Risk assessment has become the backbone of health and safety management in the UK and elsewhere. Employers have a legal duty to prove that risk assessments have been carried out and to ensure that appropriate precautions have been implemented.
Mike Bateman demystifies the risk assessment process and how it relates to UK legislation. He covers both the general techniques and the assessment of specific risks, such as hazardous substances (COSHH), noise, manual handling, Display Screen Equipment (DSE) workstations, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fire, asbestos and work at height. The book is practical in its approach to risk assessment rather than being overly legalistic or academic and tells the reader how to go about risk assessment, not just what the legislation requires. It contains numerous checklists, forms and worked examples for a variety of hazards and industries.
This edition has been fully updated to take into account the impact of the following requirements on risk assessments:
- Work at Height Regulations 2005 – full new chapter
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2006
Mike Bateman runs his own health and safety consultancy and specialises in risk assessments. He is a corporate member of IOSH and a registered health and safety practitioner.
Table of Contents
2. What the Management Regulations require
3. Special cases
4. Carrying out risk assessments
5. Assessment records
6. Model risk assessments
7. Specialised risk assessment techniques
8. Implementation of precautions
9. COSHH Assessments
10. Noise assessment
11. Assessment of manual handling
12. Assessment of DSE workstations
13. Assessment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
14. Fire and DSEAR assessments
15. Assessment of risks from asbestos in premises
16. Assessment of work at height
17. Risk assessment related concepts
18. Assessing and managing risk – can you afford not to?
19. Looking ahead
" This excellent publication is a 'must' for directors, managers, health and safety professionals, safety representatives and others involved in risk assessments."
From the foreword by Lawrence Bamber, Past President IOSH