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Risk Assessment for Businesses

The Health and Safety Executive, as well as producing guidance for low and high-risk businesses, has a suite of example risk assessments suitable for general and specific business types.

They are designed to assist small and medium-sized businesses in retail, motor, construction and entertainment, as well as specific entities such as flat-management companies. These are designed to help get businesses thinking about their risk assessment and what they need to do.

The example risk assesment for a flat-management company on the maintenance of flats provides a scenario and highlights the hazards the business faces before looking at what is being done already and any further action that is required. It uses the approach above and is set out under the following headings:

  • What are the hazards?
  • Who might be harmed and how?
  • What are you already doing?
  • What further action is necessary?
  • Action by whom?
  • Action by when?
  • Complete.

To find out more visit the HSE website.

For further information on health and safety in the workplace, please contact Tracy Jenkins on 023 8046 1202.

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