A Health and Safety Risk Assessment Generator allows businesses to produce customized risk assessment documents for each process, event or piece of equipment they use, to ensure that any health and safety risks are identified and mitigated.
By introducing a standardized, electronic and self-serve process, it allows employees to ensure that all processes, events or equipment are being managed in a way that is compliant with local health and safety laws, as well as a business’s internal policies and procedures – with real-time central monitoring also available to ensure compliance. Site managers are guided through a self-service process that is designed to list potential risks and the controls to be put in place, ensuring the necessary due diligence has been conducted to mitigate health and safety risks and demonstrate compliance. All responses are stored on the BRYTER system and can be visualized in dashboards customized to the business’s exact requirements. The open architecture of the BRYTER platform allows the legal department to continuously review and update the risks, controls and logic – ensuring that the tool always reflects up to date processes and guidance.
In the UK, legislation such as the Health and Safety Acts make clear that business owners are responsible to ensure that both customers and employees are kept safe whilst on a business’s premises. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) must be notified of any serious accidents and can take further investigative and enforcement action if required. In the event of any inspection, investigation or enforcement action, these agencies will request evidence that risk assessments have been carried out to demonstrate that the business has the appropriate controls and due diligence in place.
With BRYTER, legal departments can build a Health & Safety Risk Assessment Generator that lets site managers go through an interactive questionnaire, to assess commonly identified risks for their equipment, processes and events. For example, if a retail store introduces a new merchandise fixture, the manager can conduct a risk assessment to review whether any fire or trip hazards are introduced by this equipment and, if so, identify any mitigating actions to be taken. The modular logic of the tool can be used to adjust the risks presented and the controls to be put in place, based on the type of equipment or process selected. Managers can confirm any additional controls they have put in place before electronically signing the risk assessment – confirming it has been carried out and that all suggested controls are in place. Legal departments can easily maintain and update the risks and processes, as well as the underlying logic. The tool constitutes a scalable solution for overwhelmed legal departments and ensures consistency across all of a business’s regulatory compliance activity.
How it works
Conduct the risk assessment
Through a customizable and user-friendly questionnaire, site managers check their equipment, processes or events against a number of pre-determined risks specified by their company’s legal department, together with confirmation of any further controls they will introduce to reduce identified risks.
Generate risk assessment document
At the end of the process, a fully completed risk assessment document is completed and automatically e-mailed to the site manager for reference and proof of compliance.
A dashboard allows the legal department to track and record all completed risk assessments. This helps to hold site managers accountable to the correct compliance process and offers metrics on overall risk reduction.