It is a legal requirement for every employer & self employed person to make an assessment of the health & safety risks arising out of their work. The purpose of the assessment is to decide what actions need to be taken to control health and safety risks.
In the past, safety management was reactive – an accident occurred, investigated to establish cause, action taken to minimise the chance of a recurrence.
In today’s working environment it is clear that a more proactive approach to safety is necessary. Training is an excellent way to increase awareness of potential hazards and demonstrates that management understand the importance of minimising risk.
All PGS training ensures management & staff have the knowledge & tools to ensure a safe working environment so that risk can be minimised.
To perform a risk assessment you need to have an understanding of what in your business may cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm.
The HSE offer some useful guidance & tools to help understand the risk assessment process. Visit the HSE website for further information http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/index.htm
The BCGA provide a number of documents which are relevant for assessing risk when using compressed gases http://www.bcga.co.uk/preview/riskassessments.php