It is important as a business owner to be completely aware of all potential asbestos located on your building’s property. It could have negative lasting health effects on employees and the business.
Where risk cannot be avoided, it has to be managed. This means developing an approach to identify, analyse, evaluate and control risk.
We’ve developed this cheat sheet to help you, the small business owner, learn more about cost-effective safety management tactics like risk assessment, developing a safety statement and training.
Most people have heard that asbestos is dangerous, but what do they really know? Where does it come from, what exactly is it, how is it harmful and what can you do to increase awareness of the dangers of asbestos.
Whether you’re just starting with… or you’re slightly more seasoned, our best practice guide to Safety Management will serve as a helpful reference point to make sure you get the most out of your efforts!
Each year, an average of 250 workers are killed in workplace incidents in the UK and Ireland, with a further 1.2 million being non-fatally injured. Research shows that in many cases, accidents occur due to a lack of employee training
Of course, the workplace is not solely responsible for creating such high levels of mental ill health but the workplace can be a perfect breeding ground for triggers, which instigate or compound mental health difficulties.
You can never control how new staff are going to work out within your organisation but one thing you can do is give them the best possible start by creating a great induction programme.
Due to the reactionary nature of lagging indicators, they don’t make for a strong gauge for measuring overall safety and prevention. Unfortunately, they can lead managers and employees to become complacent, just because they see a low injury rate.
In recent times there has been the emergence of a new philosophy in safety which has at its heart the concept that all accidents are preventable. To promote this, schemes and programmes have been developed that use the word zero in their title.
Being the champion of EHS within your organisation, does not mean you are the boss or have sole responsibility in this area. You are in fact, part of a team, an EHS team, as is everyone else in the company and it’s your job to communicate the very important role to them.
Going back to work for the first time after maternity leave can be different for everyone. Some women will be looking forward to it and some will be dreading it, most will be a mix of the two.