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Health and Safety Law and Advice for Workplaces

Whether your business complies or not with Health and Safety laws, you should be aware that providing Health and Safety training for your employees is an absolute must.

By sending your teams on accredited Health and Safety courses, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits such as lower insurance costs, better productivity and an increased profitability of your business.

There are a few steps you should take in order to make sure your business is compliant with HSE regulations.

First of all, full compliance implies sending your managers on an accredited course. We are happy to offer you our fully accredited IOSH Managing Safely Course.

 

Moreover, here are our 10 tips that could help you secure the HSE compliance of your organization.

1. Conduct and document a Risk Assessment for your workplace, taking care to identify all potential risks and the best preventative measures.

2. Take out Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance and display the certificate somewhere where all your employees can see it.

3. Create a Health and Safety Policy by writing down the way you manage these aspects of your workplace (this form is mandatory for businesses with more than 5 people).

4. Have someone in your company to provide Heath and Safety advice to new employees and to overlook the way everyone meets specific job responsibilities. You can train one of your employees to do this work or hire an external consultant to help you.

5. Ensure to invest in things to entice health and safety, such as training, a fire suppression system and other health and safety equipment.

6. Provide Health and Safety training to everyone in your organization, so that everybody becomes aware of all risks and hazards, as well as of the best measures to manage these risks and stay safe throughout the entire production process. The IOSH Managing Safely training course provides a recognized health and safety qualification, thus being a good choice for your line managers.

7. You should do your best to satisfy the basic health, safety and welfare needs of your staff. They should have access to restrooms, washing facilities and drinking water. You should also secure this access for employees with disabilities.

8. Offer your employees Health and Safety Law information by displaying it on a poster or on leaflets, so that everybody can access it whenever needed.

9. According to Health and Safety laws, you may have to report certain work related accidents or injuries.

10. If your business deals with hazardous substances such as asbestos and explosives, you need to register with your health and safety authority. This rule applies also to businesses operating in constructions or in other hazardous industries.

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