Retail risk assessment

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retail risk assessment

A retail environment – depending on the nature of the goods being sold – may pose various hazards to staff as well as customers and may require a retail risk assessment.

Size is also a factor to be considered when considering what reasonable control measures may be required to reduce the likelihood of harm occurring.

Common mishaps in retail environments include:

  • cuts and bruises to staff as well as customers
  • back aches from manual handling (carrying heavy loads without a mechanical aid)
  • slips, trips and falls
  • fires (as a result of electrical equipment or arson)

The law requires that any UK working environment that is under the control of an organisation with at least 5 employees, must hold valid and up-to-date health & safety documentation.

For retail environments, the required documents are:

Health and Safety Risk Assessments and Training