Workplace risk assessment


All workplace Health & Safety procedures should be established against the findings of an initial risk assessment. The continuing effectiveness of the procedures should then be assessed periodically by review and reappraisal of this initial assessment.

Ashdale Engineering have a broad experience in undertaking this work in situations ranging from commercial kitchens to oil refineries.

Whilst risk levels vary widely, there are very few workplace situations where a risk assessment is not required. Our specialists have carried out a wide variety of projects, including:

Workshop Risk Assessment

For example, industrial workshops, garages, colleges. Risk considerations assessed include:

  • machine tool safety,
  • welding procedures,
  • equipment usage control,
  • suitability of written schemes drawn up under the The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) regulations,
  • appropriate lifting procedures under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER),
  • electrical safety, ventilation and lighting requirements.

Major LPG Installations

For sites coming under the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations. Risk considerations assessed include:

  • security and safety precautions for tank compounds, 
  • tank refilling procedures, 
  • tank and distribution pipework condition and maintenance regimes, 
  • periodic inspection requirements under the PSSR regulations, 
  • operational management, 
  • safety at the points of use, 
  • the application of COMAH regulations where applicable.   

Industrial kitchens

Kitchens from those catering for lunchtime snacks on a fast-food basis to those catering for several hundred residents on a 24/7 basis. Risk considerations assessed include:

  • machinery and equipment safety, 
  • kitchen layout and building fabric issues,
  • food handling and storage, 
  • cold room safety, staff training, 
  • fire escape routes and other fire precautions, 
  • the application of COSHH procedures, 
  • gas and electrical safety, 
  • lighting and ventilation, water quality.