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Why carry out a risk assessment? For many small businesses the management of health and safety issues and keeping up with the multitude of regulations can seem like a daunting task. For some, [ the answer is to ignore it and convince themselves that it does not apply to their business. For others, the answer is to pay a third party organisation to ‘sort it out’ and provide the required policies
and documentation. In truth neither option is the correct approach and both can be very costly to the business. What are your legal responsibilities? According to Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all employers have a duty to ensure that – so far as is reasonably practicable – the health, safety and welfare of all employees is looked after. The Act also requires that employers of five or more employees have a written statement of their health and safety policy and that this is, along with any revisions, communicated to the workforce. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places further duties on employers to: Carry out assessments of risks to employees and other people, that are caused by their work activities Introduce effective arrangements for planning, organising, controlling and monitoring controls and precautions Appoint one or more competent person to help and advise on health and safety matters Provide employees with relevant and understandable information relating to the risks arising from their work activity and the controls/precautions to be followed. Failure to comply with Health and Safety laws can result in heavy fines or imprisonment. What is a risk assessment? Many small businesses think that completing a risk assessment is a difficult and complicated process, and as a result is often misunderstood. For this reason many companies employ third party consultants to complete a series of assessments and prepare the required documentation and then they relegate the manual to a remote bookshelf. Jukka Takala, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) says: “This is not what we want. ]
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Weegy: Why carry out a risk assessment? For many small businesses the management of health and safety issues and keeping up with the multitude of regulations can seem like a daunting task. For some, [ the answer is to ignore it and convince themselves that it does not apply to their business. For others, the answer is to pay a third party organisation to ‘sort it out’ and provide the required policies and documentation. In truth neither option is the correct approach and both can be very costly to the business. What are your legal responsibilities? According to Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all employers have a duty to ensure that – so far as is reasonably practicable – the health, safety and welfare of all employees is looked after. The Act also requires that employers of five or more employees have a written statement of their health and safety policy and that this is, along with any revisions, communicated to the workforce. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places further duties on employers to: Carry out assessments of risks to employees and other people, that are caused by their work activities Introduce effective arrangements for planning, organising, controlling and monitoring controls and precautions Appoint one or more competent person to help and advise on health and safety matters Provide employees with relevant and understandable information relating to the risks arising from their work activity and the controls/precautions to be followed. Failure to comply with Health and Safety laws can result in heavy fines or imprisonment. What is a risk assessment? Many small businesses think that completing a risk assessment is a difficult and complicated process, and as a result is often misunderstood. For this reason many companies employ third party consultants to complete a series of assessments and prepare the required documentation and then they relegate the manual to a remote bookshelf. Jukka Takala, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) says: “This is not what we want. ]
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