The Occupational Health and Safety act states clearly that the employer is required to provide a working area that is safe and without risk to your employees as well as people that could be affected by your activities. It also states that you need to identify the hazards and risks associated with any work you do and furthermore to put in place measures and controls to eliminate or mitigate these risks to an expectable level.

A risk assessment is a thorough look at your workplace to identify those things, situations, processes, etc. that may cause harm, particularly to people. After identification is made, you analyse and evaluate how likely and severe the risk is. When this determination is made, you can next, decide what measures should be in place to effectively eliminate or control the harm from happening.

The aim of the risk assessment process is to evaluate hazards, then remove that hazard or minimize the level of its risk by adding control measures, as necessary. By doing so, you have created a safer and healthier workplace.

At Ruansa we will compile a tailor made risk assessment based on your organization’s specific risk profile. Your risk assessment will be in line with ISO 31000 which is the international standard for risk management.