General Workplace Risk Assessments

GBS Health and Safety Services have qualified and professional risk assessors who are not only experienced but who also understand that a systematic approach and easily understood documents allow everybody to understand the findings and any actions which are required.

Our approach to risk assessment always involves the workers, the supervisors and managers (and others who may be exposed to the hazards) to ensure that an accurate and systematic reflection of the situation is recorded. By involving all stakeholders, end-users are far more likely to ‘buy into’ the process and are more likely to adopt any necessary changes and to adhere to the safety requirements whilst performing that task.

Our risk assessment methodology ensures that the process meets HSE requirements and leads to suitable and sufficient safe working procedures.


Workers killed in 2019/20

38.8 million

Working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019/20

£35.8 million

In fines resulting from prosecutions taken, or referred to COPFS for prosecution in Scotland, by HSE where a conviction was achieved in 2019/20

Below are some examples of Industries where we carry out Risk Assessments:
Offices and administrationFactories and productionWarehousing
LogisticsMotor vehicle repairEvents and exhibitions
Civil engineeringHealth care premisesArboriculture
Residential common areasMarquee and recreationalLand and estates
EngineeringConstructionAllied trades
Chemical users and manufacturersManufacturingDefense
Agriculture and farmingGrocery and retailEntertainment and leisure
Educational establishmentsMotor vehicle salesNursing and care
Financial servicesPaper handlingTransportation
Bars and restaurantsFood processingPrinting and publishing
TextilesGlass and glazingWaste handling facilities
Maintenance contractorsWater treatmentPainters and decorators
Electricians and plumbersWindow installationCleaning and maintenance