Managing essential air and water services always starts with understanding the risks. That means having an up to date asset register from which you can develop a meaningful risk assessment.
Often risk assessments are a statutory requirement and regular reviews will be mandatory. You should also satisfy yourself that any action points highlighted, regular monitoring and testing and staff training, highlighted in your latest risk assessment, are taking place. This means auditing your performance and records between reviews.
Risk assessment reviews and audits are an opportunity to verify and update your knowledge of your infrastructure, revealing and prioritising essential works and possibly discovering opportunities for savings and efficiencies. This process will also ensure that you are meeting your legal duties of care.
Above all, a risk assessment should not sit on the shelf until the latest possible review date. It should be a working document against which you can measure the performance of your building and the quality of advice and services offered by consultants and contractors. We are happy to be measured against the outcomes of our recommendations.