Health and Safety

Health and Safety compliance in the workplace has never been more important, the need for businesses to comply to the increasing number of legislations is motivated by the Health and Safety Executive,Inspectors and the increasing number of court cases in the news.

Every year we see the latest accident statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive, that establish those industries that are less performing to others, and every year we see new legislations coming into force that create more of a burden on businesses trying to survive...how are you managing?

What are the legal requirements for health and safety?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 implies the generic legal duties upon employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees as far as is reasonably practicable and that this information is documented in the form of a policy and reviewed as necessary.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 re-enforce that of the act but place a detailed responsibility on employers to produce sufficient risk assessments to assess and manage health and safety risks that arise in the workplace. We must then aim to reduce these risks by implementing sensible health and safety control measures, documenting and reviewing these as necessary.

News

Electrical DIY rules get chop

Posted on: 17/01/2013

BARMY rules demanding council approval for simple household electrical jobs are to be scrapped. D... view more >

Shocking ELF and SAFETY cases

Posted on: 14/06/2012

Shocking ELF and SAFETY cases A department known as the Myth Busters has been set up by the Governm... view more >

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