Workplace Risk Assessment Support

At Citation, we provide thorough workplace risk assessment support to employers. It’s a legal requirement to carry out workplace risk assessments in the UK. If you don’t, you could face serious legal or financial consequences and you’ll put your visitors and employees’ health and safety at risk. 

The management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states that employers must identify any hazards and levels of risk to the health and safety of their employees while they’re at work. But how do you get started with this process?

Our team can help you implement compliant, thorough risk assessment procedures within your business. We’ve helped businesses in many major sectors gain a better understanding of risk assessment rules and regulations. This includes everything from education to construction

This means that we can provide high-quality health and safety support that is tailored to your business.

What is a health and safety risk assessment?

The term risk assessment refers to the process of identifying hazards, evaluating risks to employees and others within your care, and controlling or eliminating those hazards during daily tasks and activities.

This also involves applying control measures to make sure your people and any visitors to your site and workplace are safe. Ultimately, you have to evaluate what might cause harm to people and take reasonable steps to prevent that harm.

If you employ five people or more, you must keep a written record of all of your risk assessments. If you don’t? You could face a fine or even prosecution.

We provide workplace risk assessment support 

Here at Citation, we’re the health and safety experts. We have over 25 years of experience helping businesses with workplace risk assessments, health and safety policies, SMAS and more.

When you work with Citation, you’ll get personalised risk assessment support from a dedicated member of our health and safety team. We also employ highly qualified H&S consultants, so you receive the most accurate advice, 100% of the time. 

Internal incidents

If there’s an incident in your business, your competent person should look at how it happened and see if there are any gaps that need filling in your risk management program.

External incidents

If an incident happens outside of your organisation, you can use that as an opportunity to audit your current processes.

Process change

If you’ve evaluated your processes and decided something needs to change, it’s important to risk assess any new processes you put in their place.

New equipment

When you have new equipment, make sure you understand the potential hazards and risks of using it.

New employees

If you’ve got a new employee taking over a process or activity, it's best practice to perform hazard identification before they begin.

New environment

Office move? An employee working from height? If the environment of an activity changes.

Getting Risk Assessments right

Our services 

Whilst you’re ultimately responsible for signing off your risk assessments, we can assist you in drafting them, suggesting practical solutions to hazards that you may not have thought of. Our Atlas software tool makes the entire process hassle-free. When you partner with Citation, our risk assessment service provides you with complete support from qualified experts.

We also provide assistance with:

You’ll also receive instant access to Atlas, our online platform. This will give you the ideal introduction, with access to detailed risk assessment templates and digital storage, distribution and email reminders for review.

Why choose Citation?

We’ll give you all of the tools and support you require to create risk assessments that your business can rely on.

Access to a bank of over 1,000 risk assessment templates 

All of our templates are created by our experts and can be customised for your business.

24/7 access to our health and safety advice line 

Our phone lines are run by a team of health and safety and risk assessment experts who can give you all the help you need.

Reliable legal information

Our experts will provide in-depth information about your legal responsibilities and the consequences of getting them wrong.

If you want to discuss how we can help you save time, simplify your day-to-day and have the peace of mind you’re fully compliant, get in touch with our health and safety consultants today.

Workplace Risk Assessments FAQs

How often should I do a risk assessment?

According to HSE, risk assessments should be carried out every time new processes, machines or substances are introduced. Assessments should also be reviewed at least once a year.

If no new processes are introduced, then it is recommended that risk assessments are reviewed annually.

These include:

Internal incidents

If there’s an incident in your business, your competent adviser should look at how it happened and see if there are any gaps that need filling in your risk management program.

External incidents

If an incident happens outside of your organisation, you can use that as an opportunity to audit your current processes.

Process change

If you’ve evaluated your processes and decided something needs to change, it’s important to risk assess any new processes you put in their place.

New equipment

When you have new equipment, make sure you understand the potential hazards and risks of using it.

New employees

If you’ve got a new employee taking over a process or activity, it's best practice to perform hazard identification before they begin.

New environment

Office move? An employee working from height? A risk assessment is essential if the environment of business activities change.

Who is responsible for completing a workplace risk assessment?

Your competent person is responsible for completing your workplace risk assessments. This is someone who has had the appropriate health and safety training and has the skills and expertise to conduct the process effectively.

What are the different types of risk assessment?

There are many types of risk assessment. This includes:

  • Manual handling risk assessments
  • Fire risk assessments
  • COSHH risk assessments
  • Display screen risk assessments
  • Workplace risk assessments
  • School trip risk assessments

Our team can provide guidance on the right option for your business. Get in touch today for assistance.

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