22 October 2014
Does your business fall for any of the Health & Safety fails we have highlighted?
Avoidable Slips, Trips and Falls
From construction sites to office settings, slips trips and falls are common in every single workplace. The HSE reports that Slips Trips and Falls are associated with more fatal and major injuries than any other kind. So how can you minimise accidents of this kind?
Failing to Report an Accident
Do you know the difference between an accident which needs to be recorded in an accident book and one which needs to be reported via the RIDDOR process? You should report an accident to the Health & Safety Executive for any incident which results in:
Fire Safety Breaches
Almost every type of premises is covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. This means the occupier has direct responsibility to ensure suitable fire policies and procedures are in place and comply with legislation. You will need to have in place
Failing to comply with COSHH
Do your employees work with substances which could be harmful to their health? The Health & Safety Executive have strict COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations meaning each substance which has a risk of being harmful must be assessed carefully in order to avoid illness or injury. Our top tips for COSHH compliance are:
Lack of Communication
It’s no good putting Health & Safety measures in place and not communicating them to your employees. You need to inform, communicate and educate! Have you got the right signage? Do you have training procedures for your staff? Do you provide staff handbooks?
Why not take a look at our FAQs on Health & Safety, to see if your business is suffering similar issues our clients were facing.
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