Critical risk management
The identification and management of risks is a key concept of good health and safety management. The Health and Safety Act (HSWA) 2015 places a duty to eliminate or minimise the risks to workers so far as is reasonably practical, and effective risk management supports this process, as is effective recording of the events that do, or could potentially, cause harm to workers.
The GHSL has identified areas of common critical risks which help to inform our work programme. These areas are – Violence and Aggression, Driving and Mental Health.
Critical Risk Maturity Improvement Roadmap
The guided questions can be applied to individual critical risks or to a critical risk programme as a whole.