So, the HSE.GOV web portal states that if a company employees less than 5 employees on a full time basis then they do not need a written down risk assessment or Health and safety policy. For us this is wrong. Any task undertaken by a company big or small should always take the necessary precautions when identifying the hazards and minimizing the risks. Rope works will always work to our own health and safety policy and use site specific risk assessments to aide us in evaluating both hazards and risks.