Health Risk Assessments
Health Risk Assessments are a fundamental legal requirement for businesses. Employers must assess all potentially harmful work activities and decide whether they are doing enough to meet their legal obligations. This is just a minimum requirement – if it is reasonably practicable to do so, employers should consider doing more than the legal minimum. It is a generally recommended that such assessments should be reviewed annually.
More information can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website. (http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/controlling-risks.htm)
ROC Health carries out health risk assessments on behalf of our clients (covering both single and multi-site companies) and provides support to HR or Health and Safety teams charged with managing the process. We liaise with occupational hygienists, assess the need for Health Surveillance on the basis of the risk assessments, and help to build an occupational risk picture specific to the client company. We also provide advice during COSHH assessments.