Getting it right

Although there is a wide range of common hazards, there are some simple steps that you and your employer can apply in all cases:


  • should assess the risks in conjunction with the employee.
  • involve their team in assessing the risks and in developing solutions.
  • provide information and training to anyone who needs to know.
  • carry out regular workplace inspections.
  • get competent advice and act on the recommendations.


  • should follow the requirements of the risk assessments.
  • report any concerns they have about their safety.
  • report failures of fellow colleagues to  safety systems/procedures.
  • inform their supervisor/manager if they sustain an injury or illness at work.