There are many risks in any workplace, and yet the majority of these can easily be dealt with, whether through training, safety equipment or even simply by merely ensuring that all staff members are fully aware of any dangers that might be present. Any risk can be mitigated, or if not, then you are likely to need to alter processes instead and, as such, the biggest risk is simply not knowing all the risks that are there.
There are other issues that will arise when trying to deal with such risks. It may be very easy to overlook certain risks if you have been surrounded by them on a day to day basis. Yet, whilst they may seem obvious to you, new members of staff may not be quite so aware of the presence of such danger and in turn overlooking such things can lead to many potential problems.
As such, the most important thing that any company can do when it comes to improving safety and reducing risk is to use an outside company to carry out a thorough work risk assessment. It is worth noting that it is not just physical risks that will need to be addressed, but also mental ones and even the risk presented by stress in certain working environments may well need to factor into how you focus your health and safety procedures.
Many simple risks can go completely unnoticed and from eye strain from poor lighting to RSI from poorly arranged workstations. There may be many smaller risks that may seem insignificant on the surface but that can ultimately lead to many problems, both for individuals and for the company as a whole. All of these are things that can easily be avoided with just the right workplace assessment from a company that is skilled in performing such assessments in a wide range of environments.