Risk Assessment

There is a legal requirement for machine manufacturers, system integrators, anyone who modifies machinery or those who build their own machinery to conduct a risk assessment.

In order to ensure your risk assessment is valid for all the lifecycles of the machine, you must thoroughly understand the supply of machinery safety regulations and the machinery directive.  

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Why are risk assessments important?

As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees from harm.


You must, under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999;

  • Identify what could cause injury or illness in your business 

  • Decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously

  • Take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control/reduce the risk

By carrying out a thorough risk assessment you identify the risks which are present on the machine and could cause harm.

Our team works closely with you to understand your company's requirements and offer guidance and support on how to meet them.

  • With our machinery risk assessment we inspect your machinery / equipment in accordance with the applicable standards​ and directives and provide a detailed and comprehensive report highlighting the hazards found.


  • The hazards are scored based on the level of risk and guidance is given on the best way to reduce the risk to a safe and sufficient level.​

  • Support and guidance is always available should you have any questions, queries or concerns.​

Safety Tailored To Your Needs

When should you do a risk assessment?

There are no set time-scales for how often a risk assessment should be carried out, but a few key times to consider are:​

  • New equipment or machinery

  • Alterations or modifications 

  • When new procedures are introduced

  • In advance of every new activity or event

Don't forget about review periods!

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Ben Clegg 
Service Manager

“Matt comes highly recommended from Whitham Mills Engineering. We have recently worked together on various projects and his H&S knowledge is superb!”