Is London Prepared for an Emergency?

London is generally a very safe place – however there are a number of hazards and threats that could impact the city, and the people and businesses based here. This includes outbreaks of infectious disease, extreme weather and terrorism. Every few months representatives from the emergency services, local authorities, health services and other emergency responders in London gather at City Hall to review the risk of emergencies. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places duties on emergency responders to carry out and publish risk assessment; in London this is coordinated by the London Resilience Team. Continue reading

risk assessment checklist

Managing risks in your business

risk assessment checklist – You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this  you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and  decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment. Once you have  identified the risks, you need to decide how to control them and put the  appropriate measures in place. Continue reading

Health and Safety Laws

Health and Safety Laws – What you need to Know

All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. Continue reading