Book Your Company’s Health Risk Assessment for 2017 Now
General business operations and the working environment can have a direct impact on the health and safety of your employees. Unfortunately, too many businesses find out all too late that their businesses have not been operating safely or in a manner conducive to employees’ health. Without taking your business environment into consideration, you can find that your staff members become ill or injured and that can be detrimental to your bottom line. Of course, that is not all. Hazards in the workplace can also lead to damage to machinery and a hike in insurance premiums as you will need to process a claim. There is also a serious risk of accidents and injuries leading to legal action being taken against your business. This can become time consuming and rather expensive.
If you are not sure of your health and safety standards in the business or if you are doubting whether or not the working environment and processes pose risks to employees and customers, it is time to set up an appointment for a professional health risk assessment. In fact, you are legally required to have your workplace health risks assessed regularly, and certified.
When carried out by the professionals, a health risk assessment can be rather simple. After all, they know what to look for and have a keen eye for risks and hazards that exist within your specific industry. Your risk assessment team will be able to ascertain what risks exist and what measures can be put in place to ensure that the risks are mitigated, that your employees’ health is protected, and that accidents do not happen.
Risk is tricky in that it needs to be calculated and rated before potential strategies and courses of action can be put in place. Controls must then be discussed and implemented. Thereafter, all staff members must be advised and trained on how to be cautious and make use of the various safety mechanisms in place for their own safety and the safety of others. All present in the workplace must be warned of the risks to protect the business from potential liability when staff members ignore safety procedures or behave recklessly in the work environment.
Depending on the risks involved in your particular industry, it is advised that you assess your risk avoidance measures every two years while some companies prefer to do annual assessments. We highly recommend the latter. Also, as new risks present themselves, new safety measures must be put in place promptly.
At IOH Solutions, we offer professional health risk assessment services to businesses in almost any industry. We familiarise ourselves with regulations and requirements in terms of health and safety for your industry and ensure that all risks are analysed and assessed before we recommend the correct strategies and courses of action to protect your business and your workforce.
Do you need to arrange a health risk assessment for your business? Waste no more time. Chat to a friendly and professional consultant at IOH Solutions. We are available via email and telephone and look forward to assisting you with taking your business’ health and safety standards to the next level.