Risk Assessments

You must carry out, monitor and review regular risk assessments under health and safety law whatever your business or business size.  A properly conducted risk assessment helps minimise the possibility of your work activities harming those who work in, or visit your organisation.

The principles of risk assessment have become the cornerstone of health and safety management, and when undertaken the results are incorporated into your action plan allowing you to risk manage the health and safety of your work activities and employees.

Carrying out risk assessments yourself takes up your time and some areas will require specialist knowledge. You may have doubts that the exercise is really complete and complying with the regulations. We provide the competent approach required for risk assessments.

Health and safety regulations require risk assessments
in the following areas:

  • General risk assessment
    Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3)

  • Fire Risk Assessment
    Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3)
    Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

  • Risk assessments for:
    Display Screen Equipment (VDU’s) & Workstations
    Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

  • Risk assessment for lifting & carrying
    Manual Handling Regulations 1992

  • Risk assessment for hazardous substances
    Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002

  • Risk assessment for workplace and lifting equipment
    Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Risk assessment for lifting equipment
    Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Vibration assessments
    Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

  • Noise assessments
    Noise at Work Regulations 2005

Other regulations that may be applicable to the process are:
  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

Tim Stutt Health & Safety Services ~ 01488 72629 / 07887 791473 ~ email: tim@tstutt.plus.com