

RSC Safety Professionals also offer fire and COSHH risk assessments, to find out more about our health and safety services click on one of the links below:

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