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As a SafetyWallet member, does a risk assessment fix my health and safety compliance?

If the risk assessment is completed in full, then the answer to this is 'yes', it will. The important bit to note here is 'completed in full'. What do we mean by this? Well, simply put, we mean completing the initial identification of and quantification of hazards in your workplace and then putting all their control measures into place.

There is a common misconception that simply identifying and quantifying hazards in the workplace is enough and the job is done. This is only half the story. At this point, the risk assessment won't fix your H&S compliance! The critical part, the actual doing bit, is putting all of the control measures into place. These are the real measures which actually make your workplace safe. Once these are all in place, then the risk assessment will fix your compliance.