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If you are unsure as to whether you need to implement or refine your Health and Safety management system, please read our FAQs below for professional insight into the areas you should be considering.
If you wish to discuss your requirements in detail, simply contact us on 0114 491 0152 or email [email protected] to speak to a consultant.
Health and Safety should be an integrated part of your business management. Failure to manage Health and Safety issues can lead to accidents and incidents which in turn can result in fines or even imprisonment. Every employer has a moral, and legal duty for the safety and welfare of employees.
With a pragmatic approach to Health and Safety your business is not only preventing harm and the risk of criminal prosecution, but should also benefit from improvements in efficiency, lost time caused by accidents and incidents, and a healthier happy workplace and employees.
While Health and Safety management is a cost, it is a necessary cost and failure to comply with Health and Safety practices is very likely to cost a business much more in the long term.
Every employer has a legal responsibility to access competent Health and Safety support and advice. If you appoint somebody internally, they will need to undergo training and gain qualifications in Health and Safety. Alternatively you can appoint an external competent advisor to support your business.
Every employer has a legal responsibility to identify and control risks within their workplace to a level deemed as low as reasonably practicable. If you employ more than four people then risk assessments must be documented, however it is best practice to ensure that you can evidence how you have undertaken risk assessments in your workplace by having them documented even if you are a small company.
No, but you are required to have access and support for your business to competent Health and Safety advice usually through a registered Health and Safety practitioner.
Take a look at our IOSH Leading Safely course.
Yes, you are required to have a documented Health and Safety policy and system if you employ four or more staff.
We can assist with these policies and systems through our consultancy service.
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