Published 13 Oct in
Putting together your company’s Health & Safety policies is no mean feat. There are many significant elements to consider, many of which are required from each business by law and are expected to be conducted to a set standard and have taken key elements into consideration.
We look at the many reasons to ensure that your Health and Safety procedures are up-to-scratch and the benefits of utilising a professional service.
To keep compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the duty of employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work for all their employees. It is a legal requirement for employers to have keep an up-to-date health and safety policy and for risk assessments to be undertaken.
‘Reasonably practicable’ in this instance involves balancing the risk against what would need to be implemented to protect against that risk by way of resources and finances. But how can you be certain of the difference between a reasonable measure to undertake and one that’s worth avoiding due to the cost of implementation?
That’s one area where there’s a clear benefit to utilising a professional service. By utilising expertise in the field, you can be certain that not only are you implementing what is financially accessible to your business but also what’s best for it.
A trained health and safety professional is in the best position to advise as to what measures are necessary, and what measures can be avoided without compromising on employee safety.
With the right policies in place you can be certain that you and your workers known what is expected of them by way of reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other employees. This protects both the employer and the worker, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and that suitable measures can be taken by both parties to ensure a safe, healthy and happy working environment.
Combine this with adequate risk assessment measures and the implementation of all legally required requirements (for example, adequate insurance), your employees can work confident that their work environment is safe and all risks are under control.
With RB Health & Safety, our bespoke consultation takes into consideration every unique need and condition of your business. From risks, you might not have considered to unique risks that might have been overlooked by sweeping, standardised assessments.
To make sure that you’re getting the most of your business’s health and safety procedures, have a look the various health and safety consultancies we offer. If there is any doubt which your business could benefit from, we encourage you get in touch today.
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