Develop a Plan for the Future

As you are now aware the completion of the risk assessment is a useful tool to establish the further controls that require to be implemented to ensure safety within the workplace.

These controls may involve financial outlays and consequently cannot be implemented immediately. For this reason, it is necessary for you to develop a health and safety plan to allow the new controls to be implemented within realistic timescales.

For example:

Hazard Actions Required Financial Cost Timescale
Slips, trips and falls Wet floor warning signs required Yes 3 months
Fire Fire evacuation instruction signs required Yes 1 month
Fire Fire drills to be carried out No Immediately
Falling objects Stepladder inspections No Immediately
Electrical appliances Records required of visual checks and maintenance No Immediately