Health and Safety
Protecting your team
Health and safety and occupational health often get mistaken for the same thing. While they do overlap, health and safety is more focused on creating a safe working environment and preventing accidents, while occupational health focuses on protecting individuals within that environment from work-related illnesses. Get your health and safety right, and you can rest assured that you are providing your employees with the protection they need.
We support our clients with a range of workplace health and safety services.
- Risk assessment
- Policy development
- Site audits
- Safe Systems of Work
- Accident support.
We offer the most consistent and effective services in a complete package, taking the time to work as an extension of your company and to understand what you do.
We do not produce ‘off the peg’ documents; we work with you to better protect your workforce.
What the law says
- Under UK law it is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. These could include visitors, customers and passers-by. Employers are expected to do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this.
- Employers have a duty under UK law to assess risks in the workplace, carrying out an assessment of all things that could cause harm.
- You must keep employees informed and protected from these risks and provide adequate training.
- You are expected to consult employees on health and safety issues.
- You must have the correct workplace facilities for everyone in your business.
- You must report certain workplace injuries, near-misses and cases of work-related disease to HSE – and if you have more than 10 employees, you must keep an accident book.
- You are expected to display the government’s Health and Safety law poster, and/or give employees a pocket card equivalent.
- You must have a health and safety policy.
- You must ensure employees get immediate help if taken ill or injured in work. You must have a first-aid kit and an individual appointed to take charge of first aid arrangements.
- It is also advisable to have employer’s liability insurance.