The risk assessment is the basis for health and safety management.
It’s the only effective method of identifying hazards, assessing the hazard risk and eliminating or reducing that risk.
Remember it’s HAZARDS that are the reason for health and safety in the first place! It’s Hazards that kill, maim and hurt people.
No hazard equals no requirement for a safety measure.
The risk assessment is Health and Safety 101 and is vital for;
~Assessing the likelihood of them harming people (and the consequences if they do)
~Controlling them to eliminate or reduce the risk
BUT… THERE’S A PROBLEM!
The risk assessment template or paper form has traditionally been the tool for the risk management process.
This is inadequate in today’s digital world because templates and paper forms are;
~Impossible to link and synchronise to all the resources affected by them
~Difficult to keep current, especially when many risk assessments are necessary
~Easily buried inside manila folders and filing cabinets where they are lost or forgotten
By using software for risk management, these problems are reduced or eliminated.
Hey, would you go back to pen and paper to manage your accounting?
Not likely! Yet occupational hazard elimination is many times more likely to break you than your accounting processes.
By using Simple Worksafe’s Risk Assessment wizard you can take control of the risk assessment process and Stop IT Controlling YOU!
Learn more about what a risk assessment is here.