If you run a business it is vital that you conform with health and safety legislation and that you understand your responsibilities. Here we answer some frequently asked questions about health and safety procedure.
How can I get information on how to comply with Health and Safety Legislation?
We can provide information on how to comply with health and safety legislation. Contact us on 0845 054 8600 and ask to speak to one of the health and safety team.
The Health and Safety Executive also provide comprehensive information on their website. You can also contact HSE on their info line telephone number: 0870 343 0055
What Type Of Accidents Do I Need To Report and How Can I Report?
You need to report accidents which result in someone being killed or seriously injured or where an employee has been hurt and is unable to do their job for seven consecutive days.
Accidents can be reported online on the HSE website.
Do I Need To Display A Health and Safety Law Poster?
It is a legal requirement for employers to either display an approved Health and Safety law poster or to provide employees with the equivalent leaflet.
The poster is plastic laminated and very durable. If you have a number of employees it is recommended that the poster is purchased. If staff leave or your business expands, you will not have to worry about giving out the leaflet each time. You can get a poster from HSE books, Sudbury, Suffolk. Telephone: 01787 881165.
What is a Risk Assessment?
A risk assessment is a careful examination of what in your workplace could cause harm to people so that you can determine whether you have taken enough precautions or if you need to do more to prevent harm. The aim is to ensure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill due to conditions in the workplace and or from the work they are required to do. If you would like to find out more about how to conduct a risk assessment please call us on 0845 054 8600 and ask for a member of the health and safety team.