The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Prosecutions website is full of real life horror stories, including details of the injuries sustained by people and the level of fines (often £thousands) imposed on negligent companies. The sad thing is, that so many of them follow the same script in terms of lacking 'suitable and sufficient risk assessments' even though doing them needn't be a chore in the first place.
When planning your risk assessments remember to think beyond the obvious hazardous activities such as site work or fabrication and do remember to think about other areas such as:
- Office actvities
- Display Screen Equipment assessments for people working with computers
- COSHH Assessments for hazardous substances