Over the past few years it has become more and more apparent that people are just too scared to take a risk for fear of litigation, the health and safety culture in this country has gone too far and is seriously taking the fun out of life and making it harder to do the things we used to do.
‘Conkers banned in school, pancake race stopped for health and safety reasons’
Well the truth is, it’s not health and safety stopping these happening.
Risk Assessment is the key to controlling what risks are foreseeable, this is a vital tool that will help you recognise those risks and put in suitable control measures to minimise the realisation of the risks. Essentially its common sense that should keep you on the right track. “The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people so far as is ‘reasonably practicable’”. Carrying out a risk assessment will identify the hazards, then takes into account who may be harmed and how, then evaluates the risk and decides on precautions that should result in a common-sense approach being taken.
Film Safely firmly believe in the ‘can do’ approach and will help you achieve your aims in a safe enjoyable manner.