Keeping up with the latest Health and Safety legislation and ensuring you are keeping within the Law can seem quite a daunting task. However, to ensure your workforce is working within a safe environment you need to apply the correct procedures and manage them – it’s the law.
Business Health Check – As an employer or business owner you should ensure you understand the implications of this legislation on your business, its premises and any staff you employ and where necessary have the correct procedures in place and training completed. Non compliance can result in significant fines from the Health & Safety Executive which could have a serious impact on the reputation of your business.
We provide all aspects for training Consultancy to support your business commitment to HSE procedures and programmes. Our Business Health checks are thorough and cover all aspects of legislation and detailed Risk Assessments.
We also implement Safety audits for all Industry sectors which include Safety Practice and performance management of your business.
Initial consultancy discussions start with an open canvas and leads to specific and targeted ‘bespoke’ packages that you know have been designed for you.
Business Fixed Fee Consultancy Services
A qualified and experienced consultant will visit your premises, prepare a Health and Safety policy for your organisation, give advice and guidance regarding any risk assessments or method statements or training needs for your business, fire risk assessments, policies and procedures that need to be in place. We also provide fire safety advice regarding fire precautions.
Part of our remit in Consultancy services include:
- Fire Risk Assessment
- Preparing and writing Health and Safety Policies for your business
- Policy and Procedure Documentation preparation
- Workplace Noise Assessment
- Health and Safety Review
- Write a Health and Safety Policy for your business
- Help you manage your risks in your business
- Provide Training and information for your staff
- Give advice for providing the right workplace facilities
Please contact us on 0800 774 7034 or email us to establish how we can meet your training requirements with relevant, cost effective plans.
Some of our popular training courses for business include:
- Three day first aid at work courses
- Fire Warden / Marshal Training
- Fire Risk Assessment Training
- 3 Hour Manual Handling Awareness Training
- COSHH Training
- Health and safety awareness training
UK safety regulations
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers “to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work” of all their employees.
Employers must also keep and revise a written record of health and safety policy and consult with employees or their representatives on such policies (this only applies to those employing five or more).
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities.
Employers must also make arrangements to ensure the health and safety of the workplace, including making arrangements for emergencies, adequate information and training for employees, and for monitoring where appropriate.
Employees must work safely in accordance with their training and instructions given to them. Employees must also notify the employer or the person responsible for health and safety of any serious or immediate danger to health and safety or any shortcoming in health and safety arrangements.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
Known as RIDDOR, these regulations require employers, the self-employed and people in control of premises, to report work-related deaths, major injuries, work-related diseases and dangerous occurrences.
Workplace Regulations 1992
These regulations are concerned with the working environment. They place a duty on employers to make sure that the workplace is safe and suitable for the tasks being carried out there, and that it does not present risks to employees and others.
Further information on the Health & Safety Legislation detailed above in the form of a short guide to the law can be obtained from the HSE website.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is a statutory instrument, applicable only in England and Wales, which places the responsibility on individuals within an organisation to carry out risk assessments to identify, manage and reduce the risk of fire. It became law on 1 October 2006.