With recent news of the first prosecution under the new Health and Safety at work Act 2015, it is more important than ever that employers a...
Correct management of health and safety in your workplace constitutes good business practice. Aside from ensuring your workers are well looked after and are functioning in a safe environment, other benefits can be included such as a reduction in insurance premiums and employee absenteeism, less costs associated with replacing injured employees and can result in higher employee retention and morale.
Employsure explains the four steps every employer should take in order to better manage the health and safety of their workplace.
It is crucial to identify and assess any risks.
The next step is to determine how to best negate the risk identified above.
Any system implement to reduce or remove risks should be a normal and continual part of your business. All measures put in place to mitigate risks should be continually monitored for effectiveness. Ways you can ensure this is happening include:
Workplaces change all the time, meaning it is crucial for you to continually review your systems, processes and procedures and adapt to the changing environment. Wherever possible, ensure you keep detailed records of risk identification methods, procedures for mitigating and ongoing training provided to workers.
Your workers will always be the best identifier of workplace risks and hazards so it is crucial to ensure each of them are aware of the steps required to alert the appropriate people of any risk. We would strongly encourage a regular meeting with all workers, allowing for open communication and consultation.
As the leading workplace relations specialist, Employsure can assist with any concerns surrounding the health and safety of your business. Our specialist consultant can review your workplace, offering solutions and documentation to set the solid foundations for success. Call us today on 0800 675 700.