Health & Safety Risk Assessment
Do you know how to and have you completed a risk assessment of your practice assessing the hazards and the risks?
The hazard is anything that may cause somebody harm such as, materials, waste management, repetitive movements, slips, trips and falls or even an open drawer.
The risk is the likelihood, high or low, that somebody could be harmed by the hazard together with an indication of how serious the harm could be.
DBG's experienced assessors will complete a risk assessment of the practice using their in-depth knowledge.
Why do I need this assessment?
All employers and self-employed people have to assess risks at work according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 (risk assessment), CQC (England only) “Essential Standards of Quality and Safety” Regulation supporting evidence
How long is this assessment valid?
DBG would recommend you have a Health & Safety Risk assessment every 12 months.
How long will the assessment take?
For 2 surgeries it should take approxmately 2 hours.
What does this assessment include?
- Identify the hazards
- Who might be harmed and how
- Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions to be taken
- Record the findings
The practice can then:
Implement the changes, review the assessment and update when necessary
DBG assessors are IOSH qualified and NEBOSH trained ensuring they are up to date with current legislation. A DBG assessor will require complete access to all rooms.
How much does this assessment cost?
For a DBG Member this assessment is £200 plus VAT for up to 2 surgeries (£50 plus VAT for additional surgeries).
For a non DBG Member this assessment is £300 plus VAT for up to 2 surgeries (£75 plus VAT for additional surgeries).