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Health & Safety

Health and safety regulations can conjure up thoughts of bureaucracy and red tape. However, maintaining good practice can help your business avoid costly claims should an accident occur. Over the last year 137 people were killed at work in Great Britain.2

Every time an accident occurs this has a direct effect on business profits and as the average profit margin for most companies is only 3 per cent, this can have a significant impact. A business with a 5 per cent profit margin would need to generate an extra £20,000 in sales or income to compensate for a £1,000 injury claim.

Since 2001, an average of 50 people in Great Britain have died each year as a result of a fall from height and a further 8,702 are seriously injured.3

What can you do?

To protect both their employees and their company, managers need to stay up to date on the risks and issues inherent to the employer-employee relationship.

As an employer, you have a duty of care towards your employees.

This includes:

  • Appointing a competent person responsible for ensuring you meet the legislative requirements
  • Conducting a health and safety risk assessment of all your business activities and procedures
  • Writing a health and safety policy
  • Maintaining the minimum health and safety standards for cleanliness

How we can help

A team of our experienced consultants offer a portfolio of services to help you effectively manage your health and safety risk.

We can:

  • Identify the specific risks your business is exposed to and help you prioritise them
  • Design and tailor a plan to mitigate risks identified in the assessment
  • Draft a health and safety policy
  • Provide you with all the necessary documents you need to help you achieve your legal requirements
  • Provide updates on legislation changes and current risk issues
  • Help you meet any enforcing authorities’ demands and stop any legal action
  • Investigate any accidents or significant near misses, to check the control measures put in place meet legal requirements and work with you to prevent a reoccurrence
  1. 2. http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/pdf/fatalinjuries.pdf
  2. 3. http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-at-height/wait/index.htm
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