As part of managing the health and safety of your business you must control the risks in your workplace. To do this you need to consider what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. This is known as risk assessment and it is something you are required by law to carry out.
For some risks, other regulations require particular control measures. These control measures do not have to be assessed separately but can be considered as part of, or an extension of, your overall risk assessment.
Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing will help you also consider the inclusion of visible and clear signage for visitors and external contractors. These parties would also need to understand the health and safety procedures relevant to the individual warehouse.
We can advise on adequate provision for toilets and rest areas as well as relevant legislation concerning heating, lighting and ventilation and things like avoiding slips, trips and falls and any work at height.
How to assess the risks in your workplace:
- Identify the hazards
- Decide who might be harmed and how
- Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
- Record your significant findings
- Review your assessment and update if necessary
Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing can help you and your team develop risk assessments relevant to your company, activities and personnel. Take a look through the type of services we can offer you.