Risk Assessments Made Easy
Every business should carry out regular risk assessments, and there's no excuse not to with the Risk Assessor App, which is free to download on the App Store. It makes the process easy and produces a clean, easy-to-read report in PDF format. It's important to keep the assessments up to date, so the App syncs reminders for future assessments with iCal.
Risk assessments are a vital step in protecting your business, its workers, and anybody who might be affected by risks in the area. They provide a platform to focus on risks that really matter in the workplace, the ones which have potential to cause injury or harm. In most instances, straightforward measures can be taken to control risks. An example would be ensuring that spills are cleaned up promptly to prevent people from slipping, or perhaps something as simple as closet drawers being kept closed to ensure people do not trip. For most, that makes for simple and effective measures to ensure that your workforce and the public are protected.
A risk assessment is report detailing the examination of what in your work area could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh whether you have taken enough precautions to prevent harm. Everybody has the right to be protected from harm caused by failure to take reasonable control measures, and a simple assessment is the way to do it.
Besides injuries, your business will be harmed if output is lost, machinery is damaged, and insurance costs increase.
Here's how to assess risks in your workplace:
- Identify the hazards in the area
- Decide who might be harmed and how
- Evaluate the risks and decide on the precautions to take
- Record your findings and implement them
- Review your assessment and update it if necessary
The app makes this process very easy. Download the app for free here. To view a video demo, click here.
Posted by James Boatwright on Apr 24, 2014