As an SME, you probably find the idea of health and safety overwhelming!
Added to the fact that accident rates in SMEs are twice that of larger businesses. Or that the cost of safety failure could shut you down completely! And I'm sure you don't know how to ensure you're ready for a DoL inspection.
I'm going to tell you where to start so you can be 100% sure your health and management system... ››› more
When starting a new job or project, a safety file is your first line of defence against employee injuries and penalties from the DoL.
When you think you need to include over 70 documents in it, it's no wonder most people leave it to the last minute, or don't do it at all.
Do you even know where to start?
Read on for six sections you need to include to get your SHE File started...
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It's not something any of us think about or really plan for in advance. But what exactly would you do if your Health and Safety Rep had to suddenly resign?
How will this implicate health and safety in your business? Is he the only one serving the health and safety function in your company?
Here are four things you need to have in place before this happens to your company!
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When your Health and Safety Representative suddenly resigns, you need to have a clear and detailed hand-over plan in place.
That way, your next elected Safety Representative knows exactly what's required of him. And the transition won't hurt your productivity.
Read on for seven essential elements to include in his Safety Rep hand-over plan...
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Your health and safety management system should work without error.
However, there are many rules that are being overlooked and in many situations you get to find out the consequences when the case is reported to the court.
When it comes to incident reporting, you have to make sure that the right procedure is being set up and that the health and safety representatives know the important rol... ››› more
We can't stress this enough: Protecting your team or your employees is one of the most important responsibilities you have as an employer.
And although you have to delegate and organise these duties with your Health and Safety Representatives and contractor (depending on the activity), there still remains the knowledge in the field and no one should skip this.
Let's look at the ways that he... ››› more
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
As part of your duties, you need to make sure your Health and Safety Representatives aren't neglecting their responsibilities.
As it is the case in every situation, you can only make sure this is not happening if you know the law.
And today, we're helping you with that...
Here's what your Health and Safety Representatives have to keep an eye on
Firstly, Health and Safety Representative... ››› more
To keep your workplace running effectively and safely, you need to do health and safety inspections to make sure everything works as it should and everyone does what you tell them to.
To do this, you need to do health and safety inspections.
These help you check the state of your health and safety programme. For example, by inspecting the condition of your safety equipment.
But these in... ››› 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
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