Environmental risks can involve accidents or incidents resulting from deficiencies in the premises or surrounding area. Examples of environmental risk include:
- slips and trips
- inadequate fire safety
- inadequate security
- inappropriate lighting.
Risks relating to premises are assessed and dealt with as part of health and safety requirements (see Health and Safety – General).
Other examples of risk-reduction measures include:
- maintaining systems such as heating and the fabric of the building
- ensuring appliances are switched off at the end of each day
- ensuring all windows and doors are shut and locked at the end of each day, and more than one person is present when locking up
- installing and maintaining a security system
- setting alarms at the end of each day
- obtaining appropriate insurance cover
- ensuring fire exit routes are kept clear.