Am I a high or low-risk business?
Whether your business or organisation is high or low risk will be detailed in your health and safety risk assessment. Although, if you are having trouble filling this out, visit the HSE website for plenty of useful information.
A brief overview is given below.
High-risk businesses involve tasks that pose a higher degree of hazard to their workforce.
Often, this involves hazards such as chemicals or heavy machinery where an accident poses a greater threat to life.
As a result, typical work environments include:
- Construction sites
- Food processing plants
- Manufacturing plants
Low-risk organisations encounter low degree hazards.
Often, these are environments that are unlikely to cause life-threatening injuries.
Typical examples include: