The Importance Of Health And Safety At Work
If you own or run a business, you surely know how important health and safety is. Can you truly say your offices meet all health and safety standard? Do you regularly have your equipment PAT tested? Are all cables secure and hidden away using cable clamps? With it becoming increasingly popular for employees (or past employees) to make accident at work compensation claims, you really do need to ensure that your office is a safe working environment.
We’re sure you know the importance of why you need to ensure your office’s health and safety policy is kept to; however do you know exactly what needs to be covered? We thought we’d take a look at a few pointers which you should always keep in mind in the workplace!
The main pointers which you need to take into consideration are:
- Fire Safety
- First Aid
- Accident Reporting
- Electrical Appliances
- Hazardous Substances
- Manual Handling
- Display Screen Equipment
- Personal Protective Clothing
- General Risk Assessment
- Work Equipment
- General Workplace Safety
- Inspection Certificates
Yep; there’s a lot of things to take into consideration! It really is important, however, that you take health and safety seriously and ensure the safety and health of your workers is of uttermost importance! It makes sense to appoint a health and safety coordinator for the workplace who can oversee everything and ensure things meet the standards they need to.
There can be a lot to take in, however for more information on health and safety at work, visit www.hse.gov.uk