Do you know there's a distinct difference between a 'Health and Safety Representative' and a 'Health and Safety Officer'? Read on to find out what the difference is...
We use the terms 'Health and Safety Representative' and a 'Health and Safety Officer' loosely, but do you know there's a distinct difference between the two? You need to know what the difference is as they perform different functi... ››› more
Your Health and Safety Officer has a rather large area of responsibilities on his daily list.
He needs to protect employees' health and safety by making sure risks in the workplace are properly controlled and to ensure that your business is complying with all aspects of health and safety.
Here's what you need to know about your Health and Safety Officer's responsibilities...
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There are several ways you can use to keep your office and your team protected from hazards. Probably the most important rule is to never forget about the periodic inspection you should perform and to make sure your team understands the importance of the health and safety training.
Their actions influence anyone in the workplace and this is something no one should forget.
Here's how you can... ››› more
Health and safety isn't just your responsibility as the owner of your company.
Yes, you must know what's going on because at the end of the day you make the final decisions, but you can appoint members of staff to positions to support and help you in your health and safety efforts.
In fact, by making these two appointments in your company, you can share the weight of your health and safet... ››› more
Do you try get through your health and safety programme on your own without any help? If you do, I'm afraid to say you're doomed to fail.
Health and safety isn't something you can do without any assistance. You need to appoint the right people to help you or you'll miss out on vital information.
In fact, is you don't have this one person on your health and safety team, it's doomed...
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It's your duty to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). Here are six tips to get your staff to wear their PPE and the possible consequences you face if you don't. Dear Health and Safety Reps
Your role as Health and Safety Rep is to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). If your co-workers don't wear their PPE and you ignore ... ››› more
An OHS budget is the budget that you must compile as an OHS officer to implement your Health and Safety Programme for the following. Follow these eight steps to compile your OHS budget for the new year...
If you want to implement your Health and Safety Programme successfully, you'll have to compile an OHS budget.
But how do you go about compiling this budget?
Use these eight steps to co... ››› more
Did you know there's something you can do to reduce your IOD rate? Read on for our expert's top four tips you can implement today. Dear Health and Safety Reader
One of our Health and Safety Club readers asked a thought provoking question. Our reader is the Health and Safety Officer for a construction site. He wants to know if there's anything he can do to reduce their IOD rate. And if he can ap... ››› more
As you know, a Health, Safety and Environment representative (HSE rep or HSE officer) is an employee that other employees nominate and elect to represent them on matters that relate to their health and safety at work (including environmental matters that relate to their workspace). But do you know what happens when a HSE officer fails to fulfill his duties, can you have him prosecuted? Read on to ... ››› more
The DoL can fine you, or even stop your business if your employees don't use their PPE. Read on for our tips to make your employees use their PPE and avoid this fine. Dear Reader
We often get questions on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This week I want to remind you why it's vital for you as Health and Safety officers to pay more attention to PPE. The DoL can fine you, or even stop your b... ››› more
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