All employers have duties to control the risks to the health and safety of their employees and those who may be affected by their business. In order to comply with Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers must be able to demonstrate that they have taken steps to reduce such risks to a level as low as is reasonably practicable.
The starting point is to ensure that all material risks associated with your business have been identified. Those risks should then be assessed and where practicable adequate control measures implemented.
Health and safety management should be a continually evolving process of improvement. Changes to business practices or the introduction of new equipment can introduce new risks or alter existing risk profiles. As such risk assessments should not be viewed as a one off exercise but be subject to a regular review.
Osborne Clarke's global compliance risk assessment roadmaps are designed to help businesses understand and identify key information and issues it will need to take into account to developing its approach to a wide range of Global Compliance areas. Having answered these questions, our Global Compliance experts can make an assessment of your policies and procedures and advise what measures to take to address any risks.