The risk assessment process is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork; it is about identifying and taking sensible and proportionate measures to control the risks. You may already be taking steps to control the risks, but the assessment process will help you decide whether you should be doing more.
We recognise that you may need to help to develop your health and safety policy and management system to let staff and others know about your commitment to health and safety. Your health and safety policy should clearly state who does what, when and how. It needn’t be complicated but it does need to be relevant to your business and be a driver to set out how you will manage your health and safety risks. Your health and safety management system should set out the framework of how you will manage your risks. This will complement your health and safety policy.
The HSE highlight that promoting safe behaviour at work is a critical part of the management of health and safety, because behaviour turns systems and procedures into reality. At ASK, we recognise that good systems do not ensure successful health and safety management, as successful organisations “live” their systems. Our philosophy is to work with organisations to create a culture of care through behavioural strategies.
Occupational H&S Management
Our innovative and expert approach to Health and Safety management produces many business benefits – benefits that are hard to realise in enforcement regimes.Our safety consultants have a passion for seeing work spaces transformed into places of safety and wellbeing that have a positive impact on the environment. We work with clients to develop policies and identify gaps in existing health and safety processes as well as develop and implement end to end management systems. Our experts can provide risk assessment, consultancy and health and safety training courses – with a particular focus on safety culture and behavioural safety to enable real change to workplace health and safety. Increased efficiency and productivity are natural outcomes of this approach. We are committed to understanding the nature of your business and the underlying culture of your organisation, so that the changes we implement are more likely to have a transformative impact.
OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised accreditation used to assess the minimum standard of an organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System. It is best suited to companies and construction organisations wanting to reduce uncontrolled hazards, manage the risk of workplace accidents and ensure their health and safety practices meet EU legislation requirements and target best practice wherever possible.
Audit and Review
ASK act to undertake a health and safety audit review quickly and professionally. However, at the core of our approach is the belief that health and safety audits and reviews are only as helpful to our clients as the degree to which they’re understood. So our commitment is to help our clients understand the risks and issues highlighted, as well as develop a planned approach to address risks, respond to opportunities, embed change and empower people to care about the health, welfare and safety of their colleagues.