Depending on the nature of your working environment, the following health and safety documents may be legally required:
A fire risk assessment is required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and assesses risks arising from fire hazards within your working environment.
A general risk assessment assesses risks arising from general hazards in the workplace, such as trip hazards and environmental hazards.
Workstation risk assessments, or DSE (Display Screen Equipment) risk assessments are required under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. Their purpose is to assess risks relating to DSE use.
A manual handling risk assessment is required under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and assesses risks arising from the transporting or supporting of a load using bodily force.
A new or expectant mothers risk assessment assesses risks associated with being a new or expectant mother at work
A home worker risk assessment assesses the risks associated with an employee working from home on a habitual basis.
A disability access audit is required in order to help meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, in preventing discrimination against disabled people.
A stress risk assessment assesses risks to staff experiencing unacceptable levels of stress or a stress related illness.
A young persons at work risk assessment assesses risks to those in the workplace below the age of 18.
A coshh risk assessment is required under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
A bespoke risk assessment may be required to assess the risks arising from a specific task or work process. Examples of bespoke risk assessments may be for the use of hazardous machinery, or working in a potentially hazardous environment.
An annual audit is required in order to confirm the validity of a risk assessment, where there may have been a significant change in the matters to which it relates. The audit updates the risk assessment so that it is valid and up-to-date.
A health & safety policy statement is required under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. This must be a written statement of general policy with respect to the health & safety at work of employees and detail the organisation and arrangements in place for carrying out that policy.