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RE: one-off insurance?

Subject: RE: one-off insurance?
From: Chris Hastie
Date: Sep 04 2006 15:45:26
Reply interwoven with original for context.
On 03 September 2006 17:55, Scott Cullen wrote:

  In addition; does staying up late every night to do our
  assessments, method statements, and tax accounts will make
the job  safer?
  Perhaps lack of sleep combined with physical exhaustion can  help
  our concentration in a dangerous job?

  SC. And risk assessments?  Are those billable consultaions?
 So do those on the day off you want from climbing.

To clarify this Scott, a 'risk assessment' in this sense is not a
billable item of consultation. Crudely, the term in this sense refers to
the statutory obligation on employers to assess the risks that employees
face in carrying out their jobs (Management Of Health And Safety At Work
Regulations 1999). 

The use of the term 'risk assessment' to describe both these risk
assessments and assessing the risk that our assets pose to third parties
is a constant source of confusion in this office at least. For this
reason I tend to refer to the latter as risk management, which is of
course a slightly broader thing than just risk assessment, but then
statutory risk assessments also have to include the management of that
risk (as the title of regulations hint).

Chris Hastie
Strategy Officer (Arboriculture)
Warwick District Council

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