Good health and safety practice is very important and makes good business sense!
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, if you are an employer, or a self-employed person, it is your responsibility to ensure that you, your employees, sub-contractors and members of the public are protected from any possible workplace dangers.
Dependent on the size of your business, and the type of industry sector you are operating within, will have a bearing on what you need to do, legally. If you have fewer than five employees, you don’t have to have a written health and safety policy, however, you should be sensible and implement regular health and safety risk assessments. For the majority of small, medium or low-risk businesses, formulating a health and safety strategy is fairly simple! Of course, in some higher-risk areas, such as construction or manufacturing, more detailed legislation must be followed.
According to government statistics, over 200 people are killed each year in workplace accidents, with over a further one million injured, and, over two million people are affected by illnesses that are caused by, or worsened by their working practices or working conditions.
Ongoing and effective health and safety training will, not only help support the continued well-being of your workforce, but will instil a positive health and safety culture in to your workplace and ensure that you remain legal!
Saracen Solutions provide the following health and safety courses:
- Health and Safety at Work Level 2
- Health and Safety At Work Level 3
- Certificate in Stress Awareness
- Manual Handling
- COSHH Level 2
- Risk Assessment Level 2
- Risk Assessment Level 3
Other courses are available please ask for more details