The Importance of Regular Risk Assessments
For any business owner, there is always a real emphasis put on being able to keep people safe and secure when they come to visit your business. This, typically, takes a lot of time and patience and will usually require you to do a fair amount of back and forth work to get right. The best way to keep on top of things and ensure you are delivering the kind of performance demanded with regards to keeping workers safe is to have regular risk assessments carried out. This makes a massive difference, in general, to your safety performance and your reputation within the community.
If you have more than five employees, make sure assessments are put down in writing. An inability to make this clear to your staff can have a serious list of consequences down the line, not least because it can make things difficult for everyone to manage and prepare for.
Regular risk assessments are vital for a variety of reasons. As manager you have a responsibility towards health and safety, and hold the legal responsibility to make sure everything is up to scratch, so therefore it's vital to undertake these regular assessments. The last thing you want to do is put anyone associated with your business in danger. So, the best thing you can do is to carry out these regular risk assessment examinations - they will help you spot potential problems and dangers to health.
Likewise, the environmental impact of your business simply cannot be understated and this is something that you need to control and manage moving forward. Carrying out regular risk assessments both for the way that your business could endanger people today as well as the long-term is going to be vital to making sure you can retain the kind of reputation and standards that you would have hoped to have upheld until now. The best way to do this, then, is to go through a risk management structure that establishes a clear policy that must be adhered to at all times.
Regular checks of the premises and their overall conditions and quality is absolutely pivotal to taking things forward and giving yourself the best chance at creating and maintaining a safe workplace now and for the future. It will take some time to get things right, of course, but ensuring that frequent checks are carried out both inside and outside - as well as on your staff and their own capabilities - is going to make a massive difference going forward to your chances of legitimate success.
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Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
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