As every business owner or manager knows, being an employer brings a lot of responsibilities. One of the biggest is the legal obligation to manage health and safety in the workplace. This involves controlling risks, but before risks can be controlled they have to be identified.Continue reading
The catering industry is one of the most fast-paced working environments, and with that, comes a number of health and safety dangers. These include, slips and trips, working with knives, potential musculoskeletal disorders and dermatitis.Continue reading
Using any type of industrial saw can pose many health and safety risks, and the woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates. This kind of machinery should always be well maintained and have the correct safeguards.Continue reading
Undertaking a risk assessment correctly before working from a height is imperative to ensure employees are not in any danger.
Many hazards are apparent when working in a warehouse, so it’s no wonder companies are handed a hefty fine when health and safety codes are ignored.Continue reading
Health and safety practitioners, also known as health and safety officers, managers, advisers or consultants, seek to minimise the risk of injury and ill health at work. The role of a health and safety practitioner is to provide advice on planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing protective and preventative health, safety and welfare measures.Continue reading
If you are seeking to contract with an external consultancy or employ an internal advisor, how do you know what role and function the competent person should take and what capabilities, knowledge and skills they would require to be effective.Continue reading