In today’s increasingly litigious environment it makes sense to analyse and minimise risks. An effective health and safety regime reduces the risks of accidents. A robust health and safety practices can also reduce the costs of insurance too.
Not only is instilling a safety conscious compliant culture in an organisation important to manage risks; it is a statutory responsibility.
Our health and safety consultants provide pragmatic health and safety solutions. Furthermore clients have the assurance that all our consultants are NEBOSH or IOSH qualified or equivalent.
Health and safety legal responsibilities
Legally employers with five or more staff working on a site simultaneously are required to have a health and Safety Policy. In addition, employers must evaluate and minimise the risks from hazards. Employers should be seeking to reduce exposure to risk. Employers employing five or more staff should record risk assessments.
In addition all employers are required to display the following:
- *A signed and dated copy of the Company’s Health and Safety – Statement of Intent
- **An unexpired certificate of Employer’s Liability Compulsory Insurance
- Fire Evacuation Arrangements
- The poster ‘What you need to know’
- First aid arrangements including the location of First Aid Boxes
*Item may also be given to each individual employee rather than displayed.
**Item may be displayed electronically, most private companies are required to hold Employer’s liability Insurance.
Our health and safety consultants work in a range of industries. As a result, our consultants can apply that breadth of experience to adapt and find solutions to meet client’s needs. In addition, our consultants are familiar with the latest developments and best practice.
Are you are a business owner concerned that your business is not legally compliant? Worried your business is at risk? Finding it difficult to keep up with health and safety and employment changes relevant to your business? Why not try our health and safety support and monitoring service? We also offer practical employment law and HR Services , support with setting up auto enrolment pensions and benefits to provide a seamless service to business owners, enabling them to concentrate on running their business.