Business Activities have different levels of risk. Depending on the potential risks of your business you will have to meet certain requirements. Learn here what you need to know.
Companies with employees are obliged to implement a plan of prevention against work-related accidents or other potential risks. In cases where the number of employees exceeds 25, the company must have a specific department for Risk Management.
For smaller companies, this aspect of management can be outsourced to qualified professionals that will collaborate with the company director or business owner to oversee whatever corrective measures are needed.
This professional adviser should be informed of the law related to risk management that is applicable to your business activity and will then be able to help you to meet the legal requirements in case of an incident. You will also prevent penalties in case of an inspection.
The certification of your risk management consultant is also necessary when you hire your services to a bigger company, in fulfillment of article 24 of Risk Prevention Law.
The 3 aspects of Risk Management.
There are risks related to your work place and others inherent to your profession. You will need to asses the first and be trained to handle the second.
The 3 main pillars of Risk Management are:
- Risk Assessment and proposal of corrective measures.
- Training in Hazard management according to your field of activity.
- Health checking for employees.
An ongoing process.
The aspects of Risk Management mentioned above is an ongoing process. Medical checkups of employees must be done every year and every time a new employee joins the staff.
In the past, there used to be no fine if a work inspector found that a low-risk company did not have a Risk Prevention Plan. However, this has changed and more and more work inspectors expect to see Risk Prevention Plans in the companies that they inspect.
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