Section 19 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires every employer to identify hazards in the workplace, assess the risk from these hazards and have a written risk assessment of the risks as they apply to persons exposed to them in the workplace.
Workplace risk assessments, combined with the organisation’s safety statement, are absolute minimum requirements for legislative compliance for any company in Ireland today.
Under current legislation the maximum fine for a Health and Safety related offence is €3000 on summary conviction and up to €3,000,000 or 2 years imprisonment on indictment. It is now widely recognised that effective workplace health and safety management actually contributes to business success, whereas accidents and ill health have costs, often hidden and underestimated.
There are many types of risk assessments from general workplace assessments and task risk assessment through specialist areas such as ergonomic, chemical agents, fire, machinery, confined space and ATEX for example. CMSE Consultancy have the specialist personnel to undertake this work for you.
Competent and highly qualified CMSE Consultancy consultants can undertake risk assessments in conjunction with client representatives. CMSE Consultancy have safety professionals with training, knowledge and experience across many sectors and are able to provide the best person and most competent person for the nature of the work.
Risk assessments are conducted in conjunction and consultation with client representatives to ensure the quality and validity of the risk assessment as well as raising health and safety awareness with the client’s personnel.
CMSE Consultancy can provide risk assessments systems, formats and templates for client use and also develop training programmes that include training on the specific risk assessment methodologies adopted and utilised by the client.
Public and in-company training programmes can be developed and delivered to meet the client’s requirements.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has outlines that Risk Assessments must: