Health and Safety
Eatons offer a wide range of health and safety related services to help you manage these important areas of your business through Sentient our specialist consultancy department.
It is the case that all employers with five or more employees must have written policies, procedures, arrangements and Risk Assessments in place to address health and safety in the workplace. These often form an integral part of a Risk Management strategy. Legal Statutes place legal obligations on employers to assess such matters as General Risks, Manual Handling, Fire, Noise, COSHH, Work at Height, Display Screens etc. It also requires them to put in place Safe Systems of Work and are appropriately instructed and informed.
To comply with the legal health and safety requirements employers will require:
It is a criminal offence if you fail to comply, which could include action against employees, managers and directors. The Health & Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities responsible for Health & Safety regulations in Great Britain.
It is the case that if your organisation does not have appropriate safety policies, has not carried out risk assessments or has not informed and trained your workforce then insufficient attention will have been given to the management of health and safety. This puts employees at risk of being harmed. In turn the managers and organisation are then at risk of increased employers' liability premiums or health and safety prosecutions.
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