What the regulations state
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires that “Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work. Also the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking”
This clause imposes on you a legal duty of care for everyone who works at or visits your premises.
If you have concerns about whether you comply currently with all relevant regulations and guidelines, and would like to discuss this with us or arrange for 1st Line Defence HSF to carry out a Risk Assessment please contact us on 01992 245034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to carrying out a comprehensive Risk Assessment for you, 1st Line Defence HSF can advise you on your legal and compliance obligations under each piece of legislation or set of guidelines to which your premises are subject.
Most businesses will require at least the following Risk Assessments:
- General Workplace Risk Assessment;
- DSE Assessments (Computer Workstations);
- Fire Risk Assessment.
A suitable and sufficient Health and Safety Policy and assessment is key to running a successful business, ignoring or neglecting this aspect can be costly.
1st Line Defence HSF strives to help guide clients through the obstacle of health and safety Regulations.
When Health and Safety goes wrong
- Directors, managers and supervisors being prosecuted for breaches of health and safety law.
- Financial consequences for individuals and considerable disruption to your business.
- Employees suffer loss of earnings and the company faced with large after-care costs and expensive claims for an injury or accident. This could have major implications and could possibly force the business to close.
Key Health and Safety questions
Questions to consider and then decide if risking your assets and your business by doing nothing:
- Is our business exposed?
- Is there a company Health &Safety Policy?
- Are we advised from a competent Health & Safety Consultancy?
- Are we fully aware of our responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?
- Has a Workplace Health & Safety Risk Assessments been carried out?
- How does Health and Safety Law affect our business and our employee’s welfare?
Now’s the time to act.
If your answers to some of the questions above leave you feeling a little uneasy, now is the time to contact 1st Line Defence HSF.