Health and Safety compliance in the workplace has never been more important, with a growing need for businesses to comply with legislation required by the Health and Safety Executive.
Every year the latest accident statistics are released by the Health & Safety Executive, and these establish the industries that are performing less satisfactorily than others. Correspondingly, every year new legislation comes into force that creates more of a burden on business … how are you managing?
What Are the Legal Requirements for Health and Safety?
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes basic legal duties upon employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees as far as is reasonably practicable, and this information is documented in the form of policies which are reviewed as necessary.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 re-enforce the Act, but also place a detailed responsibility on employers to produce risk assessments which are sufficient to proactively manage Health & Safety risks that arise in the workplace. It is then necessary to reduce these risks by implementing sensible Health & Safety control measures, documenting and reviewing these as necessary.
What Are the Benefits of Good Health and Safety Management?
- You will be in legal compliance
- Reduced Insurance Premiums
- Reduced risk for potential prosecution(s)
- Improved Health & Safety performance.
- Reduced rates of absenteeism amongst staff
- Lower accident rates
- Increased staff morale
- Improved control of the business
Your Health & Safety Advisor
As you can probably guess from the small amount of information above, the regulations governing Health and Safety at work can be a minefield to those with little or no experience !
We will help you to design, document and complete risk assessments, implementing and advising on sensible control measures where necessary. We will ensure you meet the requirements of all relevant legislation, and should we find any areas of deficiency, we will advise on these as required.
We will also produce a Health & Safety policy as required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for you which covers all the areas required, depending on your industry and business practices.
We also provide an ongoing external consultant service, advising you on any new and upcoming legislation, ensuring that you review and incorporate any additional requirements into your risk assessments and Health & Safety policy.
For more information about our Health and Safety services, please contact us.