Get started with your Health and Safety

What are the legal Health and Safety requirements for my business?

Do you need to get started with your occupational Health & Safety? If you are running a business the thought of Health and Safety may be a bit daunting. Don’t be put off it is not as complicated as you think.

For all businesses there are a series of tasks to follow:

PLAN – First of all plan how you are going to manage the Health and Safety.

DO – Next, control your risks and prioritise how you are going to deal with them.

CHECK – Then, measure how you are performing.

ACT – Finally, learn from your experiences.

Get started with your occupational Health & Safety

There are some basic processes that must be carried out in order for you to comply with the law.

  1. Write your company Health and Safety Policy. There are three elements of your policy, the Statement, the Arrangements and the Organisation.
  1. Address what risks are involved within the daily process of your business. Identify the hazards and risks associated with the tasks.
  1. Consult with your employees. If you are a small business you may want to consult with your staff directly.
  1. Provide training and information. Employees must have sufficient training and information to enable them to carry out their duties.
  1. Provide workplace facilities. You must provide the necessary welfare facilities for your employees.  These include toilets, hand basins with soap and towels provided, fresh drinking water, a place to sit and eat and an area to change if necessary.
  1. First Aid/Accidents. If an accident should occur it is your responsibility to attend to the needs of your employees.
  1. The Health and Safety law poster. This must be displayed where all staff have access.
  1. Get your business insured. Keep this insurance up to date.
  1. Keep up to date. Keep your documents and knowledge up to date.

If you follow these basics steps you can be confident that as a small business you are taking the correct steps to keeping on the right side of Health and Safety law.

Read more about our support packages here.

Are you an established business?

If you are an established business you may be spending too much time on Health and Safety.

Structured meetings are a vital part of managing occupational Health and Safety.  With our Silver and Gold packages meetings are held at your premises every quarter.  During these we can discuss the impact of up and coming legislation, updates needed to your Policy or other documentation and the general Health and Safety of your company.

Let us take some of the load and assist you.  Enabling your business to stay up to date on occupational Health and Safety Law and reducing paperwork by simplifying documentation, saving you time and money.

Give us a call on 01756 860600 or read more about our support packages here, so that we can help you get started on your Health & Safety.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us