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The Employer and the Law

The law requires your employees to co-operate with you to ensure the workplace conforms with Health and Safety legislation, its effects, and do not do anything which will place themselves or other people at risk

Time Scales

It is important therefore that this General Risk Assessment is not just a paper exercise and it should be read carefully, and any recommended actions taken.

Where the client feels that the cost of the recommended improvements outweighs the risk, this should be discussed with the consultant for possible alternative action.

We strongly advise that this risk assessment is reviewed on a regular basis by the ‘Responsible Person’ to keep it up to date, and, in any event, at intervals of no more than 12 months.

We have provided a recommended date in section 1. This date assumes that all the ‘Action Plans’ in sections 1-12 have been taken in the time scales set. Should any alteration or actions take place prior to the review date then the assessment should be reviewed immediately. It should be noted that this assessment in our opinion is not complete until recommended actions have been implemented fully.

Action points are split into High (H),Medium (M) and Low (L) priority next to the individual hazards with suggested time scales in months 1, 2, or 3.

Any Action stating ‘Immediate’ requires severe steps to be taken urgently to rectify a potentially fatal situation.

Should you require further advice on any section of the assessment, please do not hesitate to contact us.


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
1.1 Building exterior no damage etc?
1.2 Roof tiles, loose, slipped or missing ?
1.3 Basement?
1.4 Roof void, access, shared etc?


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
2.0 Even and flat
2.1 Holes and trip hazards
2.2 Steps intact
2.3 Handrails on steps and secure
2.4 Disabled access ramps with handrails
2.5 Algae and moss
2.6 Worn floor covering causing a tripping hazard
2.7 Slippery floor surfaces
2.8 Worn or missing stair-treads
2.9 Hand rails fitted and secure
2.10 Worn step hazard


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
3.0 Storage cupboards / sheds
3.1 Inappropriate storage of items


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
4.0 Rubbish and general tidiness
4.1 Build-up of combustible items


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
5.0 Electrical intake and fuse cupboards are secure
5.1 No exposed wiring in dangerous condition
5.3 Plug sockets in safe condition
5.4 Fixed wiring has been tested
5.5 Do electrical items have adequate ventilation


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
6.0 Sufficient external lighting provided
6.1 Sufficient internal lighting provided
6.2 Lighting in good order


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
7.0 Is CCTV Fitted
7.1 Are the access doors fitted with electronic locks
7.2 Are the access doors fitted with key locks
7.3 Are windows fitted with opening restrictors
7.4 Are there wardens on duty
7.5 Are there security staff on duty
7.6 Are Roller Shutters in good order


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
8.0 Is the bin area away from the building
8.1 Are there signs of burning
8.2 Is the bin area tidy


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
9.3 Were the RAs available
9.4 Have the risk assessments been reviewed
9.5 Is H&S information passed on effectively


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
10.0 Is health and safety signage displayed
10.1 Is hazard signage required


SatisfactoryActionFindings / CommentsWho might be harmed
12.0 Asbestos Survey
12.1 Falls from height
12.2 Gas Certificates
12.3 Staff Wellbeing
12.4 Racking Systems
12.5 Dangerous observations
12.6 Equipment/ Machinery
12.7 FLT/Chargers
12.8 Manual Handling


Fluorescent Brushable Paint - Supplied in 1 litre containers

  • Water-based fluorescent paint that glows under ultra-violet light. Vivid under normal light conditions
  • A range of sizes available from 1 to 20 litres
  • 7 metres square coverage per litre

QA Fire Resistant Cable Gland - IP65 - 20mm – White

Signage to BS Standards should be of the ‘Rigid Photo luminescent’ type for fire and comply with standards required for the application. (Self-adhesive signs do not always conform)

Special care


Contact with many chemicals can lead to dermatitis. Some can also damage the eyes.

Some products may cause asthma - check the safety data sheet.

Maintenance, examination and testing

Wash out mixing equipment after use. Dispose of waste liquid safely.


Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Follow the instructions on product labels.

Ask your supplier to help you choose the right PPE.

Provide protective gloves - single-use nitrile gloves are acceptable.

If you must use latex gloves, use only ‘low protein, powder free’ gloves.

Throw away single use gloves every time they are taken off.

Provide protective goggles to protect eyes when using products that can cause burns (e.g. acids, caustics).

Skin creams are important for skin protection and help in washing contamination from the skin. These are not ‘barrier creams’.

After work creams help to replace skin oils.


Health monitoring

Ask your workers to check their skin for dryness or soreness every six months. If these effects appear, check the proper use of skin creams and PPE.

If you use a product labelled ‘may cause sensitisation by skin contact’ or ‘may cause sensitisation by inhalation’, seek specialist advice.


Cleaning and housekeeping

Clean up spills promptly - practice how to do this.


Training and supervision

Tell workers about the risks of using the product - see products labels.

If products can cause skin or eye damage, plan how to give first aid.

Working in the right way and using the controls correctly is important for exposure control. Train and supervise workers.

Following the guidance notes here is not compulsory and you are free to take other action.

But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law.

Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to HSE guidance as illustrating good practice.


Employee checklist:

If you find any problems, tell your supervisor. Don’t just carry on working.

Use and store your protective equipment according to instructions.

Throw away single-use gloves every time you take them off.

Wash your hands after use, and before and after eating, drinking, smoking and using the lavatory.

Never clean your hands with concentrated cleaning products or solvents.

Check your skin regularly for dryness or soreness – tell your supervisor if these symptoms appear.

Use skin creams provided as instructed.



Remind staff that where possible, stock should be moved using trolley’s or fork lift trucks.

Remind staff of the need to lift properly and safely, particularly when handling large amounts of stock.

Spillages of any kind must be cleaned up as soon as they occur.

Remind staff not to distract colleagues who are using machinery or cutting equipment.

Remind staff to do pre-use checks on machinery guards and to follow the safe system of work.

Plan a closely supervised programme for any new members of staff how to use and clean machinery.

Remind staff not to distract colleagues when they are using equipment.

Check that first-aiders are trained in first aid for stab wounds / cuts with sharp blades.

Replace ‘irritant’ chemicals with milder alternatives, where possible.

Provide a suitable stepladder in good condition and ensure staff know how to use it safely.



"Please note that this report and any recommendations in it are based on conditions observed and information supplied to us on the date attended”.

Inspection carried out by: David Christou GIFirE. IFSM. SIIRFSM. NEBOSH. IOSH.

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