If there is one thing that you cannot get away with, in regard to health and safety, it is training. Number one, it’s the law! and number two you are not going to get very far on improving or maintaining safety in your company if your employees and contractors do not know what is expected of them!
Well, this is an interesting topic for discussion! If you ask a small business owner or someone in management, they will probably say that health and safety is costly, takes up time and can be a barrier. Ask a health and safety professional and you will get the opposite answer!
If you are starting from scratch with your Health and Safety Training plan, have patience! I have been where you are sitting now, and I know how overwhelming and frustrating it can be. Trust me, your hard work will pay off, once you get the groundwork done.
Everyone that visits your site should have some kind of formal induction. Each induction will need to cover different topics, for example, Visitors won’t need to know how to fill out a permit to work form, but they will need to know where their assembly point is, in the event of an emergency.
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
A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) has been introduced by the European Commission and will come into force across the EU on 25 May 2018 replacing the existing Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).