Risk Assessment For Your Business

Hello and welcome to our newsletter where we hope to keep you informed and up to date about all matters relating to Health and Safety! 

The bulletin this month will give you a brief outline of Risk Assessment for your business, some practical advice from the RSA in relation to getting your vehicle winter ready and a good news story about one of our Clients, O’Reilly Concrete.

RISK ASSESSMENT  FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Risk Assessments are often thought of as cumbersome to complete but the benefits of having a comprehensive risk assessment include increased productivity, reduced risk of ill health, reduced absenteeism and related costs and reduced exposure to injury and associated compensation claims. A good risk assessment is an essential part of health and safety practices in any workplace and under Section 19 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 Section 19 it’s the law to have a written assessment in place.

Compliplus offer an online course entitled “How to conduct effective Risk Assessments”. The course is an interactive e-learning course designed to train employees in the concept of risk assessment and why risks need to be assessed in a methodical way.  It outlines the 3 steps required to complete a comprehensive risk assessment for your business. A Risk Assessment is simply a written document that enables you to review your work environment, identify hazards or risks and develop a plan to either reduce or eliminate these risks.  In essence, when you can remove risk, do it; when you can’t, reduce it. 

Our effective Risk Assessment course delivers the necessary practical steps to enable you to produce a comprehensive and legally valid Risk Assessment for your business. In addition, Compliplus have highly skilled Consultants who can undertake bespoke Risk Assessments in conjunction with clients. For more information on Risk Assessment please see the recent blog on our website by clicking the attached link here.

MOTORING IN WINTERTIME 
As the days are drawing in and driving conditions become more hazardous it’s good practice to take some time to prepare your vehicle and yourself for the challenges of winter driving. The RSA provide great advice on winter driving and how to stay safe when severe weather strikes. Your first step should be to get your vehicle serviced to ensure it is fit and safe for winter driving. Secondly you should carry out regular checks on the vehicle. You should:

1. check for wear and tear on the wiper blades and replace them as soon as they start to smear rather than clean windows
2. keep tyre pressure at the manufacturer's recommended level and check you have at least 3 millimetres of tread depth
3. check that your spare wheel is in good condition and is fully inflated. Some cars may have an inflation repair kit instead of a spare wheel. Make sure that you know how to use it
4. make sure all vehicle lights are working and clean and
5. top up with anti-freeze and screen wash.
For more info check out http://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Road-Safety/Campaigns/Current-road-safety-campaigns/Severe-Weather-Advice/

CLIENT FOCUS: O’REILLY CONCRETE 
And finally, last but not least, the team here at Compliplus want to extend our congratulations to all at O’Reilly Concrete who have won a well deserved award at the Irish Concrete Federation Awards in Kildare. The O'Reilly team are pictured being presented with their award by Minister Pat Breen T.D. O’Reilly Concrete were winners of their category “Occupational Health & Well Being”. Compliplus has acted as health and safety consultants for O’Reillys for a number of years now and we are delighted to see all their hard work in health and safety being recognised. Well done guys!

Compliplus have Health & Safety professionals with training, knowledge and experience across many sectors and are able to provide tailored expert advice for your business needs. For more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click on the link below.