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.