“DIY Giant ordered to pay £230,000 in fines following breaches which resulted injury to an employee.
Local authority environment officer stated that there was no site specific risk assessment for traffic management, and that its generic assessments were not suitable or sufficient for the store.”
SHP August 2007
This is what Elaine offers. Cases like these highlight the necessity for bespoke personalised risk assessments. The H.S.E. expects companies to regularly conduct and review risk assessments that are directly associated with the specifics of a particular task etc.
Whilst it is best practice for staff to be trained to conduct assessments (see the range of courses available), it can be advantageous to companies to use the services of a professional in conjunction with the personnel who carry out the tasks.