3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work
Regulations 1999, employers have an absolute*
duty to carry out an assessment of the risks to
safety contained within and created by their
business operations, and to reduce risk to an
acceptable level. The findings of the assessment
must then be recorded in writing.
absolute duty applies, the employer must comply
OF LEGISLATION: To have employers take a proactive
approach to Health and Safety issues by identifying
potential hazards and putting into place control measures
before an accident
In the case of a serious injury occurring at work, an
employer who has not carried out Risk Assessments would
invariably be found guilty as charged and face the
consequences. The only valid defence against prosecution
would be that "the cause of the
accident was unforeseeable".
HSAS SUPPORT: We work in close conjunction with
clients in carrying out risk assessments of their
operations. We provide a written report of findings and
prepare a proposed action plan covering deficiencies or
opportunities for improvement.
For a no obligation quotation, please contact HSAS