A team should be assembled for the purpose of performing risk assessments. The team should consist of at least two people. At least one person who is intimately familiar with the subject of the assessment. This could be an operator, maintenance professional, design engineer, etc. One individual may not be familiar with all of the usage situations that need to be analyzed, so having more than one knowledgeable person may improve the results of the assessment. The second person should be someone who is familiar with the risk assessment process and common hazards. This person may be internal to the company or may be someone brought in from outside.
There are distinct benefits to bringing in a third party for risk assessments that include reduced liability, unbiased opinions, and possibly even reduced insurance costs. If you would like to discuss the benefits of including a third party, please schedule a call below.