Health and safety risk assessment

Every company with employees must prepare a health and safety risk assessment. This is an EU rule that applies all over Europe.

The health and safety risk assessment process helps determine whether you have any problems relating to health and safety and helps you draw up a plan for addressing any problems before someone gets injured.

The health and safety risk assessment can therefore contribute to a good working environment.

Important requirements for the health and safety risk assessment

  • The risk assessment must be prepared jointly by the employer and the health and safety organisation or the employees.
  • The risk assessment must be written down either on paper or electronically.
  • The risk assessment must be available at the workplace such that management, the employees and the Danish Working Environment Authority can read it.
  • The risk assessment must contain a survey of the company’s health and safety initiatives and a description of any problems. You must also include the company’s sick absence statistics.
  • If there are health and safety-related problems, the risk assessment must also include an action plan for addressing any problems that cannot be solved immediately.
  • The risk assessment must be revised at least every three years.

Your company can be required, by way of an improvement notice, to draw up an health and safety risk assessment if you have not already done so.

Risk Assessment: Offshore oil and gas activities