Why manage health and safety?

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Employers and Managers of businesses have moral, legal and economic responsibilities for the health and safety of employees, customers and others. They also have environmental responsibilities in the handling of waste materials and substances.

The impact of injury and illness on colleagues and friends at work can be significant and is something we would all wish to avoid.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of employees. To carry out this duty employers must have access to competent health and safety advice.

Employees are also one of a company's most valuable assets and injury and illness can incur significant costs to the business.

Competent management of health and safety reduces the risk of injury and illness, possible prosecution and the inevitable business disruption.

Do you have these hazards?

Noise, slips, trips, asbestos, hazardous chemicals, working at height, manual handling, computers, vibration, electricity, vehicles, machinery, pressure systems fire risk, explosion risk, stress etc.

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If so you need specific risk assessments and control measures.

Key Benefits

  • Moral
  • Legal
  • Economic