If you run a business, you are legally responsible for ensuring the health and safety of your employees. A Health and Safety Advisor can provide you with the necessary expert advice to ensure you are fully compliant with the law, and reduce any risk to your employees and to your business.
Each workplace has its own hazards and risks, some are clear and visible such as trip hazards, and some less obvious, such as those that may result in work-related upper limb disorders and stress. Musculo-skeletal disorders are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK. By putting in place appropriate plans, there is much that can be done to reduce the chances of injury or accident happening to your employees, causing suffering and potentially costing your business money though lost work days or litigation.
Health and Safety Advisors can carry out risk assessments to see what can be put in place to minimise risk, for example around usage of DSE Equipment like computer monitors, or around fire safety.
Other areas of concern in health and safety that apply to most businesses are manual handling and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). A business is required to undertake a risk assessment for the storage and use of each hazardous substance. A Health and Safety advisor can recommend practical and simple ways to address any issues.
A Health and Safety Advisor can advise on when health surveillance may be needed, and around occupational health considerations to keep your employees on top form.
Health and Safety advisors can perform and advise on Health and Safety Audits, measuring your business health and safety systems against an agreed set of standards, highlighting areas of good practice and identifying areas of concern so that improvements can be made promptly.
It can be difficult for businesses, particularly smaller businesses, to keep up with the demands of Health and Safety legislation. Business owners and managers need to access specialist advice to enable them to comply with the law, but often the skill set to deliver this is not available to them in-house. That is where Business Management Systems can help. Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be complex or a chore.
Our Health and Safety Advisors in Redditch, Worcestershire, are familiar with a diverse range of industries, and have qualifications from the people who matter in the world of health and safety. We are RoSPA trained, members of IOSH and hold NEBOSH qualifications in Construction Health and Safety, and we are fully up to date on the latest legal developments. Based in Redditch Worcestershire, we are a smaller company, which enables us to be agile and flexible in meeting your needs.
To find out more about our Health and Safety Advisor (Consultant) service, all you need to do is contact us via phone on 01527 916 201, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or using our contact form. Why not see how we can support your business to deliver on health and safety?