As an employer, you have a legal duty of care to protect your employees and your visitors by applying safe working practices.
Safe working practices are the cornerstone of your Health & Safety policies. They deliver consistency and structure, giving you a benchmark of standards for your business.
With our experience and know-how, you can relax in the knowledge that you’ll have all Safety bases covered.
Your safe working practices grow from having the right Health & Safety procedures, processes, policies and handbooks in place. But there’s more. You must also make sure that each of these is clearly communicated and understood by all your people.
Here are just a handful of key areas that will help you to maintain safe working practices…
Why do they matter? Because risk assessments ensure that any hazards associated with a specific task are identified, assessed, eliminated, reduced or controlled. The result? Safer set-ups and fewer incidents.
The outcome of your risk assessments helps to define safe working procedures. Whether it’s how to use a piece of equipment correctly or safely unload heavy goods from a vehicle, your procedures should make it clear to every employee how they need to tackle tasks safely.
If you have more than four employees, you must, by law, produce a written Health & Safety policy. Even if you have fewer employees, we’d still recommend having one.
Your policies should cover how you plan to manage
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Your legal duty to implement and maintain safe working practices is governed by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
These require you to ensure the safety of your employees and visitors by removing, controlling or reducing risks.
We’re experienced Safety specialists, with many happy clients . We really do know our stuff! So, why not get in touch and we’ll talk about keeping your business on the right side of safety?