Health & safety risk assessments
All employers and self-employed persons must ensure that health and safety risk assessments are undertaken in respect of their work undertakings.
Risk assessments should be undertaken by competent persons who possess:
adequate technical knowledge about the process or operation being assessed
awareness of and ability to interpret relevant regulations
awareness of and ability to interpret relevant codes of practice, HSE guidance documents, etc
awareness of and ability to interpret industry best practice.
Where there are five or more employees, the employer must retain a written record of the risk assessment.
Risk assessments must be reviewed periodically (e.g. annually) or at such time as there are significant changes to the work undertaking.
Professional help is locally available from Safety Cornwall Ltd. We are able to undertake your risk assessments and provide you with reliable and practical advice on complying with health and safety legal requirements.